CareerBuilder’s Chief People Officer offers job seeking advice for new grads
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CareerBuilder’s Chief People Officer offers job seeking advice for new grads

The Spartan Echo went to CareerBuilder’s Chief People Officer Michelle Armer to get advice for people entering the job market for the first time as college graduates. Here’s our question and answer session with Ms. Armer. I’m graduating in a month. What should I already have done and what should I be doing now? (In … Continue reading

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Generation Z feels far less prepared to enter workforce than previous generations

Ellucian, a provider of software and services built to power higher education, published findings of its survey “Credential Clout: How Higher Ed Can Prepare for an Evolving Job Market.” The survey, conducted in the U.S. by Wakefield Research, queried 500 students currently enrolled in a college or credential program aged 18-45, and 500 recruiters and … Continue reading

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Get on-the-job training…and college credit

Any Norfolk State student can write for the Spartan Echo, but did you know you can get training and college credit for it, too? Just register for JRN 221 News Writing. The course meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. The News Writing course teaches students through on-the-job training. Students write for … Continue reading

Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo!
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Need experience and work product to show a potential employer? Get it at the Spartan Echo!

Writers, photographers, graphic designers:  the Spartan Echo is accepting applications now for all editor positions. Student editors will serve during the spring 2017 semester and may receive a performance grant for their service. Amounts vary by position and funding availability. Some work–done from home–will be necessary during the winter break to prepare for the spring semester. Please see the Spartan Echo staff page at http://www.spartanecho.org/staff for more … Continue reading

What’s missing in the millennial skillset?
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What’s missing in the millennial skillset?

One thing is clear: millennials – those born after 1980 – are the world’s future, and they’ve already made significant contributions. Social media alone wouldn’t be what it is today without millennial entrepreneurs, for example. “It’s not just technology defining the youngest working-age population, it’s also a distinct optimism and a desire to do work … Continue reading

Do you have what it takes to be an IBM-er?
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Do you have what it takes to be an IBM-er?

by Carman Chatman On Thursday, April 14, Alisha Bazemore, the Director of Career Services at Norfolk State, held an IBM (International Business Machines) Preparation Event hosted by Eric Dykes, who is the Recruiting and Diversity Manager of IBM located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Students arrived in their best attire and came prepared to asked questions … Continue reading

IBM helps NSU students prepare to enter the workforce after graduation
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IBM helps NSU students prepare to enter the workforce after graduation

by Omar Ross An IBM Summit Campus Career Preparation Event was held on campus Thursday, April 14, to help current Norfolk State students prepare for entry into the professional workforce. The event was designed to assist with university career preparations and to give first-hand knowledge of the recruitment, interview and selection process within IBM. The event … Continue reading

Want a job after graduation?  You’ll need experience and we can provide it.
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Want a job after graduation? You’ll need experience and we can provide it.

Want a job in the media after graduation?  Want to work in a communication-related field?  If so, you’ll need more than a degree; you’ll need samples of work product you can show a potential employer and related experience listed on your resume…preferably two or more years of it. That’s where the Spartan Echo comes in.  … Continue reading

Accepting applications for editor positions
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Accepting applications for editor positions

Our application deadline has been extended until Nov. 13. It’s time to build your resume by working in an award-winning organization and producing product that can be used as work samples when applying for almost any position that requires communication ability. The Spartan Echo, Norfolk State University’s nationally award-winning student newspaper, is accepting applications now … Continue reading