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:

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.

Town Hall Meetings

A great opportunity for companies to meet talented HBCU students pursuing their careers.

1 on 3 Sessions

Connect directly with vetted and major-specific talented students serious about
pursuing a career.

Attending Majors by Percentage

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • English/Education
  • Health Wellness/Sports
  • Health
  • Business
  • STEM
  • Other
  • Liberal Arts

Last Successful In-Person Event Before COVID-19

After a three-year layoff from our popular In Person event, the HBCU CDM is back better than ever.  With our new “Fields of Interest” format we are allowing more quality time for both employers and students to interact with one another by matching the students’ major with the employer’s Majors that they are interested in recruiting.  We also have our new exciting “Major Specific” workshops and “OPEN” plenary sessions with highly superb speakers from major corporations speaking again this year.  Our 2022 goal this year at the HBCU CDM is to have 40 plus HBCU’s and over 100 recruiters participating in the new, One on Three Sessions”.