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College Organizations Every Black Students Should Know

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You told yourself you are going to network more, get that bomb internship and go after everything in 2016 that is owed to you.

Well, I am here to help. Navigating through college can be overwhelming. To be a candidate for a lot of the best college programs you have to know they exist freshman year and apply sophomore year for them to be beneficial your junior year.

I have compiled a list of college organizations every black child should know about.

Management and Leadership For Tomorrow (MLT)

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MLT equips high potential minorities with the winning playbook and personalized coaching that allows them to reach their full leadership potential and maximize their community impact. MLT works with over 500 new individuals per year through its core programs and provides career-long support for its community of over 4,000 Rising Leaders.

Website: http://www.ml4t.org/

Deadline: Must apply Sophmore Year for Career Prep
Deadline: Must apply a year before applying to MBA School
Example: Thinking about entering business school in the fall of 2017?
The final application deadline is November 1st, 2015
The MBA Prep Program begins March 3rd, 2016
I am an MLT alum. Shout Out Career Prep 2010! It was a definite game changer during my college career. The network I created is still beneficial 6 years later and it helped to refine my total package. They have two programs. a Career Prep program for undergraduate students and an MBA Prep program for those wanting to get their Masters in Business Administration.



The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
INROADS seeks high performing students for internship opportunities with some of the nation’s largest companies. Our rigorous career development training process will challenge you to commit to excellence and raise the bar on your personal expectations.
Website: http://www.inroads.org/

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity: SEO


Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) provides superior educational and career programs to young people from underserved and underrepresented communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success.

Website: http://www.seo-usa.org/our-programs/

SEO Scholars:

SEO Scholars is a free eight-year academic program that gets low-income public high school students to and through college—with a 95% college graduation rate.

9th-grade public high school students in New York City & San Francisco only
Students with at least a 70% GPA (New York City) or 2.0 GPA (San Francisco)

SEO Careers:

SEO Career is a professional development and internship program targeting talented Black, Hispanic, and Native American undergrads and pre-law school candidates. We provide the Education, Development, Growth and Experience needed to gain a competitive advantage and launch your career.

SEO Alternative Investments:

SEO Alternative Investments provides education, exposure, training and mentoring to talented professionals traditionally underrepresented in the alternative investments sector.



40 years ago, MAIP introduced 10 interns to the world of advertising. These interns initiated MAIP’s legacy of supplying the industry with world-class multicultural talent, influencing all facets of our industry. Today, MAIP has evolved into a professional development program, impacting the lives of more than 120 young executives each year by providing the platform to launch their careers.

Website: http://maip.aaaa.org/

National Black MBA Association


The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA) was founded in 1970 at a two-day conference held at the University of Chicago, by a group of African American MBA students, faculty, advisors, and businessmen.
We have 9,000 members, 45 chapters and 27 collegiate chapters.
We are in partnership with over 300 of the countries’ top business organizations, the association has inroads into a wide range of industries as well as the public and private sector.

The National Black MBA Association has one of the best yearly career fairs. I landed a great job coming out of undergrad attending one of these career fairs. I encourage undergrad to go. You get cheaper pricing, connections with major companies and you are able to expand your network. They even have an undergrad breakout section. Shout out to the University of Illinois for being the first undergrad Chapter.

Website: http://www.nbmbaa.org/

National Association of Black Accountants


The NABA, Inc. is the oldest and largest professional membership organization focused specifically on African-Americans and people of color in the accounting, finance and business-related fields. NABA represents more than 20,000 professionals in business and industry, public accounting, government, nonprofit and education, including those with the highly coveted CPA designation and students preparing for careers in the profession or related fields.

Website: http://www.nabainc.org/

National Society of Black Engineers


The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is owned and managed by its members. With more than 30,000 members around the world, NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”

The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more. NSBE comprises 394 active chapters — 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-collegiate — located in six geographic regions. NSBE is governed by an executive board of college students and engineering professionals and is operated by a professional staff at its World Headquarters, located in Alexandria, Va.

Website: http://www.nsbe.org/home.aspx

College Bound


College Bound helps prepare DC public school students for college through tutoring, mentoring and scholarship programs. Our mission is to prepare public and public charter school students in the metropolitan D.C. area to enter college, earn a degree, and achieve their personal and professional goals.

Website: http://www.collegebound.org/


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