Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program (HBCU)


Started in 2011, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) program is led by a partnership between EMC's Black Employee Affinity Group (BEAG) and EMC University Relations. It was initiated to support the establishment of relationships with key HBCUs that are on par with the relationships that EMC has with its top-tiered schools. The HBCU program encourages engagements that develop the schools, curriculum, and their students. It also oversees the summer internship program for all black interns at EMC.


Industry and Academic Partnerships

  • Advancing Minorities Interest in Engineering (AMIE) – Assists in providing support programs to advance minorities in engineering and attain a truly diverse workforce for companies
  • Engineering and Technology Board Membership – Helps to provide input on the proper strategic direction for HBCU technology schools
  • School of Business Partnership Programs – Supports comprehensive retention and development programs that influence and develop the schools of business student body through coaching and business case competitions
  • EMC Information Storage and Management (ISM) – Offers an elective course at partnered HBCU schools


We understand the importance of attracting, developing, and retaining the best talent in the industry, and the HBCUs are a critical source for diverse talent. Each year EMC seeks to hire black interns from the HBCUs through a dynamic internship program that offers a combination of rich developmental experiences and support.

Each intern is provided with two mentors for the summer. A BEAG mentor is provided to help students get acclimated to EMC culture and to achieve the best summer internship experience possible. A talent acquisition mentor is assigned to help prepare students for applying to EMC including interviews, resumes, and courses to take.

Students are also given an opportunity to participate in various events to facilitate networking and learning such as mentor-intern networking events, intern lunch-and-learn events, executive sessions with senior leadership, and a transitions workshop to help build a career that meets the intern's lifelong needs for fulfillment and security.