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The number one dating and lifestyle for the Black community, BLK, proudly unveils their latest endeavor: The BLK MBA (Master of Black Affection) Program. This new program works to support and empower recent HBCU graduates. Read more about this exciting effort inside.

What’s The BLK MBA Program

The BLK MBA Program was created to support recent graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) facing post-graduation employment challenges. This innovative initiative aims to redefine both professional and dating dynamics, while providing financial support to young job-seekers.

At its core, the BLK MBA Program creates an opportunity for recent HBCU graduates to navigate the journey from academia to the workforce. Despite improving graduation rates, systemic and cultural obstacles often obstruct the path to employment for Black graduates.

Why There’s A Need For Change

Statistics prove that African-Americans with college degrees are twice as likely to be unemployed as other graduates, with 12.4 percent of Black college graduates being unemployed. This rate is significantly higher than the 5.6 percent average for all college graduates. BLK recognizes the need for solutions to fix this gap.

BLK Has A Resolution 

The purpose driven initiative is designed to resolve the problem amongst the HBCU post graduate community.Though it’s called the BLK MBA Program, it isn’t your traditional program. There will be no coursework or thesis statements. Instead, BLK will select three outstanding graduates from HBCUs, inviting them to embark on a summer of growth and discovery.

These participants will immerse themselves in the vibrant BLK community, exploring networking and connections on the app. Along the way, they’ll share feedback to make the user experience even better, working alongside the brand to gain a deeper understanding of how Black Gen-Z post-graduate students approach dating, networking, and creating connections. Each participant will be awarded a stipend to support them during their journey.

“Our commitment to the Black community transcends the realms of just dating,” says Jonathan Kirkland, Head of Marketing at BLK. “The BLK MBA Program showcases our dedication to creating opportunities for professional growth and personal development for recent HBCU graduates. Through this initiative, we hope not only to address the employment challenges faced by Black graduates but also to enrich our platform with diverse perspectives and experiences.”

How To Apply

The application process for the BLK MBA Program opens this month, inviting recent HBCU graduates to apply. Applicants will be required to submit their resumes and a personal statement that showcases both their desire and need to be a part of the program. A panel of judges, comprised of BLK brand team members and Black leaders from the BLK Advocacy Council, will evaluate applications to select three participants based on academic achievements, personal statements, and potential contributions.

What’s In It For The Grad

Selected participants will embark on a transformative journey throughout the summer, immersing themselves in the vibrant BLK community to hone their networking skills and forge meaningful connections with other Black singles, recent graduates, young professionals, and Black business leaders. Participants will proactively network, arrange meetings, and go on dates with the goal of fostering relationships that could lead to meaningful relationships and valuable job opportunities. As they navigate the digital dating landscape, participants will not only shape the future of dating experiences for Black Gen-Z individuals but also gain invaluable insights into effective networking strategies.

More Updates

Check out more information about the BLK MBA Program and apply on their website here.  Be sure to stay tuned for updates and announcements on their website and in the app.