Black Students

Plotting Your Path: Finding a Mentor Who’s a Good Fit for YOU (recorded: 2/23/2022)
This session provided information on how to identify and determine who would be a good mentor for you.

With direction and advice from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, the Center for Career Development created the Black Students Affinity Community. This community’s goal is to provide resources to support students who self-identify within the African Diaspora heritage and culture.  

Black students and alumni encounter unique challenges throughout the career development and job search processes and in the workplace. As a follower of the Black Students affinity community, you will get timely alerts on relevant resources, news and advice, and events. The Career Center is committed to advocating and supporting Black students and alumni as they navigate the intersection of career and identity. 

Use this page to: 

  • Explore career and identity resources to help you navigate obstacles that may arise along your journey 
  • Identify student and professional organizations that align with your professional goals  
  • Discover the numerous professional development opportunities by exploring events, jobs, internships, and mentorship 
  • Read real student and alumni success stories to see examples of how fellow Huskies navigated their career journey 

If you have questions or seek advice, please click here to schedule an appointment with a Career Coach. 

Some employers may offer diverse candidate recruitment programs to address historical gaps in the workforce, and students are encouraged to research those programs to learn more.



Student/Alumni Success Stories


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 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 …

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Job Board

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Job Board – empowers Black students and graduates to make informed employment decisions by …