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While there have been great strides made in increasing workplace diversity, many industries are still fairly homogeneous. For example, just 7 percent of the high-tech U.S. workforce is Black and more than 80 percent of lawyers are white.

Diverse companies have been shown to be more productive and more innovative than their less diverse counterparts, yet many businesses have trouble attracting top talent that represent a range of ethnicities, races, religions, genders, and sexual orientation.

We created RecDiv as the country’s first online job board that connects employers with students and alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

HBCUs are historical institutions that were established during times of legal segregation for the purpose of educating Black Americans. HBCUs outperform non-HBCU peer institutions in graduating successful Black professionals in a number of fields including science, technology, and engineering. Studies also show that Black HBCU graduates are better prepared for life after college and are more engaged at work than their non-HBCU counterparts.

RecDiv allows HBCU students and alumni to create a free account, browse available jobs and internships, and apply for open positions. Job posts can be filtered according to the student’s experience and preferences. Likewise, employers can create an account to list openings and receive applications from qualified candidates.

To create an account or learn more, follow this link.

RecDiv is the first online job and internship board that connects employers with candidates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.