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Temple University’s new partnership promotes diverse emerging leadership

Business Executive Exchange Program’s mission is to help elevate underrepresented groups.

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Last week, Temple received leaders from the National