Black / African-American Students & Alumni

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Understanding The Emotional Tax On Black Professionals In The Workplace

Corporate hiring managers no longer need to argue the case for diversity. Data from the Pew Research Center suggests that eight-in-ten Americans value racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace, with 45% of survey respondents citing diverse perspectives and equal …

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Career Advice from Black Business Leaders Across America

For young Black professionals, there are many unspoken rules about navigating the workplace. And when there aren’t many people around who look like you, mapping out a success plan for your career can be challenging. In 2021, Black Americans made …

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How long does it take to get a job? New LinkedIn survey ranks time to hire for 10 job functions

A new U.S. analysis by LinkedIn data scientists finds that it takes an average of 61.7 days from the time that a finance job is posted on LinkedIn to the moment when the hirer reports it as filled. The median …

By Carla Coury
Carla Coury Executive Director, Career Management Center
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Career Resources

Skill Building Courses

Requesting Time Off

Nervous about requesting time off from work? Not sure how to ask your manager? Get the essential information and templates…

Find Your Calling: Career Transition Principles for Returning Veterans

This course is a collaboration between FourBlock and Columbia University, powered by T-Mobile. The course will focus on the development…

Networking & Outreach

Utilize practical exercises and advice from successful professionals to grow your network, build your professional community, represent your organization, and…

Clarifying Expectations

What questions do you need to ask to get the job done correctly? Improve your ability to communicate with your…

Goal Setting

Setting relevant and precise goals is a recipe for career success… but where do you start? Learn how to choose…

Giving & Receiving Feedback

Feedback is a two-way street — this course helps prepare you to thoughtfully give and receive constructive feedback with team…

LinkedIn Overview

Learn how to harness all of LinkedIn’s features in order to optimize your job search, expand your network, and maximize…

Informational Interviews

Careers aren’t built alone! Informational interviews are a key tool in your professional toolbelt: learn how to leverage the peers…

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Explore the essential roles and functions you’ll be collaborating with at top companies, then dive into best practices for leading…

Career Exploration

Finding your career path doesn’t have to be a headache! Learn the difference between constructive and overwhelming questions to ask…

Presentations

Improve your ability to communicate big ideas to clients, teams, and execs by honing your presentation skills! Gain access to…

Cover Letters

When used correctly, a cover letter can be a valuable companion to your resume. This course will provide the samples…

Interviewing

Prepare to ace the interview! Dive into interview fundamentals, secrets to making a great first impression on employers, and how…

Professional Writing & Organization

Take a deep dive into the unspoken do’s and don’ts of professional communication with coworkers, customers, managers, and more! Then,…

Presence & Professionalism

Whether you’re in the office, joining a remote meeting, or attending a work event, how you show up matters! Demystify…

Getting to Know Your Manager & Team

Navigating a new workplace is a challenge. Start your new role with confidence by asking the right questions on (and…

Hiring Process & Offer Evaluation

Upgrade your hire-ability by demystifying the hiring process from application to offer.

Resumes

Get seen by employers and put your best foot forward in the application process by unlocking key hacks and tips…

Available Mentors

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Barney Abramson

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  • Creative Director Southwest Gas Corporation
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Nemi Banigo

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Ansbert Dodoo (MSc)

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  • Senior Product Designer Nomo Bank
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Kimetha Dunn

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  • Design User Researcher Microsoft / DePaul University
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Mbakaya K

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  • Product Growth Lead MarketForce360
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Daniel Locko

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  • Co-founder & Country Head YUX Design
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Arese Ng

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  • Senior Growth Associate Tix.africa
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Aimua Ogboghodor

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  • Product Designer Canada Post
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Miracle Ojoajogwu Agada

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  • Senior Product Designer Toptal
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Paul Otu

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  • Group Head, Design & User Experience Interswitch Group
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Barney Abramson

Expert-Recommended People
  • Creative Director Southwest Gas Corporation
Meet Barney >

Nemi Banigo

Expert-Recommended People
  • Senior Product Designer Adyen
Meet Nemi >
Meet Aarianna >

Ansbert Dodoo (MSc)

Expert-Recommended People
  • Senior Product Designer Nomo Bank
Meet Ansbert >

Kimetha Dunn

Expert-Recommended People
  • Design User Researcher Microsoft / DePaul University
Meet Kimetha >

Mbakaya K

Expert-Recommended People
  • Product Growth Lead MarketForce360
Meet Mbakaya >

Daniel Locko

Expert-Recommended People
  • Co-founder & Country Head YUX Design
Meet Daniel >
Meet Gisele >

Arese Ng

Expert-Recommended People
  • Senior Growth Associate Tix.africa
Meet Arese >

Aimua Ogboghodor

Expert-Recommended People
  • Product Designer Canada Post
Meet Aimua >

Miracle Ojoajogwu Agada

Expert-Recommended People
  • Senior Product Designer Toptal
Meet Miracle >

Paul Otu

Expert-Recommended People
  • Group Head, Design & User Experience Interswitch Group
Meet Paul >