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Career Resources

Getting started:

If you have questions about what to major in, how to apply for internships, grad school, or the job search, make an appointment with your career counselor or drop in to talk to a Career Peer Mentor.


Additional Career Resources:

Career Mentor Network. A collection of Centre alumni (and other friends of the college) willing to provide career information and advice to current Centre students and alumni.

Accounting Resources and Organizations for Minorities. Advice and resources for minority accounting professionals.

Black Enterprise. Career advice and business advice for Black professionals as well as lists of top Black-owned enterprises.

Black EOE Journal. Diversity news for every industry.

Diversity Inc. Top companies for diversity since 2001.

Education Loan Finance. Scholarships for Black & African American Students.

Minority Students in STEM. Resources for Centre students majoring in the STEM fields.

Office for Civil Rights. Website hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that hosts information on and enforces one’s civil rights regarding a large index of topics.

Find Law: Race Discrimination. Provides and overview of how workplace race discrimination is legally defined.

Job Search and Networking Tools

Networking Tools:

Career Mentor Network. A collection of Centre alumni (and other friends of the college) willing to provide career information and advice to current Centre students and alumni.

100 Black Men of America, Inc. African-American-led mentoring organization.

UndocuBlack. A network fighting to create space for currently and formerly undocumented Black immigrants.

Women and Minorities in STEM. A list of professional organizations and advocacy programs that are paving new paths in the field of STEM.


Job Search Tools:

Handshake. Official job/internship search platform for Centre College.

Black Career Network. Provides that African-American community with a professional network, connecting members with employers who are serious about building a diverse workforce.

Black Girl 44 Scholarship. Private and independent initiative that awards three $1,500 scholarships to Black/African-American women college students who have earned a Washington, D.C. internship that relates to policy, community engagement, community service, advocacy, global relations or politics.

Black Enterprise Jobs. A job search portal through Black Enterprise, a business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans.

Diversity Employers. Connects professionals to jobs with employers committed to diversity.

Equal Opportunity Publications. Connects employers committed to hiring a diverse workforce with qualified job seekers in all career backgrounds.

Jopwell. A career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.

JPMorgan Chase Advancing Black Pathways (ABP) Fellowship Program. Six-week paid, full-time fellowship held during the summer for undergraduate sophomores in the fields of Asset & Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, Corporate Strategy & General Management, and Software Engineering.

POCIT. A platform connecting people of color with jobs in the tech industry.

Professional Diversity Network. Provides diverse communities with a trusted professional network, which pairs job seekers with employers who are serious about building a diverse workforce.

Teach for America Black Community Alliances. Places corps members in low-income public schools.

Young, Gifted, and Non-Dominant. A resource for college students of color who are looking for professional resources fellowships, programs, conferences, scholarships, and diversity-focused internships.


Resources for STEM students:

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Diversity Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates. 10-week summer program that provides undergraduates with a graduate-level, independent research project in the biomedical or public health field.

LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation). A consortium of colleges working together to create, enhance, and expand programs designed to broaden participation and increase the quality and quantity of students from underrepresented populations who receive degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.  Campus contact: Dr. Lenny Demoranville

Minority Students in STEM. Resources for Centre students majoring in the STEM fields.

National Science Foundation Summer Scholars Internship Program. 10-week summer internship program to expose students to relevant science and engineering policy, research, and education issues and programs.

Pathways to Science. Provides links to summer camps, research internships, REU programs, scholarships, fellowships, and postdoctoral positions in STEM fields.

STEM Opportunities for Women and Minorities. Provides information and advice about minorities in STEM.

Centre College Student Groups and Resources

Black STEM Coalition. Seeks to encourage Black students to pursue STEM majors, minors, and pre-professional degrees and to provide support to thrive in the STEM field.

Black Student Organization. Aims to promote solidarity for students who identify as Black, African-American and of the African Diaspora who attend or have attended Centre College.

M.A.G.I.C. Leadership and Mentoring Program. Reaffirms the potential with young black women ages 13-18 years old in the Danville-Boyle County area through positive identity development, leadership development, and through positive coping skills.

SistertoSister. Provides a support group for black women who are part of the Centre College student body and shares and educates the greater Centre Community on the perspectives of the black women on campus.

Professional Associations

American Association of Blacks in Energy

Association of African American Financial Advisors

Blacks in Government

Blacks in Technology

ColorComm: Business Community for Women of Color in the Communications Industry

National Association of Black Accountants

National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice

National Association for African Americans in Human Resources

National Association for Black Engineers

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

National Bar Association

National Black MBA Association

National Black Nurses Association

National Medical Association

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers

National Sales Network

National Society of Black Engineers

National Society of Black Physicists

Organization of Black Designers

Student National Medical Association

The Association of Black Psychologists