Hamptonian Janell Hazelwood '04 (QTV), is the associate producer and overseer of Career and Lifestyle content for BlackEnteprise.com. Below, read her excerpt and tips on how graduates and young people in the workforce can benefit from having mentors. Follow Hazelwood @JPHazelwood. And, follow Black Enterprise @blackenterprise.
Jonathan Mark '13
As members of the Hampton University Class of 2013 prepare to graduate from their "Home by the Sea," we are taking a look back at their years at HU. This three-part blog series explores the experiences of three Hamptonians as they interpret - "It's a Hampton thing, you wouldn't understand."
My freshmen year there was a message board that was posted on the north wall of the Harkness Hall lobby for parents and friends to leave messages for residents they came to visit. Although most messages were left by over protective parents reminding their sons to behave or girlfriends and love interests trying to claim their territory, one message in particular stuck with me over my four years at Hampton. It read, "College isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself." At that instant I immediately began thinking about the future "self" I was to create.
It's graduation season! If you're a soon-to-be college graduate, look at these statistics and see if you find yourself in the numbers.