Eddie Francis

Eddie Francis

Career Coach • Blogger • Award-Winning Mass Media Professional

  • Eddie Francis         

    Eddie is a career coach, blogger, and award-winning mass media professional. A job recruiting consultant with the Dallas-based company Career Resource Services, Eddie also worked with Monster Worldwide’s Making It Count Programs where he spoke to more than a quarter of a million students and parents in 28 states about educational and career achievement.

    He has dedicated his life to helping college students and job seekers maximize their opportunities. Eddie writes about career preparation for college students on his “From Lectures to the Livelihood” blog and is the career segment contributor to WYLD-FM’s (New Orleans) “Sunday Journal”. He has also written career preparation and development blogs for The H.O.P.E. Scholarship, CareersinGovernment.com, Social-Hire.com, and LinkedIn.

    An advocate for African American fraternities and sororities, Eddie is the author and presenter of “The Black Greek Success Program”. The program helps college members build their leadership skills through the lens of career preparation. He also advocates for Black Greek Letter Organizations by serving as the Greek life contributor for HBCULifestyle.com. In March 2014, Eddie accepted an invitation to contributed to Al Jazeera America's social media discussion about fraternity hazing; and he was a panelist for College Summit's Greek Life 101 #BeAGrad chat on Twitter in July 2014.

    Eddie’s mass media experience includes radio, public relations, television, print, and digital media. During his 19-year stint in radio, he won the 2011 Press Club of New Orleans award for “Best Radio Entertainment Feature” for his interview with Rwandan genocide survivor, Immaculée Ilibagiza. He later went on to serve as the director of public relations at Southern University at New Orleans where he led the campaign to defeat the State of Louisiana’s proposal to remove the university from its system in favor of a merger, which would have resulted in the university’s closure. Currently, he is a contributor to WRVS-FM’s (Elizabeth City, N.C.) “The HBCU Nation Radio Show”.

    Eddie graduated from Loyola University New Orleans where he earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication. In 2000, he was named one of New Orleans Magazine’s “30 People to Watch” and is a recipient of the 2014 President’s Volunteer Service Award.


  • The Black Greek Success Program: Members of black fraternities and sororities learn how to use their unique skills to enhance their leadership abilities through the lens of career preparation. The presentation can be done as a keynote address, a presentation including Q and A, or as a workshop. BGSP has been presented at Southern Methodist University, Louisiana State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Paul Quinn College, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, the University of South Alabama, Nicholls State University, Northwestern State University, the University of New Orleans, and Texas A&M University-Commerce.

    TMI: From #EpicFail to Career Success: 
    A presentation designed to teach students how to turn social media into living resumes instead of falling victim to the pitfalls. Eddie has presented for the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference, the Dillard University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, and the TRiO Programs at Paul Quinn College.
  • The Black Greek Success Program really helped our NPHC members to truly examine the challenges facing their organizations and to discover that the solution to these challenges lies no further away than a constant dedication to each organization’s guiding principles. I am excited for the future of our NPHC members and I can’t wait to see the impact they will make with the valuable lessons learned through this presentation.
    --- Kyle Gallagher - Assistant Director for Student Engagement, Southeastern Louisiana University


    The Black Greek Success program was not only beneficial to those involved in BGLOs, but it was an inspiration to those aspiring to be Greek and taking on leadership roles.
    --- Christina Mason - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Paul Quinn College


    Eddie’s social media presentation is a must for any student organization. Our students were thoroughly engaged, entertained and informed.
    --- Kiki Baker Barnes - Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Dillard University


    Eddie’s high energy, positive message and straight talk is just what our Black Greek community needed.
    --- Northwestern State University


    Eddie understands when to let (an) event play out and when to step in and pump up the volume. One YMCA board member called it a ‘first-class production’ and that the emcee was ‘tops’. Eddie was responsive to us, the organizers, and our need to keep things moving in a timely manner. (He) was responsible for a great deal of our success that night. I wholeheartedly recommend him for any event without reservation.
    --- Shannan Cvitanovic - Executive Director, YMCA Educational Services (2009 YMCA Celebrity Waiter Gala)


    Eddie is a very innovative and creative individual. I would highly recommend Eddie for any project, event, or company that is looking for added insight and creative edge.
    --- Frank Simmons, Jr. - Chief Inspirational Officer, Frankly Speaking Seminars


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