Have you ever experienced a Tuskegee University Career Fair? Tuskegee University offers one of the best Career Fairs held on an HBCU campus. Companies from around the globe, across the country and down the street. This year’s Annual Career Fair was as large as ever. There were companies such as United Technologies, United Airlines, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, P & G, Altec, Weyerhaeuser, Chevron and many, many others. The Annual Career Fair is coordinated each year by the Career Development and Placement Services, which brings the companies in and gets the student body ready for interviews with prospective companies. These companies, […]
What’s new on the first day of class
It’s the first day of class–the beginning of the semester–and the start of new friendships. Some students show off their new clothes that they bought over the summer. Some have new hair styles, or new “do’s” that they want to show off. Will that guy who sits in the third row have a new haircut? Or will that girl in the front row look a little fatter because she ate a lot during the summer break? There are a lot of things that go on in your mind on the first day of classes. Did I get all the books […]
Opportunity Begins with Education
An event with a bold title took place on this past Wednesday night, September 27th. “Opportunity Begins with Education” was coordinated and sponsored by “Teach for America”, The Tuskegee Pre-Alumni Council, and the Gamma Phi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated. The purpose of the event was to prepare students for the career fair that was taking place the next day. After the informational meeting, students were allowed to have their resume constructively critiqued. A powerpoint was presented that focused on multiple topics including networking, the “Elevator Proposal”, a list on how to succeed during […]
Is Thanksgiving still a holiday?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/black-friday/0/black-friday-2016-best-deals/ Since the year 1863, Thanksgiving was a holiday feast enjoyed by many families across the United States. During the holiday, families would gather around and enjoy a large feast that celebrated good fortune. It was the first real family celebration of the year before Christmas. The following day, which is referred to as black Friday became known as the start of the Christmas shopping season around the year 1932. This day was when major retailers would have sales on items that were incredibly expensive to appease the pockets of their consumers. Surprisingly, Black Friday did not become a […]
Has White Privilege Failed Betty Shelby?
www.complex.com On September 16, 2016 Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Officer Betty Shelby in the middle of the street. Tulsaa World, a local news medium, reported that Crutcher was having trouble with his stalled vehicle and left it unattended momentarily. Upon his absence, Officer Shelby investigated the stalled vehicle along with her partner Officer Tyler Turnbough. As Crutcher approached them, an altercation ensued. Officer Shelby claimed that Crutcher “appeared to be on something”, according to ABC news. Officer Turnbough tasered Crutcher while Officer Shelby proceeded to shoot him. Crutcher died of his injuries later that day while in […]
Loyalty: The Long Lost Virtue
Loyalty, and the absence of it, has reigned as one of the most trended social themes amongst our generation. Its frequency of surfacing within our conversations is almost instinctive–it is almost completely embedded within our cultural vernacular. Loyalty is popular among conversation, but foreign in action; craved, but distasteful to display; and expected, but naively misunderstood. Because of this, we have been placed in this perpetual cycle of expectation and disappointment. This has produced a social atmosphere where deceit has become more admirable, with musical influences that encourage the behavior, and even humorous, with memes and hashtags titled #WasteHisTime2016 and […]
Break Down The Gates!
Envision a large wall, 12 feet high, 18 inches thick, and 97 miles wide surrounding Tuskegee University’s campus. This doesn’t sound very welcoming does it? The whole idea of a wall is to protect – to keep what is enclosed by the wall from coming into contact with what is on the outside of the wall. Ironic as it may seem, the gates surrounding Tuskegee University seem to have that same effect. The only thing differentiating a gate from a wall is visibility. The external force can be seen through a gate but protection is […]
Knowledge is Empowering
One of the greatest desires amongst the human species is knowledge. We are naturally inquisitive and curious; however, this desire is deeper than simply wanting to know about something. Knowledge is a thirst that can never be quenched and this places us in an eternal pursuit of answers. The adage, “Knowledge is power,” is commonly used to define this desire, and in many senses it proves to be correct. It explains that people want to learn so that they can have power over others, but power is only a potential result of obtaining knowledge. What happens in between obtaining knowledge […]