2019 HBCU Careers Magazine

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MUSC Medical Center, Human Resources 163 Rutledge Avenue, Suite 200, MSC 602 Charleston, SC 29425 muhaemployment@musc.edu 843-792-0819 To apply, visit musc.edu/careers At MUSC, our nurses are passionate care team members that set the standard for patient-centered health care. Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced nurse, MUSC has a vast range of opportunities throughout our organization, primary, specialty units and ambulatory sites. With a focus on educational development, competitive pay and excellent benefits, come join the team that is changing what’s possible. To apply, visit musc.edu/careers

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Dear Job Seeker,

Congratulations! You are one step closer to making the transition from your career as a college student to your new career in the workplace. The job market is competitive and the economy uncertain and you may feel a bit unprepared for this transition. By making the decision to take a look at the 2019 HBCU Careers Magazine you are off to a great start! The HBCU Careers Magazine i s an all-inclusive career planning resource filled with invaluable career planning advice and information from the experts, career service professionals from colleges and universities throughout the country and other professionals from various fields. The HBCU Careers Magazine not only provides you with the tools to develop an effective job search campaign, but it also helps you to connect with employers that are actively hiring. Be sure you incorporate H B C U careers.com as an integral part of your job search campaign. H B C U careers.com is quickly becoming one of the largest diversity recruitment websites for job seekers and employers across the United States. H B C U careers.com was created to serve both the job seeker and employer by connecting people and providing the most up-to-date information to aid the job seeker in their career search. With a host of job search tools including video resumes and our custom job search format, job seekers can actively search and apply to thousands of job postings. Job seekers that register and create a job search profile can receive real-time updates automatically through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter whenever a job is posted that matches their search criteria. Visit H B C U careers.com and register today so you can start your job search tomorrow! We hope you will utilize the HBCU Careers Magazine and H B C U careers.com . You now have the tools to develop an effective job search strategy to find the career that’s right for you.

Best wishes as you begin your job search! H B C U Careers

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CONTENTS

Welcome Letter...................................................... 1 Meet Our Contributors........................................... 4 Career Opportunities............................................. 8 List of HBCU’s...................................................... 10 Self-Evaluation.....................................................11 Researching Employers.......................................12 Featured Employers............................................. 21 Constructing an Effective Resume..................... 27 Action Words........................................................30 10 Tips to a Great Looking Resume................... 31 Common Resume Mistakes/Resume Checklist...32 Video Resumes....................................................33 Chronological Resume Sample........................... 47 Poorly Constructed Resume Sample..................48 Functional Resume Limited Work Sample.........50 Electronic and Scannable Resume....................52 Scannable Resume Sample................................53

Networking...........................................................60 Writing Effective Cover Letters............................ 61 Application Letter Model.....................................62 Application Letter Sample...................................63 Thank You Letter Model......................................64 Thank You Letter Sample....................................65 How to Conduct an Online Job Search...............69 Career Fairs.......................................................... 74 Strategies for Successful Interviewing............... 76 Interview Preparation.......................................... 77 Traditional Interview Questions..........................78 Behavioral Interview Questions..........................79 Questions to Ask the Interviewer........................80 Business Professional Attire............................... 81 Business Casual Attire........................................83 Evaluating Job Offers...........................................85 Transitioning to the Workplace...........................86

ARTICLES

“The Four Tenets of a Fulfilled, impactful Career” By: Dr. Michael Ammons........................................................................................................................... 19 “It’s in You” By: Micaela Morris.................................................................................................................................... 34 “3 Tips to Help Land Your First Job” By: Dr. Michael Ammons........................................................................................................................... 54

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“The Ultimate Cover Letter Tool Kit” By: Alexandra Arrington............................................................................................................................ 56 “Finding the Right Company Culture” By: Sean Lynott.......................................................................................................................................... 66 “The STAR Method of Interviewing: Be a Star on Your Interview “ By: Amy Soricelli........................................................................................................................................ 68 “Employment and the Law Understanding Your Rights in the Workplace” By: Simone M. Campbell........................................................................................................................... 72 “5 Things to Prepare For Your First Five Days of Work “ By: Keirsten A. Greggs............................................................................................................................... 89 “The Lost Art of Personal Responsibility” By: Alexandra Arrington............................................................................................................................ 91

Healthcare Careers The organizations featured within this section are currently recruiting within the Healthcare Industry: Duke Nursing

Theorganizations featured in this sectionare currently recruitingwithin theEducationfield EDUCATION CAREERS

MUSCMedicalCenter,HumanResources 163RutledgeAvenue,Suite 200,MSC602 Charleston,SC 29425 muhaemployment@musc.edu 843-792-0819 At MUSC, our nurses are passionate care team members that set the standard for patient-centered health care. Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced nurse, MUSC has a vast range of opportunities throughout ourorganization,primary,specialtyunits and ambulatory sites. With a focus on educational development, competitive payandexcellentbenefits,come jointhe team that is changingwhat’spossible. To apply, visit musc.edu/careers At MUSC, our nurses are passionate care team members that set the standard for pati nt- entered health care. Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced nurse, MUSC has a vast range of opportunities throughout ourorganization,primary,specialtyunits and ambulatory sites. With a focus on educational development, comp titive payandexcellentbenefits,come jointhe team that is changing what’s possible. To apply, visit musc.edu/careers

Longview Regional Medical Center Medical University of South Carolina Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Multnomah County Health Department* VCU Health System *DenotesFeaturedEmployer

AkronPublicSchools (OH) AnchorageSchoolDistrict(AK) ArlingtonPublicSchools (VA) CaddoParrishPublicSchools (LA) CarteretCountyPublicSchoolSystem (NC) ClarkCountySchoolDistrict (NV) ClarkeCountySchoolDistrict (GA) DenverPublicSchools (CO) EastBatonRougeParishSchoolSystem (LA)* GreenvilleCountySchools (SC)* GwinnettCountyPublicSchools (GA)* HenryCountyPublicSchools (GA)* HenryCountyPublicSchools (VA) HickmanMillsC-1Schools (MO)* HillsboroughCountyPublicSchools (FL) HopkintonPublicSchools (MA) JeffersonCountyPublicSchools (KY) KansasCityKansasPublicSchools (KS) KansasCityPublicSchools (MO)

Killeen IndependentSchoolDistrict (TX) LadueSchools (MO)* LosAngelesUnifiedSchoolDistirict (CA) MinneapolisPublicSchools (MN) MontgomeryCountyPublicSchools (MD) NewtonCountySchoolSystem (GA) NorthKansasCitySchools (MO) Olentangy LocalSchoolDistrict (OH) OnslowCountySchools (NC)* OrangeCountySchools (NC) ParkwaySchoolDistrict (MO) PhillipsExeterAcademy (NH) RichlandSchoolDistrictTwo (SC) Saint LouisPublicSchools (MO) SchoolDistrictof LeeCounty (FL) St. LuciePublicSchools (FL)* TangipahoaParishSchoolSystem (LA) TucsonUnifiedSchoolDistrict (AZ)* WaynesvilleR-VISchoolDistrict (MO)

We’re Hiring! Nurses,DentalHygienists, MentalHealthConsultants, FinanceSpecialists,andmore! Visitusatwww.multco.us/jobs In the heart of Portland, Oregon

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Healthcare Careers Page 15 MUSCMedicalCenter,HumanResources 163RutledgeAvenue,Suite 200,MSC602 Charleston,SC 29425 muhaemployment@musc.edu 843-792-0819

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Meet Our Contributors Alexandra Arrington, LPCA, NCC, DCC Career Counselor, Consultant and Coach

Career development consulting at its best gets to the heart of your matter. It helps you to tap into and express your best--on paper, in an interview or in a networking environment--and it equips you to move forward. This approach forms the basis of Alexandra's working philosophy, developed by a decade of career counseling/coaching experience within corporate, education, non-profit and government organizations, with clients of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Alexandra has a graduate degree in Career Counseling and Placement from North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC). She is a

provisionally licensed professional counselor in the state of North Carolina, a National Certified Counselor, and a Distance Certified Counselor. Her training and experience in communications and counseling, coupled with her value of education and strengths-based methods, have culminated in tested processes that are thorough, yet brief and solutions-focused. She has worked with secondary and post-secondary students (both traditional and non-traditional), adults in all stages of their career in an array of industries, as well as with students and adults with various barriers (e.g. mental illness, lack of basic needs, little to nowork experience, etc.).The full range of career development services she provides include: educational and career exploration, consulting and counseling; interest, personality and career assessment and evaluation; career development program planning; résumé and cover letter writing workshops and individual critiques; targeted job searching strategy and application assistance; and leveraging Internet presence/social media for career development purposes.

Simone M. Campbell Executive Director Hunger4Humanity, Inc. Columbia, MD

To be a future contributor, please email ads@hbcucareers.com or contact us on HBCUcareers.com .

