PLATFORM: All program events and seminars are held via Zoom. Larger program events with significantly larger participants utilize breakout rooms to provide more intimate spaces for networking opportunities. Moderators are present to guide participants on what they can expect.
SCHEDULING: Students and Emerging professionals sign up to meet firms using SignUpGenius. Sign-up is only open to people that have registered for the program year. Links to the event sign-up are shared with registrants via email.
INFORMATION SESSIONS & ORIENTATION: Each program year begins with an information session. Registrants are invited to join the virtual sessions to learn about the program and ask questions. Larger format programs are preceded by an event orientation. Participants will learn more about the run-of-show and what they can expect on the day of the event.
SPEED NETWORKING: Designed to maximize student interactions with as many professionals as possible, the speed networking workshop connects students with firms for 15-20 minute mini-interviews. Participants are encouraged to briefly introduce themselves, discuss professional goals and expectations of the profession, and exchange contact information. The ultimate goal of the networking workshop is to connect mentors with mentees for the duration of the program year and beyond.
HBCU CAREER FAIR: The annual career fair is held in January. The career fair will follow a similar format as the workshop with virtual breakout rooms, but with more time for interviews. The career fair will conclude with a general feedback session with the students and another private session with the program team for feedback on student progress.
SEMINARS: Seminars are held each month to support professional development. Monthly seminars are designed and moderated by volunteers from participating firms. Seminar topics include resume and portfolio preparation, interview skills, financial planning, workplace etiquette, and other special topics deemed relevant and supportive of professional development.