By Courtney Davis WASHINGTON, DC (Howard University News Service) — The National African American Museum of History and Culture, scheduled to open this weekend, seems to have something for everyone –black and white, young and old, rich and poor. For Remi Maarouf, who visited last […]
Month: September 2016
By Martavious Mortin Staff Writer The season for theater has officially started. The Tennessee State University’s Theater Department will be kicking off the school year with two suspenseful plays: Sorry Wrong Number and The Hitch Hiker. Sorry Wrong Number explores the world of the unknowing. […]
By Alexis Clark Staff Writer The recreation and game room in the basement of the student center has not been open since the school year started on August 22. Over the summer, the game room and a few of the offices in the basement, including […]
MEMPHIS, TN (TSU News Service) – The State’s two largest school districts could see an increase in math, biology and chemistry teachers thanks to a partnership between Tennessee State University and national syndicated radio host Tom Joyner. The initiative, which encourages community college graduates to […]
By Delvakio Brown Staff Writer Since 9th Grade Tennessee State University sophomore, Brandon Lenox, has used his talent of words to express himself. After competing in various poetry slams, many people asked Lenox where they could buy his poems. After much thought, he began to […]
In the last issue, I discussed how college is not about getting a degree, but about preparing for a career. I wanted expand upon that in this issue of The Meter.
According to a 2013 study done by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, 48 percent of employed U.S. college grads are in jobs that require less than a four-year degree. That means that nearly half of all college graduates are not using the degree they spent four years and thousands of dollars to get. Perhaps this is the result of a failing economy or lack of ambition, or perhaps it has to do with a lack of preparation.
Whether you are a senior or a freshman, it is never too early or too late to start thinking about your career. As a freshman you have the next few years to explore your interests, so don’t be afraid to do that. For example, the elective courses you select give you a great opportunity to experiment with other majors, which will help you find your true passion.
If you are an upperclassman with less time to explore your options, don’t panic. For those of you who may not feel as excited about your undergraduate degree as you once were, grad school is the perfect time to change directions.
Regardless of your classification, there are resources available that can help you decide what it is that you’d like to do. In fact, that is the Career Development Center’s main focus. Visit them as often as possible to see what new opportunities are available, or just to receive some career-oriented advice.
Job shadowing and internships are also great opportunities to explore your chosen profession. After all, many people enjoy a subject in the classroom and yet discover that it is not right for them once they enter the field. In order to avoid this, try to get as much practical experience as possible before deciding.
College is all about exploring your options, and then preparing yourself for the career that you choose. So regardless of what that decision is, start preparing now.
By: Shayla Simmons The start of a new school year is finally upon us at Tennessee State University and with it, both current students and faculty alike welcome the class of 2020 and transfer students to our illustrious campus. For many, this may be the […]