HL 020: Interview Tips | STEM Career Options | The GCAC

Last Updated on June 28, 2015

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This edition of the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast takes a look at careers and sports. Students get tips for winning internship and job interviews and we get a dose of STEM career talk. HBCU sports fans learn more about a little conference that is big on competition.


Rory Verrett
Rory Verrett

What does it take for students to have winning interviews for those internships or jobs they want? Rory Verrett, executive coach, provides insight about how students can put their best feet forward when they get these precious opportunities. Verrett, an alumnus of Howard and Harvard Law School, is the former vice president of Talent Management for the National Football League.

Follow Rory on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RoryVerrett


Dr. Caleph Wilson
Dr. Caleph Wilson

There are many STEM opportunities available for HBCU students but how can they access those opportunities? Dr. Caleph Wilson explains both the challenges HBCU students face and he also explains how HBCU students can manage those challenges. Dr. Wilson is an alumnus of Alcorn State with a Ph.D. from Penn State. He is a staff scientist at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the co-founder of the National Science and Technology News Service, and on the advisory board for STEM for the Center for Minority Serving Institutions at Penn.

Learn more about Caleph at About.Me: https://about.me/caleph.wilson


In 2010 a seismic shift happened in the NAIA. The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference had been a conference that consisted of four HBCUs for many years but became the NAIA’s version of the SWAC, MEAC, CIAA or SIAC. The four longest standing member schools—Dillard, Southern-New Orleans, Tougaloo, and Xavier—have been joined by Edward Waters, Philander Smith, Talladega, and Vorhees. The GCAC’s sporthe Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Logos information director, David Grubb, visited the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast to talk about the intense competition throughout the new GCAC and the must-see rivalries that are winning the member colleges and universities new fans.

Web Site: http://GCAConf.com

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