A Career and Professional Development Resource Guide for Black Americans

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Professional Development Resource Guide for Black Americans

Ashford University supports excellence in our students. To further this effort, we are sharing some important resources for Black Americans seeking advancement and opportunity in the workplace. From interesting articles and job boards to associations and magazines, the following are recommendations that will help you on your journey.

Professional Development

Whether you already have your dream job or you’re pursuing a degree so you can get that position, professional development is always important. A number of organizations have created resources to help you along the way. Black Careers Network is an online development network with a specialized job board. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People offers a job board and career resources targeted for Black Americans. Monster.com has compiled a list of diverse professional organizations dedicated to helping Black Americans enter the economic and social mainstream. The National Urban League is the oldest organization dedicated to helping Black Americans enter the economic and social mainstream. Finally, Black Enterprise is an online publication, job board, and video resource for Black Americans.

Job Search

Finding a job isn’t always easy, but we have identified a few resources that should make finding your perfect career more manageable. Blackjobs.com is a free job board that promotes well-paying opportunities for Black Americans. National Black MBA Association hosts job listings for visionary black leaders. Jopwell.com hosts a job board for Black, LatinX, and Native American professionals.

Career Advice and Workplace Culture 

Read these articles, share them with friends and family, and bookmark these important career advice and workplace culture sites. 

  1. 4 Tips for When You're the Only Person of Color in Your Office, (from Muse)
  2. Working in Tech: Advice from Black Women to Black Women (from freecodecamp.org)
  3. Can A Company Tell Employees How To Wear Their Hair? (from Forbes)
  4. Black Employment and Entrepreneurship Journal, a leading career magazine
  5. Jopwell on LinkedIn is a resource for Black, Latinx, and Native America professionals

For more information, contact Career and Alumni Services at 866.711.1700, ext. 20057 or email [email protected]

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Written by Ashford University staff


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