BEEP at ECSU 2007On November 1, 2007, the NOAA Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (EEP) and the Walter R. Davis School of Business and Economics co-sponsored a panel of guest speakers for ECSU business and research students. This event was part of the Black Executive Exchange Programs (BEEP) three day visit to Elizabeth City State University. Companies represented in 2007 included: Cigna, UPS, CIA, and NUL. The days events can be viewed here.

The BEEP, sponsored by the National Urban League, is a program to help African American college students excel. BEEP sponsors business men and women from corporations and government agencies to lecture at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The lectures are centered on such issues as leadership, communication, and management.The BEEP-ECSU campus visit was coordinated by Mrs. Roberta Shaw, Internship Coordinator at ECSU.

The Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (EEP) provides funding to attract under represented students to pursue higher academic study and entrepreneurship prospects in the NOAA-related sciences. The program aids joint ventures between Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), NOAA, and the Department of Commerce. Associations are formed with academic, research, government, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) aimed at preparing students with the necessary knowledge, skills, tools, and technology to promote environmentally sustainable and economically feasible local communities.
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BEEP Interview Tips
  • Be early
  • Ride by the location to see how you will get there
  • Make eye-to-eye contact
  • Practice what you want to say to sell yourself
  • Have a 20-second commercial memorized and practice it
  • PPPPPP – Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance
  • Have shoes polished and hair neat
  • Wear your best clothes, don’t be wrinkled
  • Present yourself in the best light
  • Go look and examine the culture of the organization (Beard or no beard, Tattoo, Earring, etc…)
  • Use proper English not slang
  • Show that you have done your research on the company
  • Show interest that you want to learn more
  • Don’t talk salary at the interview, but do ask about benefits, promotions… things that show you want a long term commitment
  • Be yourself
  • Attack your weakness (speaking, writing, etc…)
  • Practice, practice, practice (attack the lack)
  • Keep your GPA high