From Intern To CTO – How This FAMU Grad Leads at NASA

March 21, 2017

Ray Gilstrap has always been interested in technology. As a boy, Ray would dismantle toys gifted to him just to see how they worked before putting them pack together. “My parents didn’t think it was cool.” Ray says.  “I was interested in finding out how stuff work. At some point, I found out there are […]

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2 Hacks for a Higher Salary in 2017

March 21, 2017

Millennials are earning less today (after adjusting for inflation) than the same age group did in the past according to the New York Times. Even worst, “less than half of working Americans even ask for a raise and close to 30% are uncomfortable negotiating salary, according to a new study by Payscale,” Of course you’re not […]

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Here’s What Mark Zuckerberg Should Have Said at NC A&T

March 14, 2017

In case you missed it, Mark Zuckerberg spoke at North Carolina A&T this week. NC A&T invited him as part of their Town Hall guest lecturer series. The visit also coincides with Mark’s 30 state+ tour of the United States to help share Facebook’s vision for the future. With Facebook’s black employees only representing 1% of their workforce, and […]

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How to Get Recruiters to Contact YOU with Job Openings

March 9, 2017

Countless Millennials are using obsolete job hunting techniques that don’t acknowledge the impact of modern technology on recruiting. For example 75% of qualified job applicants are rejected by Applicant Tracking Software before a recruiter even sees their resume simply because of incorrect formatting! Another outdated job hunting method is submitting an application through a company’s […]

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4 Quick Tips to Get Your Next Job On Linkedin

March 8, 2017

According to Jobvite, 87% of recruiters say they’re now using LinkedIn to find quality candidates. Still, almost 60% say they can’t find eligible applicants. In short, most job seekers are not effectively leveraging LinkedIn to connect with online recruiters. In order to be successful, you have to increase your visibility on the site and create a profile that’ll convince […]

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How this NC A&T Student Landed A Summer Internship At Apple

March 1, 2017

Brandon Long, a junior computer science (CS) student at North Carolina A & T State University always wanted to go to an HBCU and play in the band. So when the alto saxophonist saw A&T play while in high school, Long knew it was the perfect school for him. What he didn’t know is that […]

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How Having a Side Hustle Helps You Land The Job

December 30, 2016

Finding that dream job may be easier said than done but with a side hustle opportunities are more likely to be knocking at your door. This is a generation of the side hustles, contract gigs and freelance work. When I say, “side hustle,” I’m not only talking about a side business but the little things […]

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This Howard Grad Skipped Law School and Landed Roles at Google and Pinterest

December 21, 2016

Corinne Dixon randomly happened into the tech industry. A political science major at Howard, she worked as a paralegal full time at a San Francisco law firm while taking what she thought was going to be a year off before going to law school. Despite having stellar LSAT scores and recommendations, working long hours and […]

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Mellody Hobson Teaches Us How To Be Unapologetically Black In Her Talk At Google

December 20, 2016

As soon as her name popped up in my inbox from the Black Googler’s Network group, I had to open it right away. I’ve been a huge fan of Mellody Hobson for quite some time. When I was exploring the world of investing, her name appeared several time to remind me that it is possible […]

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Uber’s Nicole Cuellar Stays True To Herself

December 8, 2016

At Howard University, grad, Nicole Cuellar wasn’t focused on technology at all. Her love for travel led her to major in Spanish and Russian, and landed her a Fulbright award to teach English in Russia for a year. When she came back in ‘08, finding a job in a rough economy proved difficult.  “I was […]

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