Grambling State University
- Master of Science concentration: (Sport Administration)
Grambling State University
- Bachelor of Science concentration: (Sport Management/Kinesiology)
(2016-2019) Baker High School
Health & Physical Education Teacher / Defensive Coordinator Football
Track Coach / Assistant Boys Basketball Coach/ Head Strength & Conditioning
(2015 - 2016) Tioga High School
Civics Teacher / Defensive line Coach / Head Boys Track Coach / Assistant Girls Basketball Coach
(2014-2015) Bunkie New Tech High School
Earth Science / Social Studies Teacher / Head Girls Track Coach
Civics Teacher / Running backs / Defensive line Coach
(2013-2014) Arcadia Senior High Offensive Coordinator/Head Strengthening & Conditioning Coach
(2012) Homer Senior High
Physical Education Instructor / Defensive & Offensive Line Coach
(2010-2012) Union Christian Academy Physical Education Instructor / Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
(2011-2012) Union Christian Academy Head Coach / Defensive Coordinator / Offensive Coordinator
(2010-2011) Union Christian Academy Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line & Linebackers Coach
(2007-2009) Grambling State University
Defensive Line Coach
(2005-2007) Grambling State University
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
*Creating an outline*
In the first paragraph, the author establishes a basic structure for the entire chapter. This paragraph tells you what topics will be covered and what some of the chapter’s main themes will be. It may also include key questions that the author plans to answer in this chapter. Make sure you read this paragraph slowly and carefully. Absorbing this information now will save you a lot of time later.
Yes, that’s right: you get to skip ahead! In the very last paragraph, the author sums up the chapter’s conclusions about the main topics and themes and may provide brief answers to some of the key questions raised in the first paragraph. Again, read slowly and carefully.
After reading the first and last paragraphs, you should have a broad sense of the chapter’s content. Now, return to the beginning of the chapter and write down the title of each section heading. These will be the largest headings in the chapter and should be identifiable by a big, bold font or bright color. These headings reflect the chapter’s main topics and/or themes.
Now it's time to head back to the beginning of the chapter. Repeat the process from Step 3, but this time, write down the subheadings beneath every section heading. The subheadings reflect the main points the author will make about each topic and/or theme covered in the chapter.
The first and last paragraphs of each subheading section typically contain that section’s most important content. Record that content in your outline.
Return to the beginning of the chapter. This time, read the first and last of every paragraph. This process should reveal significant details that might not be included elsewhere in the chapter. Write down the important details you find in each subheading section of your outline.
For the final time, flip through the entire chapter, skimming each paragraph for terms or statements that the author emphasizes with bold or highlighted text. Read each one and record it in the proper section in your outline.
If your textbook includes introductory paragraphs beneath every section heading, make a point of reading those in full and including a few notes in your outline. Your textbook might also include a table of contents at the beginning of each chapter, or better yet, a chapter summary or review. When you finish your outline, you can double check your work by comparing it to these sources. You’ll be able to make sure your outline isn’t missing any of the major points highlighted by the author.
What can you do with your degree? Whether you completed a generalist degree such as science, or a vocationally oriented degree such as teaching, you’ll have numerous career options to consider. Take some time to research different career options related to your course before you make any major decisions. You can explore your options by:
conducting research online
speaking to people who work in the field you studied
finding out what graduates who studied a similar course have gone on to do
attending career events (such as The Big Meet or programs put on by professional associations).
1. Research your degree
Lots of resources provide information about career options related to specific degrees and areas of study. Take a look at the websites listed below to see what career options are possible with your degree and develop a short-list of occupations and / or industries that interest you.
2. Research occupational information
Once you have come up with a short-list of occupations that you are interested in, it’s a good idea to research occupational information to find out more about them. Occupational information includes information about a particular occupation such as:
• typical duties and responsibilities
• the personal requirements for people working in that occupation
• labour market information
• similar occupations
• related courses and professional associations.
Researching occupational information can help you make an informed decision about jobs you are interested in, rather than making decisions on what you think a job involves (which may be incomplete or inaccurate).
Occupational profiles for a range of jobs are available from the following websites:
3. Research industry information
After identifying a few occupations that are of interest, you can now look at which industries you would like to work within.
Are you interested in working within a specific industry or field (for instance, the not-for-profit sector)?
Would you prefer to find out about opportunities across different industries?
Either way, there are a number of resources available to help you research career options in all industry areas. Comparing occupational outcomes and salaries across different industries may help you to focus your career goals even further.
Industry information is available at MyFuture.
You can also search for different occupations within an industry using the Job Outlook website.
4. Find out about professional associations
Professional associations provide a range of information and resources about a specific industry or professional area. You can find a professional or industry association for almost every area of employment and most will offer career resources outlining how to enter and develop a career in the area. Professional associations can provide an insight into the industry standards which have been designated as necessary for someone to build a career in that area. These requirements for professional recognition or membership are also a useful tool for you to use in order to check that your degree and experience will meet requirements for future admission to that profession.
You’ll find lists of professional and industry associations at Graduate Careers Australia.
5. Research career options using LinkedIn
You can use LinkedIn to research companies, industries and opportunities that relate to your degree.
If you have a short list of occupations or organisations that you are interested in, try searching for these in the Advanced Search option to see if anyone in your network works in these roles or companies. You can then connect with them to find out more information about their jobs, industry or company by reading their LinkedIn profiles or by arranging an informational interview (see below).
If you don’t have a particular occupation or company that you’re interested in, or are trying to broaden your range of career options, you could start by simply typing your area of study or your interests as keywords in the Advanced Search tool. For example, if you are studying biology, but you’re not sure what kinds of jobs exist related to biology, where they are and what kind of experience you need to get those jobs, type “biology” into the Keyword box in LinkedIn’s Advanced Search tool and you’ll generate a listing of anyone on LinkedIn who has the word “biology” in their LinkedIn profile. Click on the profiles that interest you in the search results and look for job titles that you might want to pursue, employers who hire people with these job titles, and the LinkedIn Groups people belong to when they have similar interests to yours.
You can also use Informational Interviews to research particular jobs.