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I graduated, now what? How do I navigate life after college? When will I get my foot in the door to my career?
Welcome to Black Girls with Degrees, where black women graduates just like you are discussing all of these questions and more! Bi-Weekly, host Rena Lewis talks to graduates about the highs and lows of life after the degree and what steps they are taking to make their journey easier. You can also expect to hear professionals sharing valuable tips and tricks on how graduates can maneuver the real world smoothly.

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I graduated, now what? How do I navigate life after college? When will I get my foot in the door to my career?
Welcome to Black Girls with Degrees, where black women graduates just like you are discussing all of these questions and more! Bi-Weekly, host Rena Lewis talks to graduates about the highs and lows of life after the degree and what steps they are taking to make their journey easier. You can also expect to hear professionals sharing valuable tips and tricks on how graduates can maneuver the real world smoothly.

    Ep 10:Learn why graduate Simone is pursuing a graduate degree in social work.

    Ep 10:Learn why graduate Simone is pursuing a graduate degree in social work.

    Today in the guest chair, I am speaking to Simone a 2020 graduate. You can look forward to hearing us discuss why she believes her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University will help her achieve her future goals. Why she feels that her transition from being a college student to an adult has affected her mentally.  
     
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    EP 9: Learn why graduate Alexandria says she doesn’t know what she wants to do in life and feels like time is running out.

    EP 9: Learn why graduate Alexandria says she doesn’t know what she wants to do in life and feels like time is running out.

    Today in the guest chair, I am speaking to Alexandria 2018 graduate. You can look forward to hearing us discuss why she believes college did not prepare her for the real world. What it means to trust the process, why she feels like her time is running out, and how she is motivating herself daily. 
     
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    Don’t forget if you have a topic or concern you would like to hear discussed on the show. Just email me at  hello@blackgirlswithdegrees.com and I can make it happen.
     
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    • 32 min
    Ep 8: Learn how Terecea used a job agency to help her get her foot in the door to her career.

    Ep 8: Learn how Terecea used a job agency to help her get her foot in the door to her career.

    Today in the Guest chair I am speaking to Terecea a graduate of Baruch College. You can look forward to hearing us discuss that there is no set formula to surviving life after college, how Linked In has really helped her to network and get mentors, and what's it's like seeking out a job agency to help her find a job.
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    • 33 min
    Ep 7: Learn how Destiny a first-generation student who graduated with two degrees is still having a hard time finding the career job of her dreams.

    Ep 7: Learn how Destiny a first-generation student who graduated with two degrees is still having a hard time finding the career job of her dreams.

    In today's guest chair, I’m chatting with Destiny. A graduate of the University of Hartford. You can look forward to hearing us discuss nepotism, the struggle of finding a job after college even when you have the qualifications, networking, and seeking out jobs using indeed or social media.
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    Ep 6: Learn how Hakima is dealing with doing interviews and receiving no callbacks and how she has come to terms with not being where she wants to be after college.

    Ep 6: Learn how Hakima is dealing with doing interviews and receiving no callbacks and how she has come to terms with not being where she wants to be after college.

    In the guest chair today, I’m speaking with Hakima. A graduate of Medgar Evers College who has a B.A. in Computer Information Systems. You can look forward to hearing us discuss the struggles of getting out of college, finding internships, how hard it is to get an entry-level position, and dealing with the reality of not being where you want to be after college.
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    • 32 min
    Ep 5:Learn how graduate She'Neil Johnson & Nicolette Graves experienced a setback after college that encouraged them to create Base Butter. A skincare line for black women. Part 2

    Ep 5:Learn how graduate She'Neil Johnson & Nicolette Graves experienced a setback after college that encouraged them to create Base Butter. A skincare line for black women. Part 2

    Today in the guest chair I am speaking to Howard graduates She’Neil Johnson and Nicolette Graves. The founders of the popular skincare line Base Butter. Base Butter is a skincare line created for black women. Its main purpose is to nourish and protect your skin from harsh chemicals. 
    In this two-part conversation, you can expect to hear us discuss their college journeys, how they navigated life after college, experiencing job loss, deciding to become the CEO of their own lives, along with where the idea for Base Butter came from and how a rebrand has caused them to become the go-to skincare brand for black women. 
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