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Who’s Coming to the Career Fair? 25 Companies Hiring GSU Students

51st Annual Lonnie SmithWhether you’re on the hunt for an internship or looking for part-time or full-time work now, next week’s career fair is one you won’t want to miss.

Bring your resume and your best professional suit or dress to connect with companies hiring for roles from California all the way to Washington, D.C.

You can connect with these employers and their active job openings next week: Continue reading

Grambling State Helps Fight Breast Cancer

4 Campus Events Provide Free Screenings and Help Raise Awareness 

ribbonFor the next two weeks, the Grambling State campus community will activate to help fight breast cancer through testing, awareness, and celebrating local survivors. Media and community members are invited to join campus leaders for the following:

  • Free breast cancer screenings will be held from 2-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at GSU’s Free Betty E. Smith Nursing Building, 1 Cole St. The screenings are sponsored by the university’s Nursing Program and More Than Conquerors Breast Cancer Support Group.

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Meet the Captains – #BringitHome2018

IMAGE-BIH_CaptainsBy Kyndall Colon

More than 97 percent of Grambling State University students receive some form of federal and state financial aid. With big debates around financial aid programs, TOPS, and overall funding in higher education, bottom-line support for students is critical in helping them reach their educational goals.

At Grambling State, our “Bring it Home” annual fundraising campaign helps meet students at their point of need – from scholarships to funding solutions for deferred maintenance and employee development. The campaign’s $1 million goal is one of many University efforts to help close the gap between graduation for students.  Continue reading

GSU Spotlight: The Alexanders on Giving From the Heart – #BringItHome2018

Charles (Grier) Alexander and Donyetta Davis Alexander experienced similar financial hurdles while they were students at Grambling State University. They both received a little help which made a big difference in their collegiate experience. As they look back, they have always wanted to offer support to GSU students.

GRIER-Alexander“Someone helped me in my time of need,” said Charles. “It was a great gift. And I knew for me to live up to the ‘GramFam’ expectations that I had to do the same for the next student.” Continue reading

Grambling State Senior Receives Top Honor from White House HBCU Initiative

Faron Rush to represent GSU during National HBCU Week Conference, Sept 16-18

GRAMBLING, La.– September 12, 2018 – The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has named Grambling State University Senior, Faron Rush, to its roster of 2018 HBCU Competitiveness Scholars.
Rush, of Chicago, Ill., was one of 63 students nationwide to earn the Initiative’s highest student recognition.

Headshot-Rush-FaronHe will travel to Washington, D.C. September 16-18 to participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s National HBCU Week Conference and receive recognition at the Initiative’s Excellence in Innovation and Competitiveness Awards. As a scholar, he will engage in workshops on leadership, professional development, innovation and entrepreneurship. Continue reading

GSU Spotlight: 3 Lessons from Leveraging a Technology Wave – Dwayne Jackson #BringItHome2018

Dwayne-JOhnsonAfter 20 years in information technology, Grambling State alumnus Dwayne Jackson cast out on his own to build a technology enterprise. Sixteen years later, his journey includes major wins like increasing revenue more than 45 percent and serving clients including federal, state, and local government entities across the U.S.

Jackson, who founded Software Tech Enterprises just two years after the dot-com crash, recently shared critical advice for students and other alumni who are considering careers and entrepreneurship.

Here are his three lessons for entrepreneurs who are looking to leverage today’s technology wave: Continue reading

4 Ways Students Can Help Grow GSU (Without Running for Office)

By Adarian Williams

The hustle to the graduation finish line is very real. From our studies, jobs, and working to Talktomethursdaysecure the perfect internship, it may seem like there isn’t “time” to get involved and help tackle those opportunities we know will make our campus better.

But, that’s where you’re wrong. Getting involved is a lot easier than you think.

Here are four easy ways you can help the University function effectively (without taking on an officer role with a student organization):

  1. Join the Tiger Council

The SGA Tiger Council grants students the opportunity to volunteer with the Student Government Association without holding an office. From working with special events, helping gather and share the student voice on campus, to working hand-in-hand with campus leaders, Tiger Council is a great way to facilitate meaningful changes here on campus. Continue reading