We’re just a few days away from the National Black MBA Association’s 2020 Conference & Career Fair: A Virtual Experience. The pandemic may have gotten in the way of the trip, but not the celebration. The NBMBAA would love to see you September 23-25 for an uplifting one-of-a-kind virtual experience! 

With all that is going on this year, it is more important than ever to stay grounded in your dreams and education. Many students aren’t able to attend classes on campus, and we want to remind you that you still have a supportive community that is socially and culturally connected. In fact, you may find the conference this year to be an extension of your beloved HBCU experience. Just like HBCUs have been known for, you’ll be blown away by the caliber of celebrity panels, insider information, and career fair options. 

You’ll see plenty of familiar faces when you tune into the conference this year. 2020’s official theme is all about “Celebrating Visionaries!” The celebrity speakers slated to present are not coming to play. They are well known for impressive accomplishments in entertainment, real estate, politics, tech and journalism.

Iyanla Vanzant tells it like it is. She is one of many special speakers taking part in the conference. As a NY Times best-selling author and inspirational speaker, she has helped people in crisis to turn their lives around through programs like Iyanla, Fix My Life on Oprah Winfrey Network.

Van Jones iis a high-powered political commentator, attorney and author. He has driven change in the criminal justice system for over 25 years and currently serves as the CEO of Reform Alliance, an organization dedicated to criminal justice reform. You may also see Van setting the record straight as a CNN commentator.

This year’s conference is all about getting the advice you’ll need to successfully navigate your career in a world rocked by the pandemic, so take advantage! For example, one highly-anticipated breakout session is titled “Breakout Session – “Do You Have the Skills to Advance in the Next Normal?” This session will give you the tools to calculate your next steps with precision in both your personal and professional life.

On Wednesday, September 23rd, the conference kicks off with a panel called “Leading with Heart and Soul, presented by Emmy Award-winning journalist Jemele Hill and sports analyst & host Emmanuel Acho. They will discuss how leaders can show compassion for their workforce, customers, shareholders and communities during challenging times. 

Other panels will address building wealth, tapping into your potential, social responsibility in the midst of COVID-19, and growing your small business. In addition to high-profile speakers, sponsors like Amazon, FedEx, Nationwide and Bank of America are working to make this a memorable experience for every attendee.

The Career Fair component is perfect for job hunters to connect with professional giants. An estimated 200 academic, corporate and not-for-profit exhibitors with great career opportunities will be available via the Virtual Career Fair. You will be able to learn more about companies and openings, participate in real virtual interviews, interact with recruiters, and confidently put your best foot forward! In addition to the Career Fair, there will be plenty of opportunities to network and socialize through the lounges, on NBMBAA® social media channels and events.

Register today for the National Black MBA Association’s 2020 Conference & Career Fair: A Virtual Experience. You won’t want to miss it!