This week I’m introducing you to a couple websites that focus on African Americans and careers. The first one, The Black Collegian, provides information on career resources for black college students. Job search strategies, graduate school opportunities, career and industry reports are abundantly explored. This site is the cyberspace partner of The Black Collegian magazine, serving the career and self-development interests of African American collegians throughout America since 1970.
The second one, Black Career Women, is an organization founded in 1977 and serves as a nucleus of support to identify and address the critical needs of black women in the workforce as it relates to their career mobility and achievement. Here are some key elements of the websites.
- Employer Profiles – Read about featured employers plus a total of 17 employer profiles “that support diversity and actively recruit on college campuses nationwide.”
- The Diversity Registry – Connect to DiversityRegistry.com and research companies with “active diversity programs.”
- Job Tools & Career Center – Search for jobs within The Black Collegian’s database, get career advice and tips on internships.
- Study & Campus Section– Learn about graduate studies, working and studying abroad, scholarships and grants, and more.
- Extracurricular Section– Additional information just for fun, like music, poetry, and films.
- Career Coaches – Get expert advice on your career path.
- Careers Section – Read articles and advice on assessments, career exploration, decision making, job searching, and negotiations like salary.
- Join the Organization – Provides you discounts on programs, free access to Virtual Career Workshop, members only career content, and more.
- Useful Websites – Lists additional websites that can help with your career development, like Black Career Zone and Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
There are many other great career resources out there for African Americans. Check out some of these additional handouts and websites.
- Career Resources for Black and African American Students: The University of Texas at Austin
- Black Voices
- The African American Village
- Empower Me! – Accredited business through the Better Business Bureau!
- National Society of Black Engineers
Karen is a Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). At IPFW she assists students in finding internships, coordinates and assists with campus-wide events, teaches a Career Planning course, and meets with students individually to assist them with all aspects of career development. Connect with Karen via LinkedIn or Twitter.