Underrepresented students of color

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You are not alone.

At Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, we have a collection of resources, student organizations, scholarships, mentoring programs, and more to make your time at Carey and after successful and meaningful. The Carey community is a diverse group of individuals from all backgrounds, and we are here to personally and professionally support every student of color.

Leading a Diverse Society

The Leading Diverse Society initiative increases the pipeline and supports our part-time, underrepresented minority students. In addition to scholarship opportunities and special programming, the Leading a Diverse Society initiative mentor program creates connections between under-represented minority students and alumni. The initiative is supported by Carey alumni, donors, and corporate partners including Verizon.

Learn more about our Leading a Diverse Society program

Alumni feature: Olu Akinrimisi

Student organizations

Student organizations are your chance to network with classmates from across all of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School programs, put your skills to the test with case competitions and conferences, and make friends along the way.

Africa Business Club

The Africa Business Club increases awareness of the business opportunities on the African continent. Organization activities are professional, educational, and social in nature and open to all members of Carey Business School.  Annual event: Africa Business ConferenceContact: Carey_sorgABC@jhu.edu 

Black Graduate Student Association

The Black Graduate Student Association is an academic and professional affinity-based organization whose goal is to expand and promote resources that elevate the Black student experience at Carey. This includes but is not limited to psychologically safe spaces, academic support, membership in professional organizations, and more. Contact: Carey_StudentOrg@jhu.edu

Indian Student Association

The Indian Student Association aims to support the needs of Indian students across various programs at Carey. This is a student-centered organization focused on career support and navigating US business culture for Indian students. Contact: Carey_StudentOrg@jhu.edu

Latinx/Hispanic Graduate Student Association

This organization aims to provide networking opportunities for Latinx/Hispanic students through different professional development activities, professional organizations, agencies and conferences that serve Latinx/Hispanic students. The goal is to create a space where individuals can grow professionally and socially in a safe, encouraging, inclusive environment for those who identify as Latinx or Hispanic. Contact: Carey_StudentOrg@jhu.edu

Explore all of our student organizations 

Scholarship: Multicultural Student Recruitment Fund

This fund provides scholarships for underrepresented minority students at Carey. Award amounts vary.

Summer Business Academy

The Summer Business Academy selects rising college juniors and seniors for a weeklong immersive experience including a case competition, a field trip/service experience, and discussions and exercises with Carey alumni and faculty. The Academy is specially built to connect with students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and help them explore how a business education might accelerate their career.

Michael Weaver was an inaugural academy scholar in 2019 when he was a rising senior at Howard University majoring in business finance. [The experience] “has definitely exceeded my expectations” he said. “Coming in as one of the first cohort members, to have this experience, I believe I’ve gained a lot more than I expected. Between the case studies, the speakers, it has really allowed us to walk away from this experience feeling like we’re more inclined to develop who we are, not just as individuals, but how we can make changes in the workplace and go from here.”


HBCU Partnerships

Carey actively partners with historically black colleges and universities to develop a pipeline of diverse students for our MBA and specialized masters programs. HBCU relationships include Alabama A&M, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Hampden University, Lincoln University, Morgan State University, and University of the District of Columbia.

Black Alumni Network

The Black Alumni Network is a community and resource for the growth and advancement of students and graduates who identify as black. The alumni network maintains a cohort of active alumni, provides networking opportunities for alumni, creates new opportunities for graduates, enhances the student experience and fosters student growth, recruits prospective students, and serves communities of color.

If you are interested in joining the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Black Alumni Network, contact carey.alumni@jhu.edu or request to join the LinkedIn group.

First-generation students

The Johns Hopkins University First-Generation, Limited-Income Network aims to create community and cultivate a sense of belonging, inclusion, engagement, and resilience among first-generation students, faculty, staff, alumni, and allies.


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Roger Williams

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Community and Corporate Partnerships
Student Resources
Office of Student Affairs
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Office: 410.234.9277

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