Black/African American

Information and resources for those who identify as Black / African American.

The following resources are curated specifically to assist students who identify as Black to explore their interests, find opportunities that best suit their needs and desires, and attain the goals they set for themselves.

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Why People Who Build Smaller Networks Are More Successful, Backed by Science

“Research shows that people who build open networks earn higher salaries and get promoted more rapidly. They manage “balanced ties” across organizational lines to obtain information and influence impact. They network not just across functional lines, but also up and down …

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community
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Read to Succeed: 14 Books to Jump-Start Your Professional Development

The summer is an opportune time to unwind from the demands of the academic year and make room for new opportunities and experiences to expand self-knowledge around future career possibilities. In addition to traditional means for occupational experimentation, reading up …

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community
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Apply Today to become a Take Off Institute Fellow!

The Takeoff Institute Fellowship program is an 8-week virtual program (totally free to students) that will take place from June through August of this summer. Fellows will work through a series of professional development topics as well as complete their …

By Greg Victory (he/him/his)
Greg Victory (he/him/his) Assistant VP Student Affairs/Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center
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Diverse Engineering Professional Organizations

Dr. Whitney Gaskins from the University of Cincinnati shares her views on the importance of diversity in the field of engineering: “It is so important to have diverse students in engineering because we are problem solvers. Engineers work in the …

By Stacia Solomon (she/hers)
Stacia Solomon (she/hers) Associate Director, Career Readiness
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Celebrating Black History Month: Driving Workplace Equity Through Mentorship

“Mentorship and career coaching programs can be a great way to create pathways to advancement while fostering a nurturing and supportive community in the workplace…we surveyed over 2,000 Black professionals ages 18-69 to uncover challenges faced in the workplace and …

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community
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2020 Hollywood Diversity Report:  Film
2020 Hollywood Diversity Report: A different story behind the scenes
Film roles were more plentiful for women and people of …
Hollywood Diversity Report 2020:  Television
Diversity improves among TV actors, but executives still overwhelmingly white and male UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report suggests the industry must …
The Getty Foundation

Aims to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the program funds internships at …

The LAGRANT Foundation

Goal is to open the proverbial door for minorities by providing the necessary resources and tools not commonly available to …

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