Career Services: a new place, new life, feeling good!

Career Services is excited about the upcoming year,  now located in the A.C. Lewis Memorial Library, Suite 167.  Come join Career Services for a Meet and Greet, on Monday, Aug. 31 from 2-4 p.m.   

Building on the work of those in the past, while enhancing services for the future, Grambling State University students will be some of the best professionally trained students in the country.  

The new staff will consist of Altha Madison, coordinator, workforce development, Latoya Pierre, coordinator of employee relations and Dr. Shelia Fobbs as director.  The staff comes highly recommended having worked in the field for many, many years.

The center has been evaluated by consultants, taskforces, and its director who has traveled to several institutions that are known as leaders in the area of career services. 

As stated by the center’s staff, who are all graduates of Grambling State University, “We want only the best for our students.” With that said, the center is merging the old with the new by adding requirements for participation and the new, adding computer technology that will thoroughly prepare students for any employment opportunities.

Another emphasis this year will be the idea of educating the “total” student. It has been noted that some students are arriving to campus with problems derived from their environment. Therefore, they are not able to focus on the professional side of preparation.  

The center will now include sessions on Personal Development.  Examples may be, “Self, Who am I”, “From Head to Hemlines In Relationships it Matters”, “Self Esteem”, “LGBT” and much more.  These will be in addition to the regular professional development sessions.

The center will also develop a Club called Back2Basics where university students will serve as mentors for high school students. They will address career services, connecting them to the university and form a mechanism for student engagement. 

They will also discuss basic manners that some have lost or have not been taught.  Things as simple as saying thank you, please, or may I, will be emphasized to bring us back to what is traditional for African Americans.  There will be many discussions on accepted behavior.  

Any interested students should call the Center at 318-274-2346 for information on our first meeting.  The center has listed scheduled events for the semester.

GSU Career Services Fall 2015 event calender


Monday, Aug. 31

Meet & Greet, Office of Career Services – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A.C. Lewis Memorial Library, Suite 167.


Tuesday, Sept. 15

Putting the ME in ResuME – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Grambling Hall Auditorium, Whitley Parker LA Workforce    Commission.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

How to Ace The Interview – 7-8 p.m., Grambling Hall Auditorium.

Thursday, Sept. 17 

Dressing, You Dictate the Message – 12 noon – 1 p.m. Grambling Hall Auditorium.

Monday, Sept. 21 

48th Annual Lonnie Smith Career Fair 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Location –Black and Gold Room.

Thursday, Sept. 24 

Shreveport Police Department Informational Session – Henry Rodgers – 11 a.m.-12:00 noon, Grambling Hall Auditorium.

Monday, Sept. 28         Back2Basics Series/Pillow Talk Series “From Head to Hemlines In Relationships it matters.  Office of Career Services, AC Lewis Library, Ste. 167.7:00-8:30p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 29        Being Social Includes The Idea of Etiquette.

11:30-1:00. Grambling Hall Aud.


Thursday, Oct. 1 

Etiquette – Part II – Dinner – 6:00-7:30 p.m. Location-McCall Dining Hall

Monday, Oct. 5 

Career Services Day – “Ask Us Anything” All Day – Office of Career Service.

Tuesday, Oct. 6 

Marketing Self as a Business – LA Small Business

Development Center -11:30-1:00p.m. Grambling Hall Aud.

Thursday, Oct. 8,     

Putting the ME in ResuME – Micha Gould, 11:30-1:00, Grambling Hall Aud.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Alumni Share – A Career Discussion – 10:00-12:00 Office of Career Services-AC Lewis Library, Ste 167. 

Monday, Oct. 26     

Back2Basic Series/Pillow Talk-Fifty Shades of Grey-Nothing About Sex, All About Relationships – MALES ONLY 6-7:30p.m. Office of Career Services, AC Lewis Library, Ste, 167.

Friday,  Oct. 30    

Graduate and Professional School Fair. Location- Black and Gold room, 8:00-2:00p.m.


Monday, Nov. 2

Diversity – What It Means For Me. Grambling Hall Aud.  7:00-8:00p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 5 

Internship Fair/Co-Sponsored by Sophomore Class.     11:00-1:00p.m. Black and Gold Room.

Tuesday, Nov. 10    

Technology Security, Direnzic Technology & Consulting, LLC Ieshea Jones Consultant.– 11:30-1:00p.m. Grambling Hall Aud.

Monday, Nov. 16    

Back2Basic Series/Pillow Talk Series/Fifty Shades of Grey – Nothing about Sex, All About Relationships – GIRLS ONLY.  Office of Career Services. AC 

Lewis Library, Ste 167, 6-7:30p.m.  

Wednesday, Nov. 18    

Being Real – Sometimes Goes Against The Norm-A LGBT Discussion 6-7:30p.m. Office of

 Career Services – AC Lewis Library, Ste. 167.



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