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

 

HBCU in LA Internship Now Open!

The Entertainment Industry College Outreach Program (EICOP) is proud to announce the HBCU in LA Internship Program application is now open!! This highly competitive program will be open to both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest to pursue a career in the entertainment, media and communication industry. Selected Scholars will participate in an 8-10 week paid internship in Los Angeles, Summer 2018! The program will cover housing expenses and will offer limited travel stipends based on individual financial needs.

Scholars will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a comprehensive immersion internship experience in Los Angeles, California during summer of 2018
  • Participate in a series of professional development activities to help leverage a career in the media, entertainment and communication industry post-graduation
  • Become a part of our exclusive Student Member Network for on-going employment consideration with our industry partner organizations
  • Serve as Ambassadors for EICOP to build awareness for the HBCU in LA Internship Program

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply and for more information click here

To view our Promotional Video click here

The application deadline for the program is 11:59 pm PST on Sunday, December 17, 2017. If you are a current HBCU All-Star please indicate that in your submission!

Webinar: CBYX Program, Study Abroad Program in Germany for HBCU students!

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a fully-funded fellowship opportunity, is currently accepting applications from your students for the 2018-2019 program year.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a year-long fellowship that gives your students and recent graduates the opportunity to study and work in Germany. CBYX for Young Professionals is open to students in all fields of study and at all levels of study, including graduating students. CBYX is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information and the online application can be found at www.CBYX.info.

The CBYX program annually provides up to 75 participants with two months of intensive German language training, a semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences, a five-month internship with a German company in the participants’ career field, and homestays with German host families. The program covers transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends, and provides local in-country support throughout the program.

Prior German language knowledge is not required. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their fields, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work. Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be U.S. citizens.

Please inform your students of this unique opportunity by hanging the enclosed poster. Should you require more promotional materials, or if you would like CBYX for Young Professionals alumni to visit your college and give a presentation on the program to your students, please feel free to contact me.

Interested applicants can apply online at www.CBYX.info. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 program is December 1, 2017. We look forward to receiving applications from your students! For a more detailed overview of the program, I invite you to attend our CBYX Informational Webinar on October 23rd at 1:30 pm EST. RSVP to knovy@culturalvistas.org.

As an alternative to CBYX, if you have current sophomores and juniors who are interested in interning abroad who haven’t participated in a formal work or study abroad program, we encourage them to apply for the Cultural Vistas Fellowship. More information about this program can be found online: www.culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship.

We look forward to your participation!

 

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.

New Funding Opportunity at The National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation announced a new funding opportunity for HBCUs: The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP).

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) is committed to enhancing the quality of undergraduate STEM education and research at HBCUs as a means to broaden participation in the nation’s STEM workforce. To this end, HBCU-UP provides awards to develop, implement, and study evidence-based innovative models and approaches for improving the preparation and success of HBCU undergraduate students so that they may pursue STEM graduate programs and/or careers. Support is available for Targeted Infusion Projects, Broadening Participation Research Projects, Research Initiation Awards, Implementation Projects, Achieving Competitive Excellence Implementation Projects, and Broadening Participation Research Centers; as well as other funding opportunities.

The HBCU-UP solicitation can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16538/nsf16538.pdf

For information regarding applying for NSF grants, please review the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide found here: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=papp

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: 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.

HBCUs: Inspiring Through Excellence, Innovation and Partnerships

Conference Registration Hotel and Travel Information Program Details Become a Volunteer Apply for the Exhibit Hall FAQs

 

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!

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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