Build A Network
Thrive in a connected community
designed for you.
Welcome to NAVCAP, a career accelerator, mentorship community, and SUPPORT hub for Black & LatinX professionals in college going transitioning to a new stage in their career.
what you can find on the site:
Quick Descriptions of major sections.
'Our mission is to empower students from historically under-represented groups by creating knowledge pipelines and transformative experiences in career accelerating communities.
What We Do
BUILD Professional Communities
designed for Black and LatinX students guided by industry experts and career coaches.
BUILD meaningful real-world career connections & mentorship relationships with Black & LatinX university alumni/industry experts and current students.
BUILD academic to industry partnerships and knowledge pipelines for professional growth, cultivating reach back dialogue and ongoing learning.
What does this mean?
A strategic approach to career growth & workforce development.
DIE in DESIGN
Career guidance centering cultural intersections and identity as assets in a customized, equity-centered approach. A culture of collaboration, community, and growth.
Lifts for Resource Limitations
Solutions to address the lack of diversity in faculty nation-wide & the overburden of faculty/ staff of color in PWIs carrying the load in supporting students of color.
Removing Barriers, Adding More Diversity
Solutions to ask career-focused and experiential questions in a lower-risk, high-impact context from a diverse group of industry experts in our Exclusive NAVCAP NETWORK community.
Solutions to support professional positioning through our Exclusive NAVCAP NETWORK community. Members will understand their strengths, how to tell the right story, & speak to their values without sacrificing their identity.
Solutions for access to industry insights. In our Exclusive NAVCAP NETWORK, members will assess their industry landscape from reach back insights & KPI metrics from individuals in the field.
Because research shows that historically under-represented groups have very different experiences than other groups in colleges and universities, how they are supported, cultivated, and empowered must look different as well. Our change model reflects this.
We center cultural responsiveness, humanizing, and healing while acknowledging the impact of anti-blackness as well as structural and historical systems of inequity. We welcome co-conspirators as we move from aspirations of diversity, equity, and inclusion towards action, opportunities, and thriving partnerships.
Being the Change
We are a social impact Edtech, and we believe that 21st century models of career guidance can and must meet the needs of historically, and often underserved students. But, the change must be intentional.
We believe in the power of a college education, and the power of connected communities. However, we know that academic knowledge alone is not enough. Connecting academic knowledge to the real-world and navigating the often hidden, but very real invisible knowledge lives with and through relationships. We also know that both hard and soft skills, innovation, collaboration, and critical thinking look different in every field. To that end, we position NAVCAP to build impactful relationships to support the career growth of Black and LatinX professionals in college.
"When great minds come together, there are infinite possibilities."--Elissa Frazier.
Let's build together wherever you are at on your journey.
Join Our Exclusive
Navcap Network Community
Industry expert webinars with LIVE Q&A
Training to navigate leadership, industry-specific soft & hard skills, designing your post academic career journey, & positioning for sponsorship as a person of color.
Problem-solving, co-working, and accountability with professional peers.
Leadership & strengths assessment.
Private, safe, counter-space for self-care and refueling.
Exclusive industry reach-back insights.
Local and global industry networking events.