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Career program launched to benefit graduating Black college students

J.D. Williams | OW Assistant Editor | 9/7/2017, midnight
A partnership has been announced between Merck, a global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and ...

A partnership has been announced between Merck, a global biopharmaceutical company known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, and HBCUConnect.com, the largest social network and career site targeting the students, faculty, and alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The partnership is designed to introduce graduating seniors (and graduate students) from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Merck’s Leadership Development Program. The Leadership Development Program is an entry-level program designed to act as a conduit for emerging talent to train for leadership positions of increasing responsibility and visibility within key divisions of Merck’s business.

“Merck is a great company with great opportunities. They just needed a channel to communicate these excellent opportunities to the many talented students emerging from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” said Will Moss, founder and CEO of HBCUConnect.com. “These are the types of opportunities that are especially important for us to communicate within the African American and HBCU community, because they are opportunities that transform into leadership positions within a global company!”

HBCUConnect.com will host a free webinar tomorrow for interested candidates and HBCU faculty and staff members interested in spreading the word.

Webinar Details:

Friday, Sept. 8 12 p.m.

Webinar Link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/223331381

Pre-Registration: www.hbcuconnect.com/merck

Merck originally sought HBCU students primarily graduating in December 2016 and in May 2017 as the program began this summer. However, recent graduates interested in learning more about the program are also encouraged to apply.

The Leadership Development Program is designed for candidates with the following majors:

  • Biology / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Biotechnology and Other Bio Sciences

  • Bio and Biomedical Engineering

  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Material Science and Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Supply Chain & Logistics Majors

Each candidate selected will launch an exciting career which will include a three-year opportunity to experience the core work necessary to manufacture and supply Merck’s products. A mentoring program is also provided to coach each new employee in their career and leadership development, as well as the opportunity to work and travel internationally.

For more information, details, and how to apply, please visit www.hbcuconnect.com/merck.