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Sean Lynott, MBA Sean has worked for T-Mobile for over six years now. He is part of the Early in Career team and helps run the summer internship program. When he’s not at work he’s spending time with his wife Kelly and their cat Tuna. Sean and his family live in beautiful Surrey, British Columbia.

Keirsten Greggs Talent Acquisition Professional

Keirsten Greggs is Talent Acquisition Consultant, Career Coach, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Advocate, Blogger, Speaker, Professional Relation- ship Builder. In 2017 she founded TRAP Recruiter, LLC, a small business committed to bridging the gap between the job seeker and organizations committed to attracting, hiring, developing and retaining diverse talent and fostering inclusive, equitable cultures. In her 19-year career, she has imple- mented creative recruiting strategies for Defense, Intelligence, Federal and Civilian contract portfolios and accumulated a full range of Talent Acqui- sition experience including Full Life-Cycle Recruiting, Executive Hiring, Talent Acquisition Operations, Training Development and Delivery, Talent Acquisition Project Management, College Recruiting, Internal Staffing, and Proposal/Incumbent Capture. Keirsten holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and a Masters in Management with an HR concentration from the University of Maryland, University College. Always focused on relationship building, she engages with a broader audience via her blog, as a guest speaker, as a guest on various podcasts, facilitating workshop and training, and as creator of the #RecruiterProblems meme series. Connect with Keirsten:

Website: www.traprecruiter.com Email: info@traprecruiter.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @traprecuiter LinkedIn: keirstenagreggstraprecruiter

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Micaela Morris, MBA Micaela Morris is an entrepreneur, speaker, consultant and the founder of Effective Efficient Virtual Assistant, affectionately known as EEVA. A business focused on lessening the workload of small business owners, organizations, artists and assisting individuals in job readiness training. Micaela has assisted financial companies with their marketing, artist Earl Bynum and the Mount Unity Choir with strategic marketing campaigns resulting in them getting nominated for 3 Stellar awards and winning one. Micaela has over 10+ years of experience in communications and is currently working on her Doctor of Business Administration

specializing in Strategic Leadership. Micaela is a trailblazer who plans, implements and executes, she will not stop moving forward. Her love for helping people drives her and gives her joy. To connect with Micaela follow her on Twitter @MMorris20 or @eevassist, or her Facebook Business Page: Effective Efficient Virtual Assistant.

Amy Soricelli Vice President, Career Services, Berkeley College

Amy Soricelli has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of recruiting and career services. She joined Berkeley College in 2009 as Director, Alumni Placement. She was appointed Assistant Vice President, Career Services and Alumni Relations in June, 2014. In this role, Ms. Soricelli oversees all alumni and career development needs including skill development, resource support and conflict resolution. She is the recipient of the Associate of the Year Award for Customer Service in 2012 and the Associate of the Year Honorable Mention Award for Customer Service in 2010.

Prior to joining Berkeley College, Ms. Soricelli was Account Manager at Taylor Grey, a staffing firm where her primary focus was the placement of administrative support in New York City, Connecticut and Long Island. Ms. Soricelli served almost 14 years as Director of Placement at the Katharine Gibbs School. While there, she won the Top Placement Award for eight consecutive years. Ms. Soricelli is a graduate of the Herbert H. Lehman College where she earned an M.S. in Specialized Services in Education with a focus on Guidance and Counseling and a B.A. in English.

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Michael Ammons, Ed. D Dr. Mike Ammons is the Director of the Raleigh-DurhamAdult Studies campus at North Carolina Wesleyan College and an Adjunct Professor of Business. He holds a MBA in Business Administration, Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Liberty University. Mike has taught several courses in business, management, and leadership at the graduate and undergraduate level. Over the last eleven years, he has held leadership positions within the North Carolina Community College System, liberal arts colleges, technical schools, and faith-based universities. Mike served in the United States Air Force as a Morse Systems Operator

for the Signals Intelligence Squadron. During his enlistment, he worked at the National Security Agency and the American-Japanese Joint Task Force. His research interests are focused on leadership theory, adult learning, and academic achievement.

