This spring, join us for a 6-week professional development series! From February 19th to March 26th, every Friday we will be hosting an opportunity to connect with employers or develop a skill. Schedule coming soon! To apply today, click here!
B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Accessing Consciousness through Knowledge) was launched in 2017 as a DO IT! Grant funded program with the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute (JDOAAI). Northeastern students are expected to go out on co-op very early in their professional careers, but some students did not have the networks, background, or experience to develop key relationships with employers that could lead to a fruitful co-op or career opportunity. As it was originally designed the B.L.A.C.K. program is designed to provide students of the African Diaspora with the opportunity to interact with some of Boston’s most prominent Black professionals. After recognizing that many of our Latinx students were already participating in the program because of the multiple identities that they hold, we intentionally expanded the program this year with L.A.T.I.N.X. (Latinx Accessing Their Intellect through Networking and Exchange).
This program includes off-campus site visits, professional development workshops & career planning tailored to the emerging Black and/or Latinx professional interested in acquiring skills to navigate and move up in the workplace. Last year, students visited sites such as State Street, Google, Ellevation Education, Partners Healthcare, the MFA, and much more!
Participating employers include:
– Boston Children’s Hospital
– Arnold Worldwide & Havas Media