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About The HBCU Career Center

Mission of The HBCU Career Center

The HBCU Career Center supports the career and professional goals of students, alumni and the broader HBCU community through providing professional development resources, job and internship boards and connecting employers with talent.

We are laser focused on the following goals:

  • Graduates being career-ready with a job or a plan by commencement 
  • Employers valuing HBCUs as a talent source for inclusive workplaces
  • Americans knowing the HBCU role in building our diverse workforce
  • HBCUs providing access to relevant and timely career information
  • Students developing in-demand skills to meet workforce needs
  • Workers knowing how automation will impact the future of work
  • Professionals staying aware of workplace, career, HR and industry trends, practices and success habits

The Importance of HBCU’s

Since the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) were founded in the US in the early 1800’s, these schools have evolved into a diverse group of nationally recognized higher education institutions. From the earliest days, these colleges and universities worked within their mission to educate, develop and support students who graduated and contributed to regional, national and even a global workforce. Despite challenges, HBCU’s as a group, continue to produce competitive college graduates capable of translating their education and experience into lifelong employability.

Did you know that while representing only 3% of America’s post-secondary institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) graduate 25% of African Americans with undergraduate degrees? Despite what many people think, the diversity at America’s HBCUs, is not limited to the demographics of the students. Diversity at HBCU’s is also evident in the types of academic programs offered and the thousands of faculty, staff and administrators, who serve and support the mission of these campuses.

About the Founder

Dr. Marcia F. Robinson

Dr. Marcia F. Robinson

My professional background includes decades of human resources and management functions across Higher Education, Aviation, Hospitality, Technology and Public sectors. In higher education, I held leadership roles in four college career centers. At Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest institution designated as a Historically Black College or University (See a full list of HBCU campuses here), I established the Center for Career & Professional Development and founded the Cheyney Internship Institute, Center for Work and Human Capital Development and the Technology Application for Professional Success (TAPS) programs.Through my work in colleges and as founder of The HBCU Career Center, I have developed innovative  and meaningful partnerships between universities and some of America’s largest corporations.

I am a senior certified Human Resources professional and hold membership in several career and human resources professional associations, have presented at national conferences and you will find my career articles widely published across the internet.  I have been recognized as a top writer for Yahoo Services for my articles on career, workplace and employment trends and information and was recognized as a Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year. I am a researcher on Workplace Automation through Artificial Intelligence technology.

My goal is to continue working with students, alumni, new professionals, college career centers and employers to better engage and develop America’s diverse workforce.  These professionals, be they employees or business owners, will fulfill their dreams of lifelong sustainability through career and workplace success.

I believe successful graduates who sustain themselves, their families and their communities are the best ambassadors for the HBCU mission and become themselves the best protectors and advocates of the legacy of these great institutions.

Dr. Marcia F. Robinson MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

The Workplace Evolutionist & Founder, The HBCU Career Center. Connect with me on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and mrobin (at) thehbcucareercenter (dot) com or 484.949.5267.

Always happy to talk about viable collaborations!

 




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