For current college students seeking career advice, the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) provides students of color assistance connecting the dots post-graduation.The UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Empower Me Tour (EMT) is a free college-and-career-readiness opportunity that will kick off its spring 2021 virtual tour on March 26. The UNCF EMT was created 13 years ago by founding sponsor Wells Fargo to inspire students to take control of their futures by pursuing a four-year college degree and graduating with an education that prepares them for robust life engagement and successful careers.
The kick-off event on March 26, from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (ET), will welcome students from both UNCF-supported historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as well as all other accredited colleges in the United States. Because the event is virtual, students from all over the country will have the opportunity to log in and participate.
“EMT is a wonderful program that WellsFargo is tremendously proud to sponsor,” said Sharon Murphy, executive vice president and CIO for the Chief Operating Office at WellsFargo and a UNCF national board member.“Over the past 13 years, Wells Fargo employees across the country have supported thousands of deserving students. Our company’s leaders and recruiting team look forward to hosting students in our virtual booth and providing resources to help each of them define and pursue their career goals.”
“UNCF is grateful for Wells Fargo’s long-standing investment in better futures for African American students,” said UNCF President and CEO Michael L. Lomax. The UNCF Empower Me Tour has the potential to transform the lives of students by equipping them with the skills needed to become leaders in college and beyond, and all of our generous sponsors affirm our motto that a mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in.”
College students attending EMT events will receive expert tips on job interviews and personal finances in addition to empowerment and personal branding advice. They will also have the opportunity to interview virtually during the event with select companies for internships or first-year job placements.
The UNCF EMT, which is also sponsored by FedEx, P&G, Disney, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America has offered more than 25 million in scholarships and impacted thousands of students since its inception.
For more information on the UNCF Empower Me Tour and to register for free, visitwww.EmpowerMeTour.org.