Thirteen students from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff attended the 11th annual Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute Recruitment Conference and Career Fair, hosted by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in New York. This year’s theme was, “Developing Minds…Delivering Dreams of the Next Generation of Global Leaders.”
The four-day leadership institute is the largest recruitment conference in the nation dedicated to providing leadership and professional development training to HBCU students. The leadership institute brings together students attending the forty-seven public HBCUs with top executives of major corporations to help prepare students to be more competitive professionals. The conference had a recruiting component that provided access for students to potential career opportunities with many of the nation’s leading corporations and government agencies.
This year Ja’Nay Hawkins and Nicole Folson, the Campus Relations Team from Thurgood Marshall interviewed and selected students based on their grade point average of 3.0 or better, exceptional leadership, community involvement and Cooperative Education/internship experiences. During the wrap-up session with the Office of Career Services’ staff, Ms. Hawkins stated, “As I travel to HBCU campuses, I also look for students who are self-aware, confident, and passionate about fulfilling their purpose. There are a few Institutions that come to mind that embody all of those characteristics. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff students are definitely a well-kept secret; showing that when preparation meets opportunity, success will be the reward!” Read Full Article at UAPB