Centering Black Voices in Career Readiness

Centering Black Voices in Career Readiness

This podcast episode was a forerunner to Maryland Made’s “Centering Black Voices in Career Readiness” in-person event on Feb. 21.

As a junior at Maryland last year, Myers introduced the idea of creating a program where Black student-athletes can learn from industry professionals while highlighting Black voices in career readiness to then-Program Director of Student-Athlete Career Development Tim Bryson.

The Maryland Made event returned to Gossett Hall for the second year in 2023.

This program was open to all members of the Maryland community, including students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Attendees registered prior to the event and submitted questions for the panelists through an RSVP form.

The event was moderated by Myers in a discussion panel format and included moments for audience engagement.

Within the first 30 minutes of the event, panelists provided experience and knowledge about being minorities in corporate America. During the program’s second half, Myers facilitated an open Q&A session with panelists and attendees, mainly based on questions submitted by audience members. 

The central focus of the program included highlighting Black individuals who hold high positions in corporate spaces and how Black student-athletes can work their way up to larger leadership roles.

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