Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

Friday, November 9, 2012

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Friday, November 2, 2012


Ndukaku Okereke
9624 Valley Mills Lane
Dallas, TX 75227


To obtain a position in the journalism industry


Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; Excellent oral and written communication skills: Flexible and adaptable to working environment; Intermediate experience in Adobe Creative Suite


Master of Journalism                                                                             May 2014 (expected)
University of North Texas                                                                         Denton, TX

Bachelor of Arts                                                                                                May 2011
Texas Southern University                                                                                    Houston, TX


June 2012 – TSU Office of Recruitment, Dallas, TX

·       Answered customer questions and provided information and guidance
·       Greeted every new and transfer student with enthusiasm and energy
·       Helped double number of new applicants from Fall 2011 semester
May 2012- Current – Dallas County Dept. of HHS, Dallas, Texas 
Election Worker
·       Maintained an active awareness of the election and voting rules and assisted voters as needed
·       Handled all voter concerns in a proactive, positive manner
·       Recognized for high voter turnout during Texas primary election
September 2011 - February 2012 – Regal Magazine, Houston, Texas
Freelance Writer

·       Covered and wrote sports stories of HBCU athletics
·       Increased readership by 10% in five month span
·       Integrated social media platforms to disseminate news to readers across the country

August 2008 - May 2011 – TSU Herald Newspaper, Houston, Texas
Sports Editor

·       Reported on all Texas Southern sports and athletic events
·       Utilized media methods to research story ideas and validation of sources
·       Social Media Correspondent for 25th annual HABJ Awards Banquet

Member Texas Southern University Alumni Association, Dallas Chapter

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My Career Goals: Long and Short Term

My immediate short-term goal upon graduating from UNT is to join the Peace Corps and do work overseas. I see a growing need of helping our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world who aren't fortunate of the amenities we Americans take for granted. 

Once I complete my service with the Peace Corps, I will pursue a career within the U.S. Department of State as a Civil Service Officer then transition to become a Foreign Service Officer or a Foreign Service Specialist.

My interest in this came from an informational on careers with the State Department the school held back in September. I truly believe this is the career path for me. Coupled with my future courses in international mass communications, social media and IT, I will be equipped to become an asset to the State Department and make a positive impact on the world.

I'm glad that I chose UNT for graduate school because it gave me a chance to reset my life and figure out what I want to do on this Earth. I am really learning a lot about the field of journalism that I didn't in my undergrad days and know that i don't have to necessarily become a traditional journalist working for a newspaper or cable news station.

I believe there is a need for international journalism because there are plenty stories in other parts of the world that go untold or under reported. I know I can fill that role and the Mayborn Graduate Institute will prepare me for that next step.