Thank you to all of the professionals from the college career services arena and private sector that have taken the time to share their knowledge and expertise with collegians and up-and- coming professionals. We truly appreciate your commitment to making a difference and enhancing the professional and personal lives of students, alumni and young professionals as the embark on their journey from college to career.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Akron Public Schools - OH............................................ 44

Jefferson County Public Schools - KY............................ 37

Anchorage School District - AK..................................... 45

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools - KS......................... 42

Arlington County Police Department. ..... Inside Back Cover

Kansas City Public Schools - MO. ................................. 43

Arlington Public Schools - VA....................................... 41

Killeen Independent School District - TX...................... 42

Caddo Parish Public Schools - LA. ................................ 40

Ladue Schools - MO*................................................... 37

Carteret County Public School System -NC.................. 37

Longview Regional Medical Center*.......Inside Back Cover

Clark County Schools - NV............................................ 39

Los Angeles Unified School District - CA. ..................... 38

Clarke County School District -GA................................ 39

McCoy’s Building Supply*.................... Inside Back Cover

Denver Public Schools - CO.......................................... 40

Medical University of South Carolina....Inside Front Cover

Duke Nursing................................................................ 17

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.................... 16

East Baton Rouge Parish School System - LA*.............. 38

Minneapolis Public Schools - MN................................. 44

Greenville County Schools - SC*. ................................. 41

Montgomery County Public Schools - MD................... 46

Gwinnett County Public Schools - GA*. ....................... 45

Multnomah County Health Department*.................... 15

Henry County Public Schools - VA................................ 43

Newton County School System - GA............................ 41

Henry County Schools - GA*........................................ 42

Olentangy Local Schools - OH...................................... 42

Hickman Mills C-1 Schools - MO*................................ 43

Onslow County Schools - NC*...................................... 39

Hillsborough County Public Schools - FL...................... 41

Orange County Schools - NC........................................ 43

Hopkinton Public Schools - MA.................................... 40

Parkway School District - MO....................................... 40

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Please take advantage of the employment opportunities that appear throughout your HBCU Careers Magazine ! Help your career search by contacting the organizations listed below. These employers are actively recruiting college graduates like yourself and have made the HBCU Careers Magazine possible. Visit HBCUcareers.com to view the online version of this publication, upload your resume, respond to job postings and more. ATTENTION CAREER SEEKERS

Phillips Exeter Academy - NH....................................... 44

T-Mobile*................................................... Outside Back Cover

Richland School District Two - SC................................. 36

Transportation Security Administration*.. Inside Front Cover

Saint Louis Public Schools - MO................................... 46

Tucson Unified School District - AZ*............................ 38

School District of Lee County - FL. ............................... 37

VCU Health System............................. Inside Front Cover

St. Lucie Public Schools - FL*........................................ 44

Waynesville R-VI School District - MO.......................... 45

*Denotes Featured Employer

Tangipahoa Parish School System - LA......................... 45

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Historically and Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities

Fayetteville State University John C. Smith University Livingstone College North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Central University Shaw University St. Augustine’s University Winston-Salem State University

ALABAMA

FLORIDA

MARYLAND

TEXAS

Alabama A&M University Alabama State University Bishop State Community College Concordia College Selma Gadsden State Community College H. Council Trenholm State Technical College J.F. Drake State Technical College Lawson State Community College Miles College Oakwood University Selma University Shelton State Community College Arkansas Baptist College Henderson State University Philander Smith College Shorter College University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff CALIFORNIA Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science DELAWARE Delaware State University DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Howard University University of the District of Columbia Compton Community College Stillman College Talladega College Tuskegee University ARKANSAS

Bethune-Cookman University

Bowie State University Coppin State University Morgan State University Sojourner-Douglass College University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Huston-Tillotson University Jarvis Christian College Paul Quinn College Prarie View A&M University Southwestern Christian College St. Philip’s College Texas College Texas Southern University Texas State University at San Marcos The University of Texas at El Paso Wiley College

Edward Waters College Florida A&M University Florida Memorial University

GEORGIA

MASACHUSETTS

Albany State University Atlanta Metropolitan College Clark Atlanta University Fort Valley State University Interdenominational Theological Center Morehouse College Morehouse School of Medicine Morris Brown College Paine College Savannah State University Spelman College

Roxbury Community College

OHIO

MICHIGAN

Central State University Cuyahoga Community College Wilberforce University

Lewis College of Business Wayne County Community College

MISSISSIPPI

VIRGIN ISLANDS

OKLAHOMA

Alcorn State University Coahoma Community College Hinds Community College, Utica Jackson State University Mississippi Valley State University Rust College Tougaloo College

University of the Virgin Islands University of the Virgin Islands - Kingshill

Langston University

PENNSYLVANIA

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Lincoln University

VIRGINIA

ILLINOIS

Hampton University Norfolk State University St. Paul’s College Virginia State University Virginia Union University Virginia University of Lynchburg

