Marie Smallwood

Assistant Director

Marie Smallwood

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

Marie Smallwood is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Central Arkansas where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management with a concentration in Human Resources and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel Administration.  She has a strong passion for helping students discover their greatest potential and assisting them in having “light bulb moments”.

Ms. Smallwood oversees the CPD Center’s Marketing and Branding as well as the liaison for the FAMU College of Education, College of Law, and School of Graduate Studies and Research.

When she is not working hard assisting students, you may find her hanging with her sister, decorating, or doing Zumba!

 

 

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New Resume Creator Platform, Hiration

The Career and Professional Development Center is happy to share its new resource, Hiration.

Hiration helps you create a resume with an AI-assistant, and it gives you instant feedback.  The system also critiques and scores your resume based on professional …

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Vanguard IG Takeover

#LifeAVanguard participated in the Instagram Takeover for @HireARattler_

Check them out on Instagram @HireARattler!  Also, take a look at the Vanguard Virtual Tour.

Vanguard is listed on Handshake.

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Veeva Systems Instagram Takeover!

Veeva Systems has taken over our Instagram account @HireARattler_ for ONE DAY ONLY!  (2/18/21)  Make sure to check them out there and on Handshake.  You can also view the video below for more information about Veeva.

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3 Essential Job-Search Strategies for International Students in 2021

To say the least, the Trump administration didn’t extend a warm welcome to international students at U.S. colleges and universities. Will the Biden administration be more welcoming? Will international students have a better chance of securing H-1B visas? Will they …

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How to make an appointment with your Career Specialist

Follow these steps to request an appointment with a career specialist.

1. After you log in to Handshake, click on Career Center in the upper-right corner of your screen.

 

2. Click on Appointments from your Career Center’s page.

 

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New Rattler Career Guide added to Resources

Check out the newest edition of the Rattler Career Guide

This guide includes useful information, tips, and examples to assist Rattlers with their career and professional development needs. Here are just a few of the items included in the guide:

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Handshake’s Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair

Handshake [HireARattler] is the #1 place where students find jobs and get hired. We’ve developed a way for you to attend career fairs virtually so you can meet interesting companies looking to hire students like you.

Topics:

The Virtual Fair …

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List of Employers – Spring 2021 All Majors Career and Internship Expo

The Career and Professional Development Center presents the employers recruiting at the Spring 2021 All Majors Career and Internship Expo. 

The Employer Booklet includes a breakdown of the employers recruiting for each FAMU College and School as well as an …

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SpinSys Instagram Takeover!

SpinSys has taken over our Instagram account @HireARattler_ for ONE DAY ONLY!  (1/14/21)  Make sure to check them out there and on Handshake.  You can also view the video below for more information about SpinSys.

Spin Systems, Inc. | Handshake (joinhandshake.com)

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Helpful Resources for Employers

Helpful Information
Campus Organizations
Office of Institutional Research (FAMU Student Information and Fact Book)
Student Enrollment Data
Graduation/Retention
Degrees Awarded

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