Last week, Temple hosted leaders from the National Urban League (NUL), an organization that supports diverse emerging leaders from Black, Latinx, AAPI and Indigenous communities through its Corporate Executive Exchange Program (BEEP ).
From workshops to networking fairs, BEEP is committed to providing career development that will allow underrepresented students to thrive. Founded in 1969, the program had been on hiatus since 2014, but resumed operations this year.
Temple was one of 10 universities nationwide selected to participate in the program, which comes with a $10,000 prize. The university already knows how to use the funding: supporting the technical training of students through Excel workshops. Other than that, the funds will be used for programs, partnerships with student organizations, and support for student professional development, according to Temple Now.
At the partnership kick-off event held on the Temple campus last week, students had the opportunity to network and get career advice from BEEP volunteers. Kendell Monk, Senior Director of BEEP, delivered a speech thanking Temple for participating in the program and looking forward to continuing the partnership in the future.
“Temple University is a natural fit as we relaunch this initiative and expand and reimagine the opportunity to support students,” he said.
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