What  is  HBCU  CDM?

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 4,000 HBCU students from 32 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. In 2019, student attendees were majoring in the following:

One Conference | Three functions

Series of Workshops

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

Town Hall Meeting

Students speak informally with experienced HBCU alumni from key industries.

Career Marketplace

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

Attending Majors by Percentage

  • Political Science
  • English/Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health/Wellness/Sports
  • Marketing
  • Social Science
  • Other
  • Business
  • Accounting/Finance
  • STEM

Last Successful In-Person Event Before COVID-19

The 2019 conference was very successful with 140 exhibitors and over 370 students from 32 Historically Black Colleges & Universities. We had 19 students receive on the spot job offers or internships and a host of other students that will accept job over the next few months. But as we prepare for next year we are looking to grow the program into additional schools and reach out to additional companies to exhibit and sponsor. Our 2022 Goal is to have 150+ exhibitors and 600+ students but we will need your help to get there.