HBCU Conferences

  • HBCU Career Marketplace: The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Career Development Marketplace (HBCU CDM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2001. The HBCU CDM mission is to inform and educate students from HBCUs about corporate America as they transition into the workforce. The conference has remained free for students to attend and, as a result, strengthened the leadership and professional skills of thousands of HBCU graduates.
  • The College Board: The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Conference is a two-day professional development event specifically designed for students interested, invested and committed to the sustainability of HBCUs. At their annual HBCU Conference, they discuss new solutions, share best practices, and collaborate with colleagues.
  • National HBCU Week Conference: The Annual National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week Conference is planned under the leadership of the White House Initiative on HBCUs. Stakeholders, which include: federal agencies, private sector companies, and philanthropic organizations provide an overview of successful engagements that if replicated could improve instruction, degree completion and the understanding of federal policies that shape and support higher education.
  • Annual Leadership Institute Conference: The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)’s Annual Leadership Institute conference is a talent development recruiting conference for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs).

Networking and Peer Counseling

  • National Society of Black Engineers: The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-run organizations in the United States, with core activities centered on improving the recruitment and retention of Black and other minority engineers in academe and industry. NSBE is an organization that provides opportunities for personal and professional success and remains unmatched by any other organization to date.
  • United Negro College Fund: The United Negro College Fund is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 37 private historically black colleges and universities.
  • Black Professionals Network: The Black Professionals Network’s mission is to reduce the career achievement gap for professionals of color by providing them access to resources and opportunities for their overall success. When members connect and contribute into the fastest growing network of motivated and goal-oriented black professionals they are given the platform to highlight their knowledge, fine-tune skill sets, and boost their career profile to attract the right opportunities for their goals.
  • DC HBCU Alumni Alliance: The DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance Inc. is a non-profit community-based organization that collaborates mainly to strengthen the community through our impactful programs and to provide support to underserved students interested in attending HBCUs.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund: Founded in 1987, The Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s Annual Leadership Institute conference is a talent development recruiting conference for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominately Black Institutions. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space.
  • The Links, Incorporated: The Links Incorporated: The Links Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of over 15,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

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