February 9, 2018
If you are looking to increase the racial diversity of your office, you may find yourself limited by the makeup of your community. One way to improve your outcome is to post your office job openings at majority or historically black colleges and universities that offer degrees in architecture, planning, environmental studies, landscape architecture, construction management or other programs related to the industry.
The New Jersey Institute of Technology right here in New Jersey has more than 50% of the student body identifying with non-white races. They offer first professional and masters degrees in architecture and construction management.
The Michael Graves College at Kean University, also in New Jersey, offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies and an M. Arch. They also indicate more than 50% of students identifying with non-white races.
Temple University is a school in nearby Philadelphia with a majority of students identifying as African American offering degrees in architecture.
While further afield, Hampton University, Florida A&M, Prairie View A&M, Howard University, Tuskegee University, Morgan State and University of the District of Columbia are all historically black colleges and universities and offer degrees in architecture.
Historical black universities Alamaba A&M, Jackson State University, Texas Southern University and North Carolina A&T offer programs in planning, landscape architecture, and environmental studies.
All of these schools have job posting opportunities through career or alumni services, or directly with the college or department. Good luck with the staff search!
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