13th Annual HBCU Career Development Marketplace

November 3-6, 2020

Virtual Conference and Career Fair

The 13th Annual National Conference will take place virtually from November 3-6, 2020. We look forward to welcoming over 600 students from 40+ HBCUs across the country. During the virtual conference, students will have the opportunity to video conference with potential employers, engage in workshops, and get inspired from the speakers and of course network to jumpstart their career in corporate America.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors for their support!

The 2020 HBCU CDM Conference will consist of:

Series of Workshops

Featuring prominent and influential speakers that will help prepare students for what to expect after graduation.

Town Hall Meetings

Students speak informally with experienced HBCU alumni from key industries.

Career Marketplace

A great opportunity for companies to meet talented students serious about persuing a career.


The HBCU CDM was a great way for me to connect with like-minded individuals from across the country. I truly enjoyed learning more about ways I can make a difference in the workplace!

Jenele Williams, Graduate Student,
Hampton University

The HBCU Career Development Marketplace provided vision and professional enhancement for students, networking for directors/advisors, and inspiration for all in attendance. I was amazed at the caliber of session leaders and speakers, who challenged each attendee to envision and work hard to achieve the best version of their future self. I am glad my students and I had this experience – I can’t wait until the next conference!

Dannita Trice, Assistant Director of Employer Relations,
Virginia State University

I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of students and employers who attended the market. As a graduate of an HBCU and now an administrator at one, my heart was filled with pride to see such excellence in one room. I would recommend this opportunity to any student!

Brianna Clark, Assistant Director of Career Services,
Norfolk State University



The conference is free to students. If you are a junior or senior attending an HBCU, and meet certain qualifications, you will be eligible to attend. Contact your school’s Career Counselor for additional details.


Career Counselors can assist qualified students with an easier transition into the workforce by nominating students to attend the conference each year.


Businesses can get involved by becoming a sponsor, an exhibitor, or by donating. The conference is a great place to meet vetted high caliber talent with 3.2 GPA and above all in one location.