Next-Gen Business Partnership

A nationwide initiative to develop the next generation of diverse business leaders

U.S. Chamber NextGen Business Partnership

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is partnering with historically black colleges and universities and minority serving institutions to promote diversity at all levels of business. The Next-Gen Business Partnership exposes minority students to new career opportunities; promotes entrepreneurship; and encourages knowledge sharing among academics, business leaders, and trade associations.

The partnership includes four core programs:

 

Next-Gen Scholars: U.S. Chamber provides competitive internship opportunities for university students to serve in departments across the organization based on their interests and academic majors.

Executive Speaker Series: U.S. Chamber executives address university students and faculty on important issues ranging from public policy and government to management and leadership.

Faculty and Administration Research: U.S. Chamber provides executive level education opportunities to university faculty based on their area of academic focus.

Entrepreneurship Development: U.S. Chamber convenes entrepreneurial leaders to develop a national strategy that will support entrepreneurship in diverse communities.


 

What Participants Are Saying


“My internship at the Chamber taught me that business and politics must work together, and I need to be well versed in both.”

– Kerimal Guerrero, Howard Student & Chamber Scholar


“Diversity is bringing everyone in so that when we can share ideas and become the best and brightest version of yourself.”

– Christian Hemans, Howard Student & Chamber Scholar


“Howard’s partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce creates a uniquely tailored opportunity for our scholars to interact with the world’s largest business organization and gain real-world experience working with professionals in the areas of public policy, entrepreneurship, and advocacy.”

– Wayne A. I. Frederick, President, Howard University


 


“AGA represents a thriving entertainment, hospitality, and technology industry which relies on a strong pipeline of talent to grow. Giving students a peek behind the curtain of the U.S. casino industry and all its sophistication really opened up a lot of minds about who we are and what we do. We are excited to be part of this tremendous program.”

– Sara Slane, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, American Gaming Association


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