Dean Jones, a Grambling State University alumni and senior delivery manager at Microsoft, recently told college students how to stay smart and market themselves using social media.
The most important advice Jones gave the students: When looking for a job, be aware of the competition from the global market. As we continue recovering from the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, this is advice many could use.
“You’re not competing against just people in the United States. You are competing against everyone,” Jones said.
For the second year in a row, Louisiana Tech University has been ranked No. 1 in the state for the highest starting and mid-term career salaries among graduates, according to PayScale.com’s recently released 2014-15 College Salary Report.
With one of the lead engineering schools in the country, Tech’s academic successes have continued to grow. But it’s not just the engineering department reaching for quality, high-paying careers, but, according to Tech President Les Guice, it’s a common consensus among the entire student body to strive for betterment.
They are precious in His sight, gifts to us from Him. He gives us the charge of guidance, love, attention and direction for our children and grandchildren. With this in mind, my deepest fervency is the basis for today’s thoughts.
Every year about this time I tend to experience a gnawing concern, sometimes even fear, for the safety of our precious children. The reason for this is the occurrence of end-of-the-year celebrations. Some of these relate to proms; graduation ceremonies; or maybe the events are just being happy that “school is out” for the summer. Many of us have experienced this as participants and parents. This is the time of year in May that much of this occurs — the celebration of happy times, but with the looming potential of danger.