15th Annual HBCU Career Development Marketplace


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The 15th Annual National Conference will take place in Baltimore, Maryland this fall. We look forward to having over 350 students again from 40+ HBCUs across the country. During the conference, students will have the opportunity to meet and network 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 2021 sponsors

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The HBCU CDM Conference consist of:

Series of Workshops

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

One on One Meetings

Students and employers schedule 15min meetings for a private video conference session

Career Marketplace

A great conference opportunity for companies to meet talented students serious about pursuing 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.
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