MANRRS promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences.

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Establishing Effective Communication in the Workplace

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

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...

Mentors vs Advisors

 

 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.

 

Team Building Activities for Students

 

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?

Money Talks: Addressing Graduate Student Concerns

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...

Internships for First Year Students

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?

The Importance of Managing Work-Life Balance

 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.

 

Top 10 Internship Tips, Tricks and Tasks

  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! 

  

 

How to Implement Diversity and Inclusion in your Workplace

 

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...

6 Steps to Acquire and Retain Newly Developed Talent

 I have been working with students for over ten years as an advisor and have worked with my university in recruitment and retention of newly developed talent. My experiences have provided me a direct insight from multiple perspectives on how to acquire and retain newly developed talent. University officials assist students as they make the decisions on the particular careers and companies to...