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The CCD is committed to helping Black students find and make their place in the world. We stand with Black Americans in Houston and around the nation, and want to do our part in helping YOU figure out your next step(s) to take flight -- inside and outside the hedges. We’re here to listen and learn, and we look forward to connecting with you at a workshop, information session, or one-on-one appointment.

Career counselors are available by appointment to assist you with a wide array of career planning topics and any other professional questions you may have. For quick help, take advantage of our ‘no appointment needed’ policy with our same day drop-in service, available when class is in session. Our career counselors can help answer your questions with 10-15 minute long appointments from 12-1PM, Monday through Friday (first come, first served).

Below are some resources for Black students, alumni, and professionals. The CCD is committed to personal and professional growth, and would love your help in adding to this list. If you have an additional career resource, please reach out to us at ccd@rice.edu. We would love to hear from you.

Career Resources

  • Black Collegian – Career and job search site for African-American college students.
  • Black Equal EOE Journal – The Employment and Entrepreneur Magazine: connects students of color to employment and entrepreneurial opportunities that are geared toward the success of POC.
  • African American Career World – This online job board offers is user-friendly for both job seekers and employers.
  • Black Enterprise – Black Enterprise is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, Black Enterprise has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.
  • The Black Perspective – The Black Perspective is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in America's employment and education. We aim to spread awareness of issues and opportunities concerning the African-American community.
  • National Urban League – Jobs Network: Impacting and improving the lives of over 2 million people nationwide, the National Urban League looks to connect job seekers with employers who understand their mission and the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Diversity Employers – This database contains employers who have voiced their commitment to diversity and have programs to support POC, as well as a list of currently available jobs and internships.
  • Resources for Black Designers and Architects -- This list includes workshops, resources, panels, and educational material
  • Minorities in Media -- A digital network for creatives to network, find jobs, and explore career resources

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Top 21 African American Professional Groups -- Covering almost every career field, this list has great networking opportunities for industries you’re interested in
  • Houston Black Professionals -- This Houston group is facilitated by young Black professionals and entrepreneurs and meets regularly
  • Greater Houston Black Chamber-- this is a great resource to find Black-owned businesses and support the Black community in Houston.
  • Rice for Black Life -- A coalition of students, alumni
  • American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) -- The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensuring the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies, regulations, R&D technologies and environmental issues
  • NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination
  • National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) -- The National Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African-American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the US and via interaction with the African Diaspora
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) -- The National Society of Black Engineers’ mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible African-American engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community
  • National Association of Black Journalists -- 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 African-American journalists worldwide
  • Organization of Black Designers -- From interior to graphic design, this space to promote members through programs, continuing education, and professional opportunities

Additional Resources