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Continue The Legacy: HP Inc. Builds Partnerships With HBCUs To Cultivate The Next Generation Of Black Talent

HBCUs have collectively compiled a broad history that represents the level of excellence the schools produce. With notable alumni like Kamala Harris, Spike Lee, Wanda Sykes, Wale, Toni Morrison and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., there’s no doubt about the cultural and cross-industry impacts HBCU students have made on the world. HP is supporting the next generation of Black talent by providing opportunities for current HBCU students through intentional programming. AfroTech had the chance to sit with two Delaware State University graduates, Yazmin Harris and Brendon Li-A-Ping, to learn how HP’s HBCU initiatives benefited them. Kickstart Tech Careers Yazmin Harris is a recent graduate who interned at HP before becoming a product manager — a role that allows her to explore her passions for marketing and innovation. Fellow Delaware State alumnus Brendon Li-A-Ping is a May 2020 graduate who’s now a print financial analyst with HP. Both Harris and Li-A-Ping entered the HP universe through...

Jun 17, 2022

Genius and HP Partner to Give Producers Opportunity to Make Hits With New Soundboard

Since its inception in 2009, Genius has grown from a digital platform that solely interprets songs lyrics to a dominating entity in music media . Now, the company, which produces content about music construction , is launching sound creation software to help facilitate artful collaborations. On Monday (July 20), Genius announced “Genius Home Studio,” a multi-part program in partnership with HP that allows artists to create an original song using the Genuis Home Studio soundboard pre-loaded with beat packs. “Genius Home Studio celebrates the special community that forms around the creation of a song. Artists have always found ways to create and collaborate using whatever tools at their disposal, and that spirit of ingenuity is especially poignant today,” said Michael Heal , Genius’s Head of Branded Content. “We’re excited to team up with HP and give fans a look inside what that creative process looks like right now.” The news kicks off a competition, where contestants can win an HP...

Jul 21, 2020

HP to Launch New Virtual Development Experience Targeting HBCU Students

Class of 2020 graduates have found themselves in a peculiar time navigating our new normal. From canceled graduations and proms to adjusting to remote learning online, students are at a great disadvantage during this time. Many graduates are faced with the reality of an uncertain economy with a scarcity of internships and job opportunities. According to a new report published by Glassdoor, 1 in 2 U.S. internship openings on Glassdoor have been closed since the coronavirus crisis began resulting in over four million jobs being lost. To assist students and graduates during this transition period, HP announced that it plans to launch a new virtual development experience targeting HBCU students, Black Enterprise reports. HP Summer Scholars , a free virtual development series to help university students with business and professional skills, will launch this summer and run from June 15–July 24. The program plans to help students with the following: Learn how a global business operates...

May 29, 2020