WASHINGTON – On August 24th, Howard University hosted CorpComm 2023, Corporate Community Day on the Yard. CorpComm is an annual event hosted at the beginning of the school year as a catalyst for students considering their professional journey and their community service engagement.
Students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from PepsiCo, Inc., Habitat for Humanity, Peace for DC, and many more. Created to highlight the power of partnerships and expose our students to over 50 corporate and community partners, this event engages the entire campus community to showcase the wide range of opportunities a Howard education provides.
“This event helped me see that there are many avenues of opportunity to put yourself out there. It made it easier for me and helped me see how much the University wants to help its students pursue success in our careers,” said Kiara Walter, a sophomore psychology major.
The Yard was full of energy with the WHUR radio station providing the music throughout the event. Students enjoyed refreshments and swag bags as they learned about the many opportunities to participate in summer internship programs at companies around the country.
“We just started working closely with HU last year. We find that the students at Howard have the skills, resilience, and charisma that we’re looking for in our industry. We’re looking to build a pipeline of the next generation of strong, Black students,” said Eboni Lesesne, vice president of campus recruitment, diversity & inclusion at BNY Mellon. “Our partnership started through our BOLD initiative. It’s a partnership we have with one of our investment management firms, Dreyfuss. Through that partnership, we’re able to donate money through the GRACE Grant. Not only are we doing good for the school and for students who need those funds to continue on with their education, but it’s also helping us to get the next level of talent into our organization.”
“CorpComm was designed to welcome students back to campus and stimulate their thoughts on their career trajectory and their dedication to service," said Allison Bryant, chief of staff and vice president of corporate relations. "We selected partners who see the true investment in Howard University and the amazing programs, potential, and people that we have on campus.”
About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced two Schwarzman Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American PhD. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu