SAVE THE DATE! HBCYOU: Professional Development Series 1, Pinpoint, Prepare, & Propel the Leader in You!

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities is excited to announce the HBCYOU Professional Development Speaker Series.  This speaker series is designed to connect students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and young professionals to discuss professional development opportunities and identify challenges and solutions HBCU students face when preparing for and entering the 21st century workforce.

 The sessions has been designed in a progression first focusing on self-awareness, career exploration,  civic engagement and leadership, personal brand management, and ending with navigating the marketplace for jobs in the public sector.

Plan For Success

Each person brings individual qualities, experiences and values when engaging in leadership; the understanding of these aspects about yourself is essential. In this session students will learn how self-knowledge impacts their goals as a leader and can help them navigate interactions with others. After this session, students will be able to better define who they are, and why they should be sought out!

About the Speaker

Dr. Bernadette M. Gailliard is a researcher, trainer, and consultant who helps organizations support the success of emerging leaders. Dr. Gailliard is currently the Co-Director of the Program for Early Career Excellence and a faculty member in the Department of Communication in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. Her published articles can be found in Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Yearbook, and Human Relations.

Webinar information!

To join WebEx Series:

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  • MAC must use Safari

Go to:  https://educate.webex.com/educate/k2/j.php?MTID=t36913d9462d250e5e933bed8f6ad7165
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: welcome
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
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Webinar Call Line will be added at a later date!

WHIHBCU Staff

HBCU Opportunity with One Heart Source!

One Heart Source is a top-rated, registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization with highly ethical standards and over ten years of experience. They offer a high quality  of experiential learning programs for university undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking a transformational international experience through meaningful service.

Their programs focus on global mentorship, community health, and cultural immersion. If you believe you or other students will be interested, please see the link below about their internship opportunities in South Africa.

HBCU Opportunity with One Heart Source

Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Spring Internship!!!

The U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities is seeking interns for Spring 2018!

This year-round volunteer Internship Program provides current HBCU students with an opportunity to learn more about HBCUs and their impact on the economy, higher education policy, federal funding opportunities, communications, and outreach. This internship will be based at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The Initiative and Department will not sponsor travel or lodging.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting and compiling research and data related to HBCUs;
  • Participating in strategic planning meetings, staff meetings and other Department briefings and meetings relevant to the work of the Initiative;
  • Compiling meeting minutes;
  • Assisting and creating and/or updating presentations, fact sheets, one-pagers and talking points;
  • Greeting and escorting visitors to meetings;
  • Assisting with planning and implementation needs for upcoming local events and meetings, which can include collecting/researching background materials, creating promotional materials; and
  • Contributing to the creative efforts of the Initiative.

In addition, opportunities for developmental growth are welcomed and encouraged, such as informational meetings with senior Department officials and officials from external organizations.  Throughout the course of the internship students will have the opportunity to attend and potentially lead in the planning and management of meetings, briefings and other special events on the Hill, the White House and in other federal agencies. Duties also will vary slightly for students pursuing terminal degrees such as Ph.D. or E.D. Candidates.

Skills needed:

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and editing communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Takes initiative and proactively tackles responsibilities
  • Ability to work across networks

Duty Timeframe

  • Interns must be available to be in the office at least three days per week. Office hours can be negotiated.
  • Spring Internship will take place February-May

Eligibility

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or have a resident visa to apply.
  • You also must be enrolled part- or full-time in an accredited HBCU.
  • Incomplete application packets will be immediately disqualified from consideration. Please also proofread your materials before submission.

How to Apply:

Please send a copy of your resume to: oswhi-hbcu@ed.gov with the subject: 2018 HBCU Spring Internship. Upon receipt of your resume an application link will be sent for your completion.

Complete spring 2018 Internship Applications are due December 5, 2017

We are not accepting SUMMER 2018 applications at this time.

2018 OFC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

DO YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LIKE TO THINK BIG?

