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Brandon Frame - Employed
Brandon Frame - Employed
School: Morehouse College
Major: Business marketing
Current town: Hartford, CT
Salary: $32,000
Age: 21

Morehouse was great with bringing recruiters to campus. Between talking with them and finding postings online, I applied to at least 30 positions.

I got recommendation letters tailored to each job. The work paid off, because almost every company took the time to interview me -- some even paid to fly me in.

I ended up with five job offers in a variety of fields. I was pleased, but not surprised; I knew my experience would get me through it. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do, so I made a point to fill my resume with diverse experiences.

I interned at Liberty Mutual and Kraft Foods, worked as a residential advisor, played intramural sports, started a marketing club, and more. A lot of my peers had only one internship or weren't as active on campus, and they're still looking for an offer.

I accepted a teaching fellowship position at The Fessenden School, a K-9 all-male boarding school in Massachusetts. When they flew me up and I spent time with the boys, I decided this was where I needed to be. I always thought education would come later, so I had to make the choice not to do corporate America right now.

I've been a teaching assistant before, but this is totally new. I'll be living on the campus and working on a research project: the effects of boarding school on African-American males. I want to get my doctorate someday, but in the meantime, I want to inspire the next Bill Gates.

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Last updated September 04 2009: 12:17 PM ET
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