UNCF Student Professional Development Programs (SPDP) Early Talent Opportunity Days

About The Event

The UNCF Early Talent Opportunity Days (ETOD) is a two-day virtual career and internship fair providing college students with the opportunity to hear directly from and interact with premier companies across multiple industries and UNCF staff about internships and full-time job opportunities, as well as gain insight into their interview and selection process.

  • Live 30-minute information sessions presented by companies within education, sales and manufacturing, retail and technology, financial services, transportation, and software
  • Interactive virtual booths with access to company recruiters via video and text chat
  • Resume sharing
  • Resume review and mock interview appointments
  • Application accesstwo

Get direct access to recruiters for over 200+ internship positions.

Information Sessions
Interactive Virtual booths
Resume Sharing
Resume Review Appointments
Application Access


Run of show

Speaker: Brittany/Carly

10:00 AM -10:15 AM

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Speaker: Shelby Anderson

10:30 AM -11:00 AM

11:00 AM -11:05 AM

Speaker: Lindsay Harris

11:05 AM – 11:35 AM

11:35 AM – 11:40 AM

Speaker: Brandon Jordan

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM

12:10 PM – 12:15 PM

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

1:15 PM – 1:20 PM

Speaker: Johana Duarte

1:20 PM – 1:50 PM

1:50 PM – 1:55 PM

Speaker: Aaron Hawk

1:55 PM – 2:25 PM

2:25 PM – 2:30 PM

Speaker: Brittany/Carly

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM



Interact with companies across multiple industries about internships and full-time job opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Committed to eliminating barriers to college access and completion for minority students, UNCF Student Professional Development Programs (SPDP) offers a host of programs and initiatives that aim to increase the number and success of minority college graduates.

The goals of these programs include:

  • Preparing students to navigate from college to early-stage careers
  • Exposing students to industry-sector career opportunities through summer and semester training opportunities at selected organizations
  • Reducing financial barriers to undergraduate degrees and early career advancement
  • Helping industry sectors build a diverse workforce by helping to identify and prepare high-achieving, well-qualified diverse college student candidates

Coaching For Success

UNCF offers career readiness and coaching to more than 100 minority students who participate in UNCF-sponsored student professional development programs. These programs are structured to provide paid summer and semester internships to expose students attending UNCF-member institutions and other colleges and universities to career paths and opportunities.

Students receive one-on-one career coaching and access to relevant career-readiness and leadership development resources and curriculum that help them:

  • Enhance critical thinking skills
  • Develop stronger project management abilities
  • Improve verbal and written communication
  • Sharpen workplace productivity
  • Hone quality workplace readiness and etiquette
  • Gain a greater understanding of their leadership style
  • Improve networking skills and interviewing techniques

In addition to our 8 partner programs, scholars interested in securing an internship for the 2023-2024 school year or summer 2024 are invited to attend. Please see the list of participating companies/programs below:

  • American Express
  • BD
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • UNCF K-12 Education Fellowship Program
All applications can be found inside the booths of the participating companies as well as on the UNCF website: Please note if a company has not opened their application yet, please fill out the UNCF Early Talent General Application Form.
Yes, all presentations will be available for viewing on the platform for 30 days after the event. Access to the platform is only available to those who register to attend.

Please note that all virtual booths and appointments have a chat feature for you to ask questions and interact with company recruiters. While chatting with company representatives, you may be requested to chat via video call. As these activities require your on-camera presence, we request that you dress in business casual attire.

Business Casual Attire Examples:

  • Men:
    • Conservative sports coat in a dark color (no prints or plaids)
    • Pressed khakis are appropriate
    • Long-sleeved shirts are more professional than short-sleeves – even in business casual settings.
  • Women:
    • A blazer with blouse and pants.
    • A sweater set with dress pants may also be appropriate. For women, khaki pants are generally too casual. It’s best to wear black, navy, grey, or brown.

Please visit the Early Talent Opportunity Days landing page at  and login using your provided log-in credentials.

Yes! During the Early Talent Opportunity Days, there will be three primary ways to network:
  • Virtual Booths
  • 1-on-1 Appointments
  • Roundtable Meetings

Social Media: Connect with our social media platforms and share with your network that you will be attending the UNCF Early Talent Opportunity Days by sharing the flyer attached below or any other screenshots/photobooth photos you gather throughout the day. Don’t forget to use our event hashtags: #UNCFEarlyTalentOpportunityDays #UNCFETOD and tag @uncfspdp & @uncf (Instagram) and UNCF Student Professional Development Programs (LinkedIn).

Yes! The Early Talent Opportunity Days are offering resume review. Once you register and receive access to the virtual platform, you can schedule a time to meet with one of our UNCF Staff volunteers to get feedback on your resume.

Also, Please review the following documents to help aid in developing a strong resume. After reviewing the documents, feel free to watch this Resume 101 session to help fine tune your resume and hear answers to common resume questions:

For any additional questions, please contact Thank you!

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