In July 2012, Queen to Queen, Inc. sat down with President and Founder of Born to Save, Keva Sturdevant, to discuss the financial steps every student and adult should make beyond a savings account. Get an idea of what she had to … Continue reading
By Teyonna Ridgeway A Howard alum recently spoke to my class about life after college and her statement spoke to me. She said, “No one gets jobs by sending in resumes.” It’s scary to think that despite spending hours revamping … Continue reading
When I was preparing to study abroad, I was eager to see what the classes would be like and how the school that I attended overseas would differ from my home university. I am currently enrolled as a study abroad … Continue reading
I realized the other day that I’m more active with my graduate school (top 25 school) than I am my undergraduate school (HBCU) and I began trying to understand why this was. After much thought, I realized that it was because my graduate school was more active with the alumni than my undergrad school.
My grad school is constantly emailing me about webinar series, events, sporting activities, etc., so naturally I’m more active with them.
Do you know how many emails I receive from my undergraduate school? Zero. The only thing I ever received from them was a letter asking for donations.
As young women and as leaders, we need to take a more active approach with our HBCUs. It’s up to us to ensure that we are networking with one another, mentoring to current students, or participating in alumni events offered by our alma mater. If there aren’t any, then we need to create the opportunities. We need to take on leadership roles in the alumni groups and make change. Make sure you do your part and remain active whether it’s financially or volunteer efforts.
How are your alumni relations with your HBCU alma mater?
When I was deciding on where to study abroad, there were two main things that the country of choice had to have: Speak English (I have taken Japanese at Howard University, and while it’s an interesting language to learn, I … Continue reading