Black/African Americans

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50+ Black-Owned and Led Companies for Students to Follow

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Dozens of Black-owned and Black-led companies hire students and young alumni. Follow these companies to discover your next career move.

Handshake’s goal has always been to connect students of all backgrounds to meaningful careers and help build diversity in the …

By Handshake
Handshake
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Student Success Story: Corpierlina Medor

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Recent graduate Corpierlina Medor (she/her/hers) earned a bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Science from the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources in May 2020. Since graduating, Corpierlina enrolled in a master’s degree program in Biomedical Science at Barry University …

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Pioneering the New Field of Regenerative Engineering — And Championing Social Justice

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

He has established preeminence in science, engineering, medicine, technology and social justice. A master of multiple fields, Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, holds UConn’s highest academic title: University Professor.

Please tell us about yourself and how you got to where you …

By Combined Reports
Combined Reports
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Raytheon Technologies Scholarship Opportunities

Raytheon Technologies

Did you know employers often offer scholarship opportunities for select student groups?

Raytheon Technologies is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. The company was formed in 2020 through …

By Dana Ziter
Dana Ziter AD of Student & Faculty Engagement
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Networking While Remote | How Professionals of Color Can Stay Connected During the Pandemic

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You may have heard at least one of these sayings throughout the course of your career: “It isn’t what you know but who you know” and “Your network is your net worth.”

Ring any bells? Having access to the right …

By Dr. Waajida L. Small - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Resources

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups made up of individuals who join together based on common interests, backgrounds, or demographic factors. …

National Urban League Job Network

National Urban League Job Network – backed by the National Urban League, this job network is dedicated to helping black students …

INROADS

INROADS aims to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community …

The Black Perspective

The Black Perspective – focused on promoting diversity and inclusion in America’s employment and education by spreading awareness of issues and …

Black Jobs

Black Jobs – features the latest well-paying job opportunities for African American job seekers from companies who are sincerely dedicated …

LinkedIn Groups by Affinity Community

If you are interested in expanding your network, consider joining a LinkedIn group! LinkedIn groups provide spaces for professionals with …