Join us for an exciting three-day entrepreneurial training and app development experience! The OFC Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Program is looking for 100 of the greatest young minds, who think critically, creatively, and are passionate about solving problems. Compete against your peers in a 72-hour workshop that will both challenge and reward you! Students will be tasked with developing solutions to business, social, or educational problems and then pitching their ideas to a panel of expert judges comprised of entrepreneurs, small business owners, executives, venture capitalists and other investors. Prizes have included an opportunity to attend Apple’s WWDC conference, Leadership Exchange Study Abroad Scholarship, Macbooks, and iPads to name a few.

The OFC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference is an optimum opportunity for students to learn, engage in hands-on exercises, and develop the three C’s of an Entrepreneurial Mindset: Curiosity, Connections, and Creating Value.

Location: Durham, NC

Dates: May 2018

ELIGIBILITY: 

APPLY TODAY IF YOU ARE:

– Enrolled in a full-time program of study at a four-year, degree-granting HBCU or PBI

-Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior during the fall of 2017.

– Willing to grow and learn in a collaborative environment

– Interested in learning how to develop or expand an entrepreneurial mindset

– All majors are encouraged to apply for the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.

The Application Deadline for OFC is Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:59 pm EDT.

APPLY NOW

 

Come meet the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement

Speed Networking with the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Interested in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs?

When Thursday, join our Speed Mentoring event on

Thursday, November 9, 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

Interested in learning more about careers at the State Department, and specifically, the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)?

Come network with representatives from INL — and learn about their exciting careers keeping Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad.

INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.

We are inviting DC-area undergraduate and graduate students to come learn more about the Department of State, careers in the Foreign and Civil Service, and to meet professionals making a real difference each and every day.

This event will be held on Thursday, November 9, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm in Washington DC. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a “speed mentoring” session – rotating between tables with INL experts grouped by questions of interest or areas of expertise. You don’t want to miss this networking opportunity!

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REGISTER NOW

Reminder: This event is for students only.

You will be asked to submit security information in the registration form to be able to access the building. Please meet at 502 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC (in front of City Segway Tours) at 1:30pm sharp to be escorted into the building. 

Dress is Business Casual 

HBCU CDM 10th Annual National Conference!! November 1-3, 2017!!

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 10th Annual National Conference will take place at the Hotel at the University of Maryland, College Park. We look forward to welcoming over 400 students from 20+ HBCUs across the country. During the conference the students will have the opportunity to meet potential employers, engage in workshops, get inspired from the speakers and of course network to jumpstart their career in corporate America.

Registration is required. This event is FREE for HBCU students! We hope you will join! See information link below.

HBCU Career Development Marketplace

 

Peace Corps Blitz Tour!!!

The Peace Corps and the White House Initiative will participate in meetings with HBCU campus and community Influencers, establish and steward relationships with scare skills departments on the HBCU’s campuses in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. This will strengthen relationships with the agency’s partners, support existing and encourage Peace Corps UP programming on campus and increase Peace Corps awareness throughout three southern states.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities:
Tennessee: Thursday, October 12th-14th – Tennessee State University
Mississippi: Sunday, October 15th- 21st- Mississippi Valley State University
Alabama: Sunday, October 22nd-25th- Tuskegee University ~ Auburn University

Activities and Events:
We are planning to host a series of major specific class room talks, host tabling event and facilitate Information session on campus while simultaneously meeting with key stakeholders on campus, Alumni and community influencers.

HBCU All- Star Deadline Extended, May 19!

Do not underestimate the impact you make at your HBCU

Nominate yourself as an HBCU ALL-STAR!

 The 2017 HBCU All- Star application is now available! The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) works to promote HBCU excellence, innovation, and sustainability. The Initiative will recognize undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in scholarship, leadership, and civic engagement!

2017 Application deadline is May 19, 2017

Click HERE to view the 2017 Application!!

 

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SAVE THE DATE! 2017 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 and with input from the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs and its conference sponsors. It provides a forum to exchange information and share innovations among and between institutions.

2017 National HBCU Week Conference
September 17-19, 2017
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202

Room Rate Code: National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference
FREE ADMISSION │  ONLINE REGISTRATION is REQUIRED
General Registration Opens on or before June 1, 2017
You Do Not Want to Miss This One…Lock in your hotel now!

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