HL 046: How An HBCU Experience Lead to a Job Offer from Google

Last Updated on September 14, 2023

Jamie Coleman smiles while holding up her Google badge during her summer internship.

Jamie Coleman is proud of where her HBCU experience has led her. The alumna of Alabama State wrote an inspiring piece for Rolling Out about how her HBCU experience led to an offer from Google. The former All-SWAC volleyball standout joined the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast to discuss her path to Alabama State and the success that has followed.

In part, the Michigan native wrote:

“I can confidently say attending ASU was by far the best decision I ever made…Coming here, I was able to achieve things I did not even think about nor knew was possible. A lot was due to the fact that at an HBCU, you are not just another number but you actually matter…I was able to use my close network to build an incredible platform for myself because people believed in me and where I was going…I have been able to study abroad in London, attend a summer program at Harvard Business School, intern at Google — where I received a full-time offer.”

About Jamie Coleman

A native of Farmington Hills, Jamie graduated from Alabama State in May. She holds a B.A. in Marketing with minors in International Business and Journalism. She has interned at WDIV-TV, WSFA-TV, Rolling Out, and Google. Jamie also participated in the Summer Venture in Management Program at Harvard. At ASU, she was a member of the volleyball team, Enactus, the Student Advisory Committee, and the Google Club. Jamie is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta.

To connect with Jamie, follow her on Twitter or Instagram. Also, check out her commentary “HBCUs vs. predominantly White institutions; which degree matters?” on Rolling Out.

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