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We offer a variety of resources and tools specifically for students of AHANA (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, or Native American) heritage. We want to help you prepare to be career ready and acknowledge the background and story that has shaped your career goals.

If you identify as AHANA, you may also encounter unique challenges in the workplace, such as not seeing people that look like you in leadership positions, finding a lack of understanding of your cultural background, or facing racial or cultural stereotypes. Because these issues may occur in the workplace, we encourage you to research the companies for which you would like to work and evaluate their commitment to diversity and inclusion. There are many companies that have expressed a commitment to diversity and value the unique perspective that you would offer to your internship or job. Your multicultural experience is an empowering differentiator to prospective employers

We hope the resources provided below will help you find a career path that celebrates your heritage.
 


 

Jabril Robinson


Contact Us

If you have specific career related questions, can’t find what you’re looking for, or just want to meet someone face to face, please contact Jabril Robinson, our Assistant Director of Career Exploration and Diversity Initiatives, at jabril.robinson@bc.edu.

 


 

Color Blind or Color Brave?

This TED talk by Mellody Hobson discusses the importance of having discussions around race. Hobson says, it's a "conversational third rail," but that's exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race —particularly about diversity in hiring—makes for “better businesses and a better society.”
 

 


 

Career Resources for AHANA Students

There are a variety of diversity resources and opportunities that will help you in your career search. We have listed nine different career clusters below that have information on internships, diversity summit programs, scholarships/fellowships, and job opportunities specifically geared towards AHANA students.

We also have included a list of BC resources and organizations that AHANA students can contact. Please visit our office if you have any questions about the opportunities listed below.


Industry-Specific Opportunities
  • McKinsey & Company Sophomore Diversity Leaders Internship
    A 10 week program for Black, African American, Hispanic, Latino, and/or Native American Sophomores interested in learning more about consulting.  Students who complete the program successfully can also be hired next summer as Summer Business Analysts.
  • Boston Consulting Group Future Leaders Internship Program
    A 10 week program for sophomores of Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latino descent. At the end of the internship, can be hired for a full-time internship next summer. Also provides a mentorship, training, and development program.
  • Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence
    Awarded to students who embody our Business Principles, which are fundamental to our long-term success and set the standard for everything we do. Upon starting their summer internship, SFE recipients will receive up to $15,000 toward tuition and academic expenses. Candidates are encouraged to submit the Scholarship for Excellence application along with their internship application, as decisions will be made on an ongoing basis (subject to the status of the internship application).
  • Target Diversity Leadership Symposium
    A three day leadership symposium about diversity and inclusion in the retail industry. Those selected to attend the symposium will be guaranteed an interview for a summer internship.
  • BRAG Retail and Related Fields Program
    This opportunity is an internship and professional development program for students of color interested in retail and related fields.  
  • MIT Summer Research Program
    For students interested in graduate study and research. Underrepresented minorities and underserved (e.g. low socio-economic background, first generation) students are strongly encouraged to apply. Students interested in research enterprise in engineering, architecture, management, science, and humanities are encouraged to apply.
  • William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
    Internship opportunity for students of color at the undergraduate and graduate level who are interested in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector.
  • McNair Scholars Program
    Program to help students from underrepresented backgrounds pursue doctoral degrees and careers in research and academia. Students who are  Boston College undergraduates who are both low-income and first-generation college participants and/or under-represented are encouraged to apply.
  • Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Diversity Internship
    Internship opportunity for college juniors and seniors who are interested in learning more about the human rights field.
  • EY Launch Internship
    For underrepresented groups in the profession and are accounting and/or related business majors who are two or more years from final graduation. Please contact the Career Center for more information on applying for this opportunity.
  • Deloitte Pioneer Internship Program
    Freshmen interested in accounting, technology, or a related field. Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Deloitte Discovery Internship
    Rotational program for sophomores to work in different business sectors at Deloitte, including audit & Assurance, Risk and Financial Advisory, or Tax. Black or African-American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or two or more races are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Congressional Black Caucus
    Internship opportunity for students interested in working for congress
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus
    Internship opportunity for students interested in working for congress
  • Rangel Fellowship
    Graduate school scholarship for students interested in working for the state department
  • SEO Law Fellowship Program
    The SEO Law Fellowship Program offers scholarships, academic preparation, career development training and internship opportunities to talented, underrepresented incoming law students. Fellows spend two weeks in New York City receiving hands-on training from legal practitioners and academic instruction from law school professors, before embarking on an 8-week paid internship at a top corporate law firm - all before starting law school.
  • MIT Summer Research Program
    For students interested in graduate study and research. Underrepresented minorities and underserved (e.g. low socio-economic background, first generation) students are strongly encouraged to apply. Students interested in research enterprise in engineering, architecture, management, science, and humanities are encouraged to apply.
  • Microsoft Explore Microsoft Program
    For freshmen and sophomores interests in computer science. They are encouraging students from Native-Americans, African-Americans, and Hispanics backgrounds to apply.
  • Oracle Corporate Scholars Internship
    For African American students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Business, Marketing, or Human Resources.
  • Hack.Diversity Internship
    For Black and Latino computer science and engineering students. Students will receive career and interview coaching before being matched into paid internships where they will be connected with mentors to explore the tech field.
  • Google BOLD 
    Seniors interested in the technology field and working at Google after they graduate are encouraged to apply for this paid internship. 
 
Organizations on Campus

Take a look at some of the AHANA organizations on campus listed below. Joining campus organizations is a great way to connect with your peers and expose you to leadership and professional development opportunities. For additional AHANA resources please visit Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center.