Industry experts train and recruit college students during United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Empower Me Tour

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) is providing FREE career readiness skills to Atlanta area college students during its National Alumni Summit and Leadership Conference Friday, Feb. 9. The UNCF Empower Me Tour is a free, traveling workshop that provides college students an opportunity to connect with employers and hone the skills necessary to navigate 21st century careers.

Founded by sponsor Wells Fargo, the EMT prepares students to take control of their futures by providing expert advice on resume writing, interview techniques, personal branding and financial wellness.

“We are excited to provide a platform for students to build connections with employers and mentors through the Empower Me Tour,” says Paulette Jackson, Vice President of Development for UNCF. “It’s the support from our sponsors —Target, Wells Fargo, P&G and FedEx–who make this work possible.”

Representatives from various companies will also recruit on-site. The three city tour, presented by Target, kicks off in Atlanta by welcoming students from UNCF-member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) including Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Interdenominational Theological Center and Spelman College. The EMT is also open to non-HBCU students.

“Wells Fargo is proud to continue work with UNCF to help widen the community-to-college pipeline by providing essential information, tools, and resources to prepare students for a successful transition from campus to their career,” said Gigi Dixon, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Wells Fargo. “It is important to Wells Fargo that we invest in our future leaders, and the Empower Me Tour is one of the key ways that we have done that for over ten years.”

The EMT is Friday, Feb. 9 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Street, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. The tour then travels to the Raleigh-Durham, NC  area (Feb. 20) and Birmingham, AL (Mar. 15). For more information, visit: www.EmpowerMeTour.org. Stay connected on social media @UNCF  #EmpowerMeTour.

About UNCF: UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country.  Learn more at www.UNCF.org, or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter, @UNCF and #EmpowerMeTour.

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