Black/African American/African

The University Career Center is committed to supporting your career development as a student who identifies as Black/African American/African and helping you make the most of your time at the University of Oregon. Your identity may likely intersect with your career choices, extracurricular interests, and future goals. The University Career Center is here to help you explore the role your identity may play in your job search and connect you to helpful resources. To suggest additional resources email

Job Search Websites and Resources

  • African American Hires — African American Hires offers the opportunity to learn about the world of work through the career stories of Black professionals. This resource contains lists of employers who indicate that they value diversity and inclusion in the workplace. These organizations have shown consistent outreach and dedication to recruiting and hiring from diverse groups.
  • Black Career Network — This resource posts job opportunities and career events happening throughout the year.
  • Black World Career Center — Search engine for thousands of jobs nationally and internationally, including a resume database, professional links, and information about business opportunities.
  • HBCUCareerCenter — Job listing and resources specifically for black students and graduates, from companies and organizations that recruit HBCU talent.
  • Black EOE Journal (A-Z Employer Directory)
  • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • Jopwell — This is a career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals. This startup also supports candidates in finding jobs and internships.
  • The Black Perspective | African-American Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment for Jobs — Aim to spread awareness of issues and opportunities concerning the African American community through news and by connecting them with employers who foster affirmative action and equal opportunity as part of their corporate policies.
  • Black Enterprise — Black Enterprise Magazine's online site.
  • National Urban League — Extensive site with many links and ideas; Joint career search option with Career Mosaic.
  • Black Career Women’s Network — National career development organization dedicated to fostering the professional growth of Black women.

Professional Associations and Organizations

Campus Resources

  • The Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center is a welcoming and supportive space that helps Black UO students harness the resources necessary to navigate their social, cultural, and academic experience. 
  • The UO Black Connect Directory was developed by the BCC at the request of faculty members, staff, and students. It is consolidated source of information on Black faculty members and staff and student organizations that can to contribute to your success while at the UO. Additionally, we've included places in the Eugene-Springfield area that will help you become more familiar with the local Black community.
  • UO Black Strategies Group supports the academic and professional development of African American faculty, staff, and students.
  • The Multicultural Center (MCC) promotes student leadership development and personal growth through community building and education. It is also home to more than 25 different MCC Student Unions, including the Black Student Union, African Student Association, and more.
  • The Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE) develops and implements programs and services that support and empower historically underrepresented and underserved populations. Check out their UO Diversity Scholarships!
  • Check out all the student clubs and organizations on campus that you can join! Many are identity/affinity-based, and if you don’t see something you like, you can always start your own!
  • The mission of the UOAA Black Alumni Network is to foster community by providing opportunities to build strong person and professional networks for Black alumni and students.