Chicago State University Kennedy-King College

SOUTH CAROLINA

Allen University Benedict College Claflin University Clinton Jr. College Denmark Technical College Morris College South Carolina State University Voorhees College

KENTUCKY

MISSOURI

Kentucky State Universtiy Simmons College of Kentucky

Harris-Stowe State University Lincoln University of Missouri

WEST VIRGINIA

LOUISIANA

Bluefield State College West Virginia State University

Dillard University Grambling State University Southern University A&M College Southern University at New Orleans Southern University at Shreveport Xavier University

NEW YORK

LaGuardia Community College Medgar Evers College New York City Technical College York College

TENNESSEE

Fisk University Knowville College Lane College

LeMoyne-Owen College Meharry Medical College Tennessee State University

NORTH CAROLINA

Barber-Scotia College Bennett College Elizabeth City State University

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Self-evaluation is a critical part of any effective job search strategy, yet it is often overlooked. It is the process of identifying your personal and professional values, interests, personality type, strengths, weaknesses, skills, and goals. This section will not only give you insight into understanding yourself, but it will also help you to transfer what you know about yourself into a career that fits.

Self-Evaluation Questions to Ask Yourself Below are some questions developed by executive recruiters to help you better understand yourself and your career aspirations. They are also questions an employer may ask you during an interview. Answer these questions as accurately and honestly as you can. Your answers will help you determine your career assets and liabilities, which will prepare you for your job search and for future interviews. • Would I work better in a large or small organization?

• How important is geographic location to me? • Do I work better alone or as part of a group? • Am I more comfortable as a follower or a leader? • Which do I do better: analyze or execute? • Do I prefer to work with people or things? • Do I work more successfully under pressure? • Am I a good planner or idea person?

• Do I think well on my feet? • Do I make decisions easily?

• Do I express myself well orally? In writing? • What characteristics do I admire in others?

• Which function of my job do I perform most effectively? • Which function of my job do I perform least effectively? • What do I enjoy doing most? • What motivates me? • What accomplishments have satisfied me in the past year? • What have I done to correct my shortcomings? • What level of responsibility do I aspire to in five years? • What should I be earning then? • How will I achieve these levels? What skills do I need? • Am I a good listener?

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Researching Employers The process of researching an employer is an essential part of the job search process yet it often goes overlooked. Many job seekers take a “ready, fire, aim” approach without doing any homework first. They simply apply to as many positions as possible regardless of whether or not they are qualified for a position or whether or not they even want the position. Using this tactic is not an effective way to conduct a job search and usually results in a big waste of time-especially now when our job market is so tight. Keep in mind that you are competing for the same position as many others, so before you blast off your resume without any thought, take the time to do some research first. It will pay off in the long run.

Why is researching an employer so important? • Helps you identify organizations that match up with your career goals. In addition, you never know what you may find while you are conducting research. You may discover employers that are hiring that do not utilize traditional methods of advertising available positions. • Helps you target your resume and cover letter to the position you are applying for which increases your chances of getting an interview. • Helps you sell yourself as a viable candidate. The more you know about an employer, the better your chances are of being able to communicate how your skills and abilities match up with the employer’s needs. • Employers are looking for candidates that show a genuine interest in their company. Communicating to an employer that you know something about their company shows you are enthusiastic and interested. • Helps you answer the commonly asked question, “Why do you want to work for our company?” If you don’t know anything about the company you are interviewing with, how will you be able to answer this question? • Helps build confidence during an interview. Knowledge is power so the more you know about an employer prior to an interview the more confident you will be in an interview situation.

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Where do I find information about employers? Below are just a few resources for finding the information you need. Consult your Career Services Office for additional resources. 1. HBCU Careers Magazine Your HBCU Careers Magazine is an excellent resource to locate information about organizations that are actively seeking to hire recent college graduates. For a list of all of the organizations that have available positions, refer to page 6. Take time to carefully review the career opportunities that these organizations have placed. They typically include general information about the position, the employer’s web address, and how to apply for the position. You can also link directly to each employer’s website, find additional information about an employer and submit your resume to job postings by visiting HBCUcareers.com. 2. Internet Resources • The Employer’s Website is typically a great place to find general information about a company as well as career opportunities. Many times an employer’s website has a special section devoted solely to career opportunities. • Job Search Assistance Websites such as HBCUcareers.com contain valuable information about employers and also provide you with an option to post your resume online, search through available job opportunities, and link to the employer’s website. • IndustryWebsites. It is helpful to have an overall “big picture” view of the field or industry you are interested in. For instance, if you are interested in Pharmaceutical Sales, you may wish to do some general research on the industry to find out the average entry-level salary, employment outlook, required training, trends, etc. Below are some websites that may be helpful:

» » Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov/ooh » » U.S. Department of Labor’s CareerOneStop: www.careeronestop.org » » Salary.com • Grad School Websites. If your next step is grad school, you may wish to visit these sites: » » gradtrek.com » » Gradschools.com » » graduateguide.com 3. Trade Associations Almost every type of field or industry that exists has a trade association affiliation. Find trade associations that match your career interests and then contact them to find out how you can obtain information such as journals, informational briefs and membership directories. Some trade associations even publish job listings or have resume referral services. In some cases you may need to be a member of a trade association in order to take advantage of their services and receive their information. If this is the case, see if they offer student memberships at a discounted rate. What do I need to look for when conducting research on an employer? • Name, age and location(s) • Product lines and/or services • Parent company and/or subsidiaries • General financial picture of organization such as recent mergers, acquisitions, stock picture, etc. • Recent events related to the company that have been “in the news” • Major competitors and positioning in the market • Company history • Company mission statement • Career opportunities • Application procedures/deadline for application

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Questions to Ask Yourself Now it’s time to get real. Ask yourself the following questions BEFORE you respond to a job posting or go on an interview. Your answers will let you know if you have done the right amount of research and taken the appropriate steps to prepare yourself for the application and interview processes. • Do my resume and cover letter reflect that I am a good match for the position for which I am applying? • Am I prepared to answer general questions about the employer and the position that may be asked of me during an interview? • What makes me “stand out” over other candidates that are applying for the same position?

REMEMBER - it’s your job to demonstrate to an employer why you are the right candidate for a position - not the employer’s job to try to figure our how you fit within their organization. Effectively researching the employer can help you determine how your skills, attributes and strengths can be an asset to the employer.

If you are applying to an online job posting, don’t just submit your resume blindly. Do a bit of investigating first. In most cases an employer will include an in-depth position description along with the qualifications they are seeking. Study this information carefully. Find out what the employer is looking for. Compare your qualifications, skills, and attributes against the position description. Do you see any matches? If so, be sure to communicate them in your resume and cover letter.

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Healthcare Careers The organizations featured within this section are currently recruiting within the Healthcare Industry: Duke Nursing

MUSC Medical Center, Human Resources 163 Rutledge Avenue, Suite 200, MSC 602 Charleston, SC 29425 muhaemployment@musc.edu 843-792-0819 To apply, visit musc.edu/careers At MUSC, our nurses are passionate care team members that set the standard for patient-centered health care. Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced nurse, MUSC has a vast range of opportunities throughout our organization, primary, specialty units and ambulatory sites. With a focus on educational development, competitive pay and excellent benefits, come join the team that is changing what’s possible. To apply, visit musc.edu/careers At MUSC, our nurses are passionate care team members that set the standard for pati nt- entered health care. Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced nurse, MUSC has a vast range of opportunities throughout our organization, primary, specialty units and ambulatory sites. With a focus on educational development, comp titive pay and excellent benefits, come join the team that is changing what’s possible.

Longview Regional Medical Center Medical University of South Carolina Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Multnomah County Health Department* VCU Health System *Denotes Featured Employer

We’re Hiring! Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Mental Health Consultants, Finance Specialists, and more! Visit us at www.multco.us/jobs In the heart of Portland, Oregon

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Longview, Texas

Eye-to-Eye.

PUSH THE LIMITS OFWHAT’S POSSIBLE Start your career here and make a difference.

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with innovative teams as we drive excellence and improve patient outcomes. And you’ll be joining an award winning organization that is consistently ranked as a top hospital for cancer by US News & World Report and listed on Glassdoor’s annual Employee Choice Awards.

At Longview Regional, we agree on exceptional patient care. A t Longview Regional Medical Center, our supportive setting helps new grads make a smooth transition to professional practice. If you share our view of excel- lence, we invite you to explore a future as a member of our diverse team, united by our commitment to provide quality healthcare services to our community. Come discover the hills, lakes and piney woods of East Texas and great lifestyle in Longview.

