Career Resources for Black and African American Students

We are committed to supporting you throughout your career exploration and encourage you to explore the resources compiled to learn more about programs available. For further assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our career and internship consultants.

  • American Association of Blacks in Energy: Dedicated to ensuring the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies and environmental issues
  • Black, Disabled and Proud: College Students with Disabilities: Works to identify ways to provide culturally responsive disability services and classroom instruction to Black and African American college students with disabilities on all campuses in the U.S. (with a particular focus on HBCUs and PBCUs).
  • Center for Black Equity: Promote a multinational LGBT network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination.
  • National Coalition of Black Women: Nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment.
  • National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC): Dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African-American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the US and via interaction with the African Diaspora
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE): Works to increase the number of culturally responsible African-American engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community; CWRU has our own very active chapter
  • National Association of Black Journalists: Journalists, students and media-related professionals working to provide quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of African-American journalists worldwide
  • Organization of Black Designers: Professionals in all areas of design, from interior to graphic design, promoting members through programs, continuing education, and professional opportunities

This list is by no means exhaustive, and if you are aware of a resource that we’ve not included but should, please contact us.