What is the Project?
The project is intended to explore the impact of intermediaries between Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), students and employers on job placements and provide evidence in support of the foundation’s investments in tools to improve student career outcomes.
Seniors graduate without a job offer
Recent black graduates are underemployed
Recent black graduates are unemployed
What is our solution?We provide students access to a self-awareness and career discovery application that helps them recognize their strengths, values, and interests to confidently approach their career goals.
The Whether and the Clarity assessment will be available for free for HBCU students to:
- Gain self-awareness of their motivations and values to prepare
- Connect their coursework to workplace skills
- Conduct more fruitful interactions with employers
- Identify workplace cultures that would promote their development
Students complete Clarity
Student gain self-awareness to articulate soft skills and values, and confidently approach employers.
Hiring teams complete Clarity for Teams
Employers capture baseline data to target their content to relevant students that qualify for their roles and match with their company culture.
Students and Employers connect on The Whether
Students discover relevant companies and their opportunities through shared values, desired soft skills, and culture preferences.
Research data is made public
Our team will broadly disseminate aggregate research data to our university and diverse organizations for collaboration and re-use.