Entry-level opportunities for Healthcare, Science & Liberal Arts Majors

NEW YORK CITY LONG ISLAND

WESTCHESTER COUNTY

NEW JERSEY

careers.mskcc.org MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. FIND YOUR LIFE’S CALLING

NURSING OPPORTUNITIES

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You want to work with the best team – with no limits on how far you can go. We sit among the top-ranked hospitals in Virginia year after year, according to the U.S.News & World Report. ® We offer more than 400 work/life benefits – flexible work options, competitive pay, generous benefits and prepaid tuition assistance to help your career – and your life – soar. Discover how your career can take flight at vcuhealth.org/careers.

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Congratulations, Duke University Health System

Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital have again achieved the most prestigious national honor for professional nursing practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): Magnet Program® designation. This designation represents the gold standard of nursing excellence and our steadfast commitment to caring for our patients, their loved ones and each other every day.

Life as a Duke Nurse is an exciting one.

“This honor is the culmination of continuous effort by Duke University Health System nurses to ensure the best possible care for our patients and their loved ones wherever they receive care in our health system.” Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Vice President of Patient Care and System Chief Nurse Executive for DUHS.

Duke Nurses are transforming the future of patient care. Guided by our mission, vision and values, we are committed to excellence. We are leaders, innovators, and educators. We are passionate about what we do.

Become part of our Magnet-designated team today. EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITIES. REWARDING EXPERIENCES. dukenursing.org

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Opportunities for a Lifetime

Duke Health nurses are dedicated to transforming patient care and raising the standards of nursing excellence. Every day, our nurses go above and beyond the call of duty to deliver extraordinary care to patients. As a Duke Nurse, they have all the advantages of working in a health system with Magnet® recognition, world-class facilities and innovative technologies. And, they benet from living and working in an area that embraces and celebrates diversity. Our leaders guide staff in providing patient-centered and evidence-based care and are involved in mentoring the next generation of health care leaders. Many of Duke Health’s exceptional nurses attended HBCUs; three are featured below:

Be part of excellence. Be a Duke Nurse.

Gloria A. McNeil, DNP, MBA, MA, RN, NEA-BC, NE-BC, CENP Title: Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Priscilla Ramseur, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC Title: Chief Nursing & Patient Care Services Officer Entity: Duke Raleigh Hospital North Carolina Central University Priscilla’s learned from a recruiter about Duke’s “New to the OR Program,” and she wanted to work for a health system that offered such opportunities. After a tour of the facility and introduction to the OperatingRoomDirector andAdministrator, she knew that it was the right place for her. Because Duke Health provides numerous opportunities for both career progression and personal growth, Priscilla has served in a variety of roles, from a clinical nurse in the OR, to a manager and leader in the organization, and now as a health system executive. “Duke offers opportunities for whatever you’re looking for - there truly is an opportunity for everyone.” ~Priscilla Ramseur

Frank DeMarco, MSN, RN Title: Associate Chief Nursing Officer Ambulatory and Emergency Services Entity: Duke University Hospital Winston-Salem State University Frank wanted to relocate from New York and wanted to work at the best, so when he chose North Carolina, he knew about the reputation and prestige of Duke University Hospital. Even though he interviewed at other hospitals, he knew Duke was the best, and he has never looked back. From a professional perspective, both he and the health system are always striving to be the best. Duke Health leaders mentored Frank and encouraged him to advance his education, allowing him to grow clinically and professionally as a nurse. They invested a lot of time in him, and the loyalty at Duke is second to none. “I bleed Duke Blue. I know I am part of something bigger here. It’s not about me, but about Duke Health as a team. There is a sense of loyalty that is second to none.” ~Frank DeMarco

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Gloria began her nursing career at Durham Regional Hospital in 1979; the facility became part of Duke in 1998. As part of the collaborative team at Duke Regional Hospital, Gloria has access to all that the health system has to offer, including continuing education, research and leadership development opportunities. She has returned to school three times, earning two master’s degrees and a doctorate. With strong ties to North Carolina Central University, where she mentors nursing students and is a guest lecturer, Gloria was invited to be the speaker for the pinning ceremony for the guaduating class of 2016. “We truly believe in and follow our mission – it can be seen daily in how we treat our patients and how we treat our staff.” ~Gloria McNeil

Learn more and apply online at www.Dukenursing.org, or call a Duke recruiter at 888.358.2383

U.S. News &World Report Duke University Hospital (#1), Duke Raleigh Hospital (#13) and Duke Regional Hospital (#13) are proud to have been selected as top hospitals in North Carolina by U.S. News &World Report (2017).

