Calling all diversity trailblazers! You’re invited to attend one of NACE’s most impactful events of the year — now a national award-winning program!
All are welcome and encouraged to attend this two-day summit, which brings together leaders from HBCUs, other colleges and universities, and talent acquisition experts to explore and solve for the real-world challenges we are facing. Together, these diversity trailblazers share employer relations and recruiting strategies plus from-the-field insights to help build sustainable partnerships between HBCUs and employers committed to diversity recruiting.
NACE’s 4th Annual HBCU Summit will shine a light on "talent acquisition reimagined: cultivating partnership and defining innovation." This includes strategies used to navigate the world of HBCU student recruitment today and leading practices to successfully continue to do so in the future.
Speaker information coming soon.
Welcome: Why we are here, what to expect, and how participants can take part in and move the dialogue to advance recruiting initiatives forward. Featuring leadership from NACE and NACE’s HBCU Affinity Group.
Leaders dedicated to HBCU success will discuss their thoughts on Affirmative Action’s repeal, its effects on HBCUs, and what the future of HBCU talent engagement will look like.
HBCU students will share their experiences and early career narratives accessing resources designed to connect them with employers. Panelists will talk about the effectiveness of implemented strategies revealed in the Recruiting for Equity at HBCU’s and Beyond Research Report project and will highlight recruiting efforts by employers that speak to them. In this straight talk session, the group will focus on gaps, possible solutions, and what matters most in the HBCU talent engagement process.
During this time, we invite you into conversation. You will gather with others from across the country for a collective think-tank on goals, challenges, and successes related to engaging HBCU students as either Career Services or Talent Acquisition professionals. We will define "innovation" together as professionals with aligned HBCU talent acquisition interests. Themes and key takeaways will be gathered and shared later during NACE’s HBCU Summit.
Continuing the Momentum: What to expect, what to do next, and how to incorporate the insights from Day One of NACE’s HBCU Summit. Grab a cup of coffee and join us as we ramp up for the second day of NACE’s 2024 HBCU Summit.
Building off the Part 1 student panel discussion, another group of current HBCU students will have more straight talk on what matters most when addressing the gaps and possible solutions in the HBCU talent engagement process. They will unpack a different, yet equally important, set of topics related to their early career narratives and their suggestions for effectively connecting with HBCU student talent.
This session will pull out the themes and key takeaways from conversations held during the Practitioners’ Forum – a Meeting of the Minds. With goals, challenges, and successes related to HBCU student engagement as conversation drivers, representatives from the think-tank held on the Summit’s first day will share salient insights to champion this work.
This session will highlight successful partnerships between industry employers and HBCU Career Centers. Spokespersons will share how their partnerships work and tips for those interested in replicating something similar.
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Find out how you can support HBCUs and send your team to this event for free.
NACE’s HBCU Summit is designed to support all HBCUs in their efforts to support their students’ career development and entrance into the workforce.
NACE’s HBCU Summit is free to all HBCUs. HBCUs administrators and staff, including career services and employer relations professionals, are encouraged to take part.
Sponsorship will support each institution’s efforts to prepare its students for competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship, and service to our nation by underwriting professional development, conference attendance and targeted research.
Additional opportunities for participants to continue to connect, engage, and learn from each other will be available through NACE Roundtables and other events, including, as possible, in-person events.
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Contact Katrina Schreefer, Senior Business Development and Outreach Manager, NACE, at email@example.com, 610.625.1020.
Thank you to NACE’s HBCU Affinity Group for their contributions to event programming. NACE Affinity Groups provide NACE members with ways to build community, share resources, form leading practices, and build our knowledge in the profession.
NACE’s HBCU Affinity Group is comprised of 172 NACE member volunteers.