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HBCU Student Workshops™

HBCU Student Workshops™ provides professional development guidance and coaching for HBCU First interns. Through student-led workshops, HBCU First interns share career- and networking-related best practices and tips. All HBCU First events are exclusively for HBCU First interns.


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Setting Up for Success

Join us for an HBCU Student Workshop session led by the People Team at HBCU First.

Taylor Davis is the People Team Lead at HBCU First.
Taylor, from the Atlanta metro area, is an honors chemical engineering student at North Carolina A&T State University.
• University Honors Program
• Cheatham-White (CW) Scholar — Social Engagement Chair (2021 - Present)
• Global Medical Brigades — Volunteering Chair (2021 - Present)
• 100 Collegiate Women — E-board Intern (2021 - Present)
• Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society — President (2021 - Present)
• UNCG & NCAT Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering — Undergraduate Researcher (Summer 2021)
• Procter & Gamble Standout Emerging Leader
• Chancellor’s List


Jonathan Chatman is the People Development Lead at HBCU First.
Jonathan, from the Raleigh, NC, is an honors chemical engineering student at North Carolina A&T State University.
• Mister Honors - University Honors Program
• Lewis & Elizabeth Dowdy Scholar -- Dowdy Liaisons Founder
• Office of Intercultural Engagement Ambassador
• UNCG and NCAT Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering - Undergraduate Student Researcher
• Chancellor's List


Kayla Seals is the People Quality Lead at HBCU First.
Kayla, from Dallas, TX, is an honors chemical engineering student at North Carolina A&T State University.
• University Honors Program
• PrIDE Scholar (Program for Innovation Driving Entrepreneurship in Engineering)
• American Institute of Chemical Engineers - Historian
• National Society of Black Engineers - Co-Membership Chair
• Deep South Aggies - Content Creator
• Chancellor’s List

HBCU First's mission is to increase college success + career access for Black youth.

Learn more about who we are and what we believe.