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Resources for Black & African-American Students

  • Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) – an organization geared toward developing diverse professionals and future IT leaders in digital technology and data science.  Website includes information about scholarships, opportunities for professional development, virtual tech talks, and other events.
  • National African-American Insurance Association (NAAIA) – organized to create a network among people of color employed or affiliated with the insurance industry.  Resources include scholarships, events, a conference, and a job board with available postings. 
  • National Association of African-Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) – a global resource for the career development of Black and African-American HR professionals. Resources include a webinar series, scheduled events, a student connection network, mentorship, and more.
  • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) – created to support and encourage development of black professionals in accounting, financial, and business-related fields.  (NABA Includes programs such as those to prepare future CPAs, a student convention, and a matchmaking networking tool connecting job seekers to employers. 
  • National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) – replete with resources like a job board, webinar series for professional growth, mentor program connecting early professionals to mid-career individuals, and more.
  • Black Career Women’s Network (BCWN) – website with a variety of tools, resources, programs, and networking opportunities to support the professional development of Black women.
  • National Urban League Jobs Network (NUL Jobs Network) – a job board that connects job seekers with employers who understand the Urban League’s mission of elevating historically under-served urban spaces, as well as value diversity and inclusion. 
  • The Black Perspective – site that spreads awareness of issues concerning African-American communities, a job search engine, listing of companies that actively recruit African-American candidates, and a curated list of resources. 
  • Blacks in Technology (BIT) – resources that serve to advance Black women and men in technology, with a job board, Slack group, events, and other resources.