African American

Career Services is committed to ensuring students, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, or differing abilities, get access to whatever jobs match their goals and desires. These are the resources designed to assist African Americans as minorities and in career development.

Campus Resources

The mission of the African diasporic Cultural Resource Center (AdCRC) is to support the communities of the African diaspora at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The AdCRC strives to assist in the holistic development of students of the African diaspora by focusing on six areas: academic excellence, cultural awareness, leadership development, social involvement, spiritual development, and proactive civic engagement.
The MultiCultural Center was intended to facilitate the retention and recruitment of students of color and to combat institutional racism and ethnocentrism. These aims were to be realized in part through educational programming, which would promote changes in attitudes and behaviors throughout the campus community.The MCC and concerned students, faculty, and staff continue to resist and confront these persistent forms of group oppression. In addition to continuing to provide a safe space for students of color, international students, and gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, the MCC serves as a bridge to the entire campus community. To that end, the MCC offers a broad spectrum of events including lectures, panel discussions, films and videos, musical, dance, and dramatic performances, and poetry readings, which are all open to the general public.

Career Information

The Black Career Zone is the #1 career and job search site for Blacks. It can help you maneuver through this very difficult job market. The site can help give you up-to-the-minute job information. If you are a college student looking for your first job, we can guide you. If you want to change careers, this site can also assist you with that.
The Black Collegian Online
Provides career resources and information for Black college students, including job search strategies, graduate school information, and industry reports.
The Black EOE Journal (BEOEJ) is a leading African American & Business Journal and an epicenter of information utilizing channels of distribution in print media and the World Wide Web. As one of the strongest growing African American publications in the nation, the mission of this journal is to inform, educate, employ and provide equal opportunity to Corporate America in order to create a more diverse workplace.
A site that gives general career information, advice about money, steps to start your own business and provides articles relvant to African Americans in the workplace.
A site dedicated to promoting diversity in the hiring process and the work place. It provides information about career trends and companies that share this same ideal.
Empower Me! Corporation is a Growth Strategies Consultancy that helps clients grow their businesses in any economy.

Professional Associations

100 Black Men of America
The mission of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.
The Association of Black Psychologists aim to help further the careers of African American psychologists as well as promoting African psychology.
The Black Career Women Network aims to be a supportive element in the professional success of African-American Women from all stages in their careers. Embodying career empowerment through a strong network and community of professional women whom will share experiences, knowledge, resources and tools essential for professional growth that can help women reach their full potential to achieve professional success.
BDPA is an international organization with a diverse membership of professionals and students at all levels in the fields of information technology, computer science and related S.T.E.M fields. Members are actively engaged in serving the community through outreach and charting the future of the IT industry.
The Charles R. Drew Medical Society (CRDMS) is a 501(c) 3 physician membership organization. It is the local affiliate of the National Medical Association, the largest organization representing African American physicians in the United States. The CRDMS seeks to increase the participation of persons of African descent in the medical profession and effectively advocate for equitable health care access for all communities.
The Institute's primary goal is to inspire and equip the nation's best and brightest African American men to use their extraordinary talents to serve others.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR), is an inspirational and unique career development and networking powerhouse for Black and African American human resources practitioners and those who are aligned with our goals to provide: Networking, Career Opportunities, Educational and Professional Development, Mentorship and Coaching and Tools, Tips and Resources. These opportunities will enhance the careers of the members and position them to be key contributors of the strategic direction of their organizations!
NABA creates a network that provides and opportunities for growth and success in the global business marketplace.
The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) has made a goal of achieving equal justice for blacks and other minorities. The members consist of criminal justice professionals such as those in law enforcement, institutional and community corrections, courts, social services, academia, religious and other community-based interests as well as criminal justice students and community leaders, providing a wonderful opportunity to network.
NABOB aims to increase the number of African-American owners of telecommunications facilities, and to improve the business climate in which we operate. The overall objective is to maximize the potential for financial success through providing advocacy resources and information in critical business areas including, advertising sales, station acquisition, financing, and federal broadcast regulation.
The National Association of Black Journalists is an organization of journalists, students, and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.
The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc., comprised of people of African ancestry, is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research.
The National Bar Association is the nation's oldest and largest national network of predominantly African-American attorneys and judges.
The National Black MBA Association leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for African-Americans.
The National Black Nurses Association’s mission is “to represent and provide a forum for Black nurses to advocate and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color."
The National Black Prosecutors Association is the only professional membership organization dedicated to the advancement of Blacks as prosecutors. The NBPA Foundation provides scholarships for African American law students who meet academic criteria, along with a demonstrated desire to serve the community.
The National Conference of Black Lawyers' mission is to serve as the legal arm of the movement for Black Liberation, to protect human rights, to achieve self-determination of Africa and African Communities in the Diaspora and to work in coalition to assist in ending oppression of all peoples.
The mission of National Council of Negro Women is to lead, develop and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. This association fulfills this mission through research, advocacy and national and community-based health, education and economic empowerment services and programs in the United States and Africa.
The National Dental Association promotes oral health equity among people of color by harnessing the collective power of its members, advocating for the needs of and mentoring dental students of color, and raising the profile of the profession in our communities.
The National Medical Association (NMA) is the collective voice of African American physicians and the leading force for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health. NMA is committed to improving the quality of health among minorities and disadvantaged people through its membership, professional development, community health education, advocacy, research and partnerships with federal and private agencies.
The National Organization of Blacks in Government aims to promote equal opportunity for African Americans in Government and to be a means of support for these government employees.
The mission of NOBLE is to ensure equity in the administration of justice in the provision of public service to all communities, and to serve as the conscience of law enforcement by being committed to justice by action.
National Sales Network (NSN) has an objective to meet the professional and developmental needs of sales and sales management professionals and individuals who want to improve their professional sales skills. The organization provides seminars that teach useful skills in the sales management profession.
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.
The mission of the National Society of Black Physicists is to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large.
OBD brings together graphic, industrial, fashion, interior, architectural, product, advertising, broadcast and multi-media designers from all over the globe as well as holding conferences to connect membes of this community.
The goal of this non-profit organization is to develop great writers. The Organization of Black Screen Writers hopes to empower our members with intense training, hands-on experience, expansive resources and extensive industry exposure. It encourages freedom of expression via quality writing and filmmaking, without compromising the image of people of color.

Job Links

This site utilizes technology, tools, and resources to help you connect with employers that recognize the value of an inclusive and diverse work environment.
This site allows you to easily search for relevant jobs and upload your resume for employers to look at.
A job search site that narrows jobs by category to make the search easier!
Insight into Diversity is the oldest and largest diversity magazine and website in higher education today. Insight into Diversity has connected potential employees with institutions and businesses choosing to embrace a workforce more reflective of our local and national communities.
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National Black Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Recruiting Center (link is external)
The National Black Chamber of Commerce hosts a job search engine.

An historical civil rights organization that is dedicated to elevating the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities and provides a job search engine as well as a career fair.