Students from eight historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been selected for the launch of the FedEx-HBCU Student Ambassador Program.
The program is designed as a continuing commitment to help prepare HBCU students to be future leaders with opportunities to learn about the FedEx enterprise from executives.
Students will have the chance to build leadership and career-ready skills and participate in unique experiences, while also helping expand the company’s pipeline for diverse talent.
Participants were selected from the following HBCUs:
- Jackson State University (Jackson, Miss.)
- Tennessee State University (Nashville)
- LeMoyne-Owen College (Memphis
- Mississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, Miss.)
- Lane College (Jackson, Tenn.)
- Paul Quinn College (Dallas, TX.)
- Miles College (Fairfield, Ala.)
- Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, N.C.)
The program will officially kick off in March with the first cohort of students, who will participate in virtual and hybrid meetings. The intent is to introduce a new cohort each year to align with the five-year commitment to HBCUs that FedEx announced last year.
Students were selected based on their career interests in various areas, including e-commerce, sustainability, IT/tech, logistics, marketing communications, sales, data/analytics, operations, and more.
“The FedEx-HBCU Student Ambassador program will continue to strengthen our important relationships with HBCUs across the country,” said Judy Edge, corporate vice president of human resources at FedEx.
“We’re preparing tomorrow’s leaders, and the students we reach through this program will gain valuable practical experience that will help prepare them to enter the workforce. It will also help us to continue to bring diverse talent into our pipeline at FedEx.”
FedEx leaders, school presidents, and student program participants participated in a special ceremonial presentation during the ringing of The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 1 commemorating the launch of the program and a nationwide celebration of Black History.
To learn more about FedEx support of HBCUs, visit www.fedexcares.com.