FCBE Career Fellows Program

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Fogelman College of Business & Economics (FCBE), the Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, and Bank of America have partnered to create the inaugural FCBE Career Fellows Program. This program is designed to engage, educate and effectively prepare Black-African American business students for professional success. This partnership is a demonstration of Bank of America’s commitment to driving opportunities for people and communities of color.


Acceptance into this two-year cohort will offer FCBE students:

  • One-on-one professional development training through the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center.
  • Exclusive mentorship opportunities with Fortune 500 corporate partners
  • Professional experience and coaching to help students compete for summer internships and full-time job placements upon completion of academic degree program.

In addition to these invaluable real-world connections, our FCBE Career Fellows will also receive:

  • A new, state-of-the-art laptop
  • $500 professional attire allowance
  • $500 textbook allowance.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time FCBE major (Accounting, Business Information & Technology, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing & Supply Chain Management)
  • Rising junior business student OR two-year Southwest Community College transfer student who is completing their business degree at UofM
  • Black-African American student
  • GPA 3.0+
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and/or
  • 20+ volunteer hours of philanthropic service.

Application supplemental materials:

  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose (250-500 words) demonstrating any leadership roles you have held, your commitment to philanthropic endeavors
  • and/or why you believe participation in this program will positively benefit you, both personally and professionally.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (It is preferred that only one reference is from a UofM professor/employee. The second reference should be from someone in the community.)


For information on how to apply and dates for the next application cycle, please email FCBECareerFellows@memphis.edu.


Meet your 2023 Inaugural Career Fellows Cohort:

Isaiah Capps

Chanise Thompson

Ashanti Crowder

Aaron Wallace