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MANRRS

Establishing Effective Communication in the Workplace

Posted by Ebony Webber on Apr 1, 2016 8:40:06 PM

 

We are human beings. We thrive off of the energy of interacting with others. In many aspects of life, communication is key. Take a moment to think about how many times miscommunication negatively impacted your day, whether with your friends, children, family, or at work. Proper communication ensures everyone is on the same page and allows things to flow a little easier.

 

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How to Retain Members and Encourage Attendance

Posted by Ebony Webber on Jan 21, 2016 10:30:00 AM

 

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As the semester passes and your chapter meetings are underway, you may notice your meeting attendance begin to dwindle. Why? As the president of the North Carolina A&T State University MANRRS chapter, I found myself asking this question among many others. Why is my attendance declining with each meeting? Why are the students not interested in coming anymore? What should I do differently to stop this from happening?

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Mentors vs Advisors

Posted by Quentin Tyler on Jan 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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College can be a scary place for students. Frequently, students may feel confused about how to handle their academic career. Often, students will proceed blindly through college because they don’t realize the resources available to them.

 

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Topics: Professional Development

Team Building Activities for Students

Posted by Quentin Tyler on Jan 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM


Joining a new student organization is scary. You walk into the first meeting, and you don’t know a single person in the room. Everyone looks at you and you don’t really know what to do…so what do you do?

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Topics: Professional Development

Money Talks: Addressing Graduate Student Concerns

Posted by Quentin Tyler on Jan 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Entering into a graduate department can be one of the most daunting and exhilarating experiences a graduate student can partake in. It can generate a number of emotions such as excitement, apprehension, and confusion. Along with these emotions, concerns about financial stability and housing can be great issues for graduate students. “How do I get funding?” and “who takes care of the needs of graduate students?” are a few questions that may arise. This blog will help address some common questions that graduate students may have.

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Topics: Professional Development

Internships for First Year Students

Posted by Quentin Tyler on Jan 8, 2016 9:25:23 AM


When to look, where to look, and how to choose! Internships are in most cases a gateway to an entry-level position, and knowing this will allow you to succeed from start to finish. Freshman in college are in most cases seen as the lowest on the totem pole; it is your job to change that. So, where do you look for internships?

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Topics: Professional Development

2015 Clusters in Review

Posted by Ebony Webber on Dec 7, 2015 10:15:38 PM

Regional Clusters:

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The Importance of Managing Work-Life Balance

Posted by Ebony Webber on Nov 1, 2015 9:35:14 AM

 

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Work-life balance can seem hard to achieve and impossible at times. Through the use of smartphones, email, and other technology, “unplugging” from the office can be difficult.

 

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Topics: Professional Development

Top 10 Internship Tips, Tricks and Tasks

Posted by Ebony Webber on Sep 30, 2015 11:00:00 AM

 

An internship is a terrific opportunity to get acquainted with your chosen field and to develop connections that could help you in your professional goals.  Read our top ten recommendations to ensure that you make a great impression! 

 

 

 

 

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Topics: Internships

How to Implement Diversity and Inclusion in your Workplace

Posted by Quentin Tyler on Sep 25, 2015 2:32:00 PM

I have had the opportunity to work in the area of diversity and inclusion for over the last ten years and I can say from experience that implementing diversity and inclusion in a workplace is not an easy task. Everyone does not support diversity and inclusion efforts nor see the benefit of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. There will be many challenges in implementing this new strategy, but please understand that the rewards will outweigh the risks and will be huge for your company. It is extremely important that once diversity is addressed, strategies must be developed to make the workplace inclusive. As I have learned over the years, diversity plus engagement equals inclusion.

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Topics: Professional Development

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