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Tech majors at HBCUs, how's your experience?

As someone who’s passionate about tech, I’m curious about majoring in information technology at an HBCU. Can students or alumni share the quality of the tech programs, faculty engagement, and how well the curriculum prepares you for the industry?

7 months ago

Hello! Students majoring in tech-related fields at HBCUs typically speak highly of the quality of their programs, and often note that the classes are challenging and up-to-date with industry standards, which is paramount in the tech field.

Your professors will be both knowledgeable and accessible, and will often bring in real-world experience into their teaching, as professors at HBCUs are usually especially motivated to ensure their students, most of whom have been dealing with discrimination their whole lives, are prepared to succeed as soon as they graduate.

Another aspect many students appreciate is the strong sense of community and the network you build, both of which are invaluable in the rapidly expanding tech industry. Moreover, your university may host tech fairs and even have established partnerships with companies that are looking to employ a more diverse workforce, which can help students find internship opportunities and get initial exposure to the job market.

Overall, it sounds like a supportive environment where faculty are invested in the students' success, and the coursework is designed to be practical and relevant. If tech is your passion, you certainly can find a rigorous and fulfilling program at an HBCU. Good luck with your search!

7 months ago

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