Category: Education

College Enrollment Guru Implores Black and Minority Students to Own their Voice, Fail Forward and Shift the Culture


December 8, 2022

Agency: Education Equalizers, LLC



College Enrollment Guru Implores Black and Minority Students to Own their Voice, Fail Forward and Shift the Culture

The Education Equalizer™, Dr. Carjie Scott, reveals in her new self-narrated audiobook, “You Are Accepted: How to Get Accepted into College and Life!” why owning her story led her to become a first-generation college graduate who courageously stood up to workplace racism and sexism in higher education.  Additionally, Scott explains why all colleges and universities must revisit their policies and procedures to ensure access and equity for all students, particularly Black and minority students. She concluded the book by encouraging leaders to support HBCUs and students defrauded by for-profit institutions.  

“First-generation college students have unique backgrounds and experiences,” said Scott, whose mom was murdered, by a police officer, when Scott was only six. Her family rallied around her to ensure she received a quality education, becoming the first in her family to attend college and graduate.  

Nevertheless, the tragic event changed her life forever, but Scott refused to park in the trauma and grief of growing up without her mother. So, she decided to pursue college. In 2003, she left the south side of Chicago when she was accepted at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. Scott candidly shares how she struggled with imposter syndrome by being a first-generation college student. 

“Students need to know they deserve to be in better spaces than they came from,” said Scott. “My mission is to normalize self-acceptance and college acceptance for Black students.” 

She feels it is her responsibility to ensure that all students who want to go to college are able to attend college. “Cost, prior grades, and fear should not dissuade a student from pursuing a college degree.” 

“There is a college for every student – trade school, HBCU, PWI, or community college – and it’s my job to share with students what a college education can do for them. My college was my home away from home. It exposed me to greater opportunities, new subjects to learn, and people who challenged me to become a better version of myself. For some students, college can change the trajectory of their life. It saved mine!”

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5 Career Paths That Focus On Social Responsibility

When competitive salary offers and benefits are abundant, many are looking towards careers that can provide a sense of fulfillment. Forbes notes how 83% of millennials would be more loyal to a workplace that helps them contribute to social and environmental issues. 64% said they’d reject a job without a firm CSR policy. Even those who teach students are now looking to Improve Social Impact in Higher Education.

Many who work in careers that focus on social responsibility have not only been found to stay at their jobs for longer but also have a driven level of engagement and productivity. If working in a purpose-driven career sounds appealing, check out these five paths that heavily focus on social responsibility.


Becoming a doctor is an attractive career path because many see it as a path to prestige or wealth. However, it’s a common fact that the job also comes with a heavy responsibility for human life. It doesn’t help that several states face a doctor shortage, which means many doctors are also overworked.

The shortage, combined with the ongoing health needs of residents, has thus led to an increased demand for telemedicine physicians in Georgia and other states. The Peach State has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country, alongside Arkansas and Oklahoma. Fortunately, telehealth has allowed healthcare workers to exercise flexibility in their careers and accommodate a wider group of patients daily.

Many claims that the years it takes to become a doctor are only worth it when you have the mindset to help people genuinely. This gives many aspiring doctors the strength to complete an undergraduate program, medical school, a residency program, and additional training.

Healthcare advocacy

Perhaps technique and medical practice isn’t your forte, but you’re equally passionate about public health for the good of society. Working in organizations with healthcare advocacies may be the right place for you.

These organizations are responsible for many of the rights and services that minority groups experience today. See the Black Women’s Health Imperative which helped introduce advocacies like the Sickle Cell Disease Expansion Act – H.R. 7177, and launched the BWHI Change Agency.

Formations like these require diverse teams, including sales and marketing experts, to promote their campaigns. However, many would gladly welcome volunteers of no experience to be trained in-house.

Environmental and sustainability activism

These activists champion climate justice campaigns, which can be particular per state.

For example, environmental and sustainability activists in Louisiana fought to close more than 50 oilfield waste sites in Vermilion Parish. To achieve these wins, passion is a necessary ingredient, but a background in environmental studies, campaigning, and federal laws is equally important.

Licensed social worker

Social workers choose to assist individuals and families according to cultural, political, or economic trends. As with most social activism, this can differ per location. For instance, social workers in Montana had to recently focus on urging legislators against changing Medicaid expansion, which many Black communities depend on.

Like becoming a doctor, to become a licensed social worker, you must complete a bachelor of social work (BSW) degree, a master’s degree, and a licensure exam if you feel a fundamental social responsibility and passion for helping.


Teachers are just as responsible for shaping people’s lives. This means that teachers have moral, social, national, and humanitarian social responsibility as educators. Teachers must not only care about their actual students but also understand and show them how to fit in a community.

Diversity among teachers in states like Nevada is significant to counter the heavy misinformation and fear-mongering against minority groups. Teachers are vital in representing diverse groups of students and as role models, setting them up for success in society as the future generation.

These careers focus on social responsibility, but it’s key to remember that social responsibility stems from the individual. Making the most out of your job for the common good is possible as long as you are clear with your goals and purpose for making society a better place.

11 Ways to Improve Social Impact in Higher Education

by Carjie Scott on March 28, 2022 at 1:30 a.m. CST

Students do not attend college for the sole purpose of obtaining employment. Studies have shown that a college degree is not required to get a decent-paying job anymore. Instead, college fills the gap between teenage years and adulthood to prepare students for the real world, particularly for first-time freshmen. College communities are successful when deliberate about engaging in activities to create a culture of belongingness, confidence, and lifelong learning. These institutions encourage students to improve their critical thinking, goal setting, time management, living habits, civic engagement, emotional intelligence, and learning skills. Faculty and staff shape the environment to allow students to accomplish these goals. Oftentimes, higher education employees are required to do more than what’s assigned in their job description to make this happen. Below are 11 ways to improve social impact in higher education.

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How I made 4-figures in 6 months as a self-published author

by Carjie Scott on February 18, 2022 at 1:30 a.m. CST

If you are reading this, you have either considered writing a book, recently wrote a book, or released a book but hadn’t reached many sales yet. Congratulations in advance! Your timing is perfect; you’ve arrived at the right place. I wrote this post to share how I made 4-figures within the first six months of releasing my first book, “You are Accepted: How to Get in College and Life.” I decided to document my experience because studies have shown that self-published authors only sell about 250 books in their lifetime, which averages only $500.00 or less from book sales. If you use the steps I provide below, you will likely exceed $500.00 in sales within the next six months.

Here are the five steps to make 4-figures in 6 months selling your self-published book.

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