2017 HBCU Career Development Marketplace

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The Cheyney Foundation Sponsors Cheyney Students Attendance at HBCU Career Development Marketplace for the Second Year

In 2017, eleven students packed their bags on November 9th and headed to meet corporate executives in Washington D.C. at the HBCU Career Development Marketplace (CDM).

The trip sponsored by the Cheyney Foundation provided Cheyney University students with an opportunity to interact with major corporations, engage with other students from institutions around the nation and gain valuable skills on preparing for life after college.

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My favorite part of the conference was being able to meet and network with people from other HBCUs who aspire to one day have the same career as me, as well as those who are already in the profession. Hearing from those who were already successful in the law field and being able to ask questions about their journey to instilled confidence in my own journey.”- Cheyney University freshman, Nazirah Purnell
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About the HBCU Career Development Marketplace

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Career Development Marketplace (HBCU CDM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2001. The HBCU CDM mission is to inform and educate students from HBCUs about corporate America as they transition into the workforce. The conference has remained free for students to attend and as a result, strengthened the leadership and professional skills of thousands of HBCU graduates.

Since HBCU CDM’s inception over 3,000 HBCU students from 25 HBCUs have participated in this inspirational conference. Every year this event gets bigger and better as we strive to invite more top minority students from the most in-demand fields. To learn more about HBCU CDM, please read here.