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The Four Tenets of a Fulfilled, Impactful Career

By: Dr. Mike Ammons Director, Raleigh-Durham Adult Studies Campus North Carolina Wesleyan College

Americans are workers, further proof of this statement is confirmed by recent reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics where, on average, employees work 47 hours per week. In some industries, it peaks at over 60 hours per week. But, with simple multiplication, you can surmise that over the course of 30 years, the total time spent at work is more than 70,000 hours, equal- ing more time than you spend with family, sleeping, and engaged in your hobbies. However, despite these numbers, it pales in comparison to Elon Musk, Tesla and Space X acclaim, who worked over 100 hours a week for more than 15 years.

However, we are living in an age where the traditional model of work has been resigned and reshaped to mean something totally different from what it was 30 years ago when I started my first job at the local grocery store Piggly Wiggly. Especially from what it was when my parents earned their first wages literally by the sweat of their brow as a field hand for their sharecropper parents. Employees today are looking for more than a paycheck as work is not a grind, but rather, a venue in which individuals can deploy their skills in such as way that contributes to making the world a better place. With this in mind, I would like to share with you four tenets to help guide you throughout your career. Be True to Yourself In general, people wish you well and often make the following statement encouraging you to do things in your best interest - “If I was you I would (fill in the blank here”. If you are a talkative person, you may hear that you need to listen more. Conversely, if you are an active listener, you may hear you need to talk more. The lesson here is that whatever you are, be more of that, because that is an indicator that you have natural innate abili- ties that need to be capitalized on. You need to know your sweet spots, areas in which you are able to highlight your abilities. Coach Wooten, highly successful basketball coach at UCLA, observed his players during practice, taking note of the areas on the court in which they made the majority of their shots. Based on this data, he created designed plays so players can take these shots during actual games, informing them that these spots were the only locations they could shoot. You see, he knew who is players were and put them in situations where they could be suc- cessful. I am reminded of the now famous Saturday Night Live skit where we find comedian Will Ferrell, playing the role of a musician in a recording studio, where he is giving the producer more cow bell. While this is his only contribution to the other highly talented artists, he is fully committed to adding value where he can, while remaining aligned with who he is. I encourage you to find your “cow bell” moments.

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Be Curious “Curiosity killed the cat”, I am sure you have heard this statement before. While it may have taken one if not all the nine lives of the friendly feline, curiosity has the opposite affect on people, particularly in the work envi- ronment. The older we get, generally speaking, the more and more we lose touch with the basic element that helped to make our childhood so memorable. This attribute is curiosity. Think back to your earlier years when you par- ents told you not to do something, what was the first thing that you immediately did, yes, that is right, you did the complete opposite. You had to experience that thing for yourself to help you make an informed decision about the action/behavior that your parents warned you about. In a professional capacity, some examples of curiosity consists of understanding how your peers do their work, what kind of mindset is involved in the decision making process from a managerial perspective, and how do your peers deal with challenges. Be curious, seek answers to these questions. Be an Influencer One of my closest friends has mastered the art to build lasting connections at every organization he has worked. This stems from his unrelenting desire to produce quality work, getting to know his coworkers on a personal level, and modeling the key behaviors of an effective leader (e.g., listening to others, encouraging peers through challenging times, and mentoring). You can achieve the same and more if you are intentional about developing others in tandem with your own personal growth. Keep this in mind as you focus on increasing your ability to influence others - “Anybody who helps somebody influences a lot of bodies” - John Maxwell Be a Learner Learning is fun, even though some of us may have been traumatized over the course of our K-12 educational experience, possibly even extending into higher education, given the pressure to maintain a high GPA to get accepted into your chosen school. During our academic years, we focused on one type of learning called Just in Case, meaning, you learned a lot of concepts/principles to prepare you for an assignment or your chosen career field. This type of learning was beneficial because it enabled you to demonstrate competency. However, if you are not applying this informa- tion frequently on your job, a large percentage of this knowledge is not being utilized or leveraged. Now that you are employed, you need to switch gears and implement the Just in Time learning approach. The purpose of Just in Time Learning focuses on gaining access to new ideas, principles, and solutions right when you need it to solve problems faster and smarter. I hope that you find these tenets to be useful and you circle back from time to time to track your status in each of these areas. Whether you have recently integrated into the workforce or you have jumped tracks into a new field, I want to encourage you to build on your higher education experience, taking full advantage of all of the amenities that accompany the term “career”.

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