Diversity Employers

December 2015

Editorial objective:1- give diverse jobseekers sound information on job opportunities and how to successfully navigate the job search process,2- invite “employers of choice” to share success secrets and valuable information on where the jobs are.

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12 Diversity Employers | DiversityEmployers.com | December 2015 STUDENT SUCCESS IN THE JOB MARKET USDA National Finance Center (NFC) in New Orleans. In her sophomore year, Ivyanne responded to an email from the Offce of Career Services about the NFC internship. Having a strong resume, she participated in on-campus interviews and was selected for the position where she has worked full- time in summers and part- time during the school year since 2013. Keisha N. Murray, a native of Luling, LA, is a fnance major at Xavier Universi- ty of Louisiana. Throughout her years at Xavier, Keisha worked closely with the Of- fce of Career Services and her Division of Business professors to fnd a position that best suited her. Her summer experiences included an accounting internship and serving as a UNCF Walton 0Education Reform Fellow. At the 2015 Mardi Gras Career Expo, Keisha met a recruiter from Ameriprise Financial, and six weeks later she accepted a position in the Finance Leadership Development Program in Minneapolis, MN, where for the next two years she will learn about the company via three eight-month rotations. At Xavier University of Louisiana, where I have served as the Director of Career Services since 1983, we strongly encourage students to utilize our offce early in their collegiate career so that they can prepare themselves to be mar- ketable upon graduation. We work with students individually to critique their re- sume and conduct mock interviews. The two students profled did exactly what we advise and it paid off for them. They took advantage of our services in their sophomore year and both students had what we consider the ideal qualifcations for employment: good grades, leadership in extracurricular activities and intern- ships which made them viable, competi- tive candidates. u Lennard came to Rochester Institute of Technology by way of Nassau, Baha- mas and Syracuse, NY. His family moved to the states when he was in high school where he cultivated his interests in art and engineering. Because of this inter- est in creating things and in technology Lennard decided to major in Computer Engineering at RIT. He will be graduat- ing with both a Bachelor's and Master's degree this spring. He has had great success academically with an overall GPA of 3.5 and twice receiving a 4.0. Acclimating to the rigor of college level work was a challenge but Lennard was able to excel with the help of resources on campus such as the Multicultural Center for Academic Suc- cess (MCAS). He is currently a T.A. for 'Introduction to Digital Systems' and is a sought after tutor for several courses. One of Lennard's career goals is to 'invent something'. He wants to patent Keisha N. Murray - Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana Major: Finance Hometown: Luling, Louisiana Employer: Ameriprise Financial, Minneapolis, MN Job Title: Finance Leadership Development Program Keisha worked closely with the Ofce of Career Services and her Division of Business professors. Carolyn Thomas - Director-XU Ofce of Career Services, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana They took advantage of our services in their sophomore year and both students had what we consider the ideal qualifcations for employment: Rochester Technology Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester Technology Student Success Story- Rochester Institute of Technology Lennard Streat - Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, NY Major: Computer Engineering Hometown: Syracuse, NY Employer: IBM – Austin, TX Job Title: Hardware Engineer By Kimberly DeLardge

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