Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are a source of accomplishment and pride for the Black community and higher education. They are a key source of high-quality, diverse talent for employer organizations.
NACE’s HBCU Summit brings together leaders from HBCUs, talent acquisition, and partner organizations—NACE (About Us) and INROADS (About Us)—to share employer relations and recruiting strategies and insights that will lead to robust, sustainable, and scalable partnerships among HBCUs and employer organizations committed to diversity.
Establish new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships.
Enrich employer relations, recruiting, and hiring strategies and practices informed by data-driven research, analysis, and insights.
Collaborate to develop ongoing, scalable, and sustainable partnerships to provide HBCU talent with equitable access to fulfilling career opportunities and build a vibrant workforce.
Welcome: Why we are here, what to expect, and how participants can take part in and moving the dialogue to advance recruiting initiatives forward. Featuring leadership from NACE and INROADS.
HBCU presidents and industry leaders will share their insights into working together to support HBCU talent and a diverse workforce, establish and attain mutual goals, and develop sustainable relationships.
Current students will share insights from their HBCU and early career lived experiences. Panelists will highlight the substantive relationships and experiences that supported career development, transition from college to career, and early career engagement.
Career services directors from HBCUs will share what makes HBCUs unique as a source of diverse talent, including cultural touchpoints; their expectations of employers; what resonates with their students; and how employers can demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to establish pathways to productive, mutually beneficial partnerships.
College relations and recruiting professionals engaged with HBCUs will share their success stories, talent acquisition strategies, and effective recruiting practices for engaging HBCU partners.
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NACE’s HBCU Summit is free to all HBCUs. We encourage all on-campus staff to attend. A link will be emailed directly to our contacts at these schools. Need assistance? Contact NACE Education & Events at email@example.com, 610.625.1026 for your link today.
NACE’s HBCU Summit is designed to support all HBCUs in their efforts to advance their students’ career development and entrance into the workforce.
NACE’s HBCU Summit is free to all HBCUs. HBCU administrators and staff, including career services and employer relations professionals, are encouraged to take part.
Sponsorship will underwrite NACE membership for HBCUs, to support each institution’s efforts to prepare its students for competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship, and service to our nation.
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.
NACE and INROADS are looking for sponsors to help support this initiative.
Organizations committed to workforce diversity and to developing and supporting relationships with HBCUs are encouraged to consider sponsorship. Your financial support will directly benefit HBCUs by providing free registration for this event and by underwriting NACE membership.
By sponsoring NACE’s HBCU Summit, you have the opportunity to support and connect with all HBCUs—not just a few. Your sponsorship extends far beyond the event to help you build meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships. We are proud to have 59 HBCU members associated with NACE. Through sponsorship, we hope to extend membership to all 101 HBCUs.
Interested in supporting this initiative? Contact Ashley Kuback, Business Development and Outreach Manager, NACE, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 610.625.1020.
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this year-long HBCU initiative!
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Core to our purpose: to support HBCU students’ career readiness and equitable access to career opportunities that prepare them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship, and service to our nation. By bringing together HBCU and employer organizations, the HBCU Summit facilitates connections between talent source and talent acquisition based on a mutual understanding of and appreciation for expectations, needs, and goals.
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 115 NACE member volunteers and is led by: