About HBCU 20x20

HBCU 20x20 is the world’s largest network of HBCU job seekers.

Welcome to HBCU 20x20, the largest network of HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) job seekers. Founded on September 11, 2017, HBCU 20x20 is a national diversity and inclusion company that effectively prepares and connects Black college students and graduates to quality job and internship opportunities, while working with over 200 companies, looking for support to improve their diversity recruitment and retention strategies.

Simply put – we help underrepresented talent get connected to companies looking to build and develop a diverse talent pipeline.

We are intentional about creating strategic relationships with companies and organizations who share our same commitment to diversity and inclusion and are serious about making changes within the workforce.

HBCU 20x20 is composed of a Job Board, impressive resume books (our partners say it), host summits and networking events, provide consultation, and focuses on professional development through our mock interview and resume review programs.

We thank you in advance and look forward to changing the world with you soon.

So, What is An HBCU?

HBCUs are a source of accomplishment and great pride for the African American community as well as the entire nation. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: “…any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary [of Education] to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.” HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. These institutions train young people who go on to serve domestically and internationally in the professions as entrepreneurs and in the public and private sectors.

Our Founder

Nicole Tinson, HBCU 20x20 Founder

Nicole Tinson

The Founder and CEO of HBCU 20x20 is Nicole Tinson, who is a Dillard (HBCU) and Yale University (Ivy League) alumna. Her experiences informed her about the importance of disrupting the current status quo of recruiting and providing unique and innovative ways for companies to engage with Black talent at HBCUs and beyond in the 21st Century. As an HBCU, Diversity and Inclusion, and Civil Rights advocate, she has learned to transform her pain into power and has made it her life’s work to empower others along the way. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and has been recognized by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, HBCU Buzz’s, and many more.