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FAMU Alumni Of The Great Recession To Offer Career Advice To Recent Grads In Upcoming Panel

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Shereada Harrell is overseeing "Career Advice During Uncertain Times," an online panel consisting of FAMU alumni and employers.

Florida A & M University alumni who graduated during the great recession will give career advice to recent graduates during an upcoming online panel.

According to the Pew Research Center, people who graduated during the great recession faced a challenging job market and high unemployment rates. That's led to delays in major life events like buying homes, getting married, and starting families. Now, recent graduates are facing similar struggles. FAMU's Shereada Harrell hopes recent grads can learn from alumni of the great recession.

"We want them to give them their perspective of where things were when they graduated and giving them some motivation to keep going," Harrell says.

Harrell says employers who are still hiring will also be on the panel, giving tips on how to make students stand out in a tight job market. The university plans to push out more details on its social media accounts.