NCCU Students Awarded National Fellowship

The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI), in partnership with The Whether, a minority-owned recruitment marketing platform, has named four NCCU students to the Mary Ellen Pleasant Entrepreneur (MEPE) Fellowship program.

The NCCU students will join 25 fellows from across the nation for the inaugural cohort. Recipients were selected on the basis of interview skills; campus involvement; responsiveness; professional values; key strengths; and leadership engagement among other specific tasks.

Fellows will be provided with an opportunity to build a peer advising startup through a 10-week virtual fellowship during the Spring 2019 semester.

Throughout the fellowship, fellows will learn key startup principles and the components to successful and sustainable entrepreneurship; participate in a virtual curriculum on marketing and the customer funnel; collaborate virtually with the Whether’s peer advising platform across partner institutions; and experiment with innovative techniques to assist students on campus in identifying career paths and interests.

The students selected were: Jameerah Ali, junior, accounting and finance major; Taylor Ford, junior, business administration major; Carl Smith, senior, mass communication major; and Zaire Jenkins, sophomore, psychology major.

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Originally published March 4, 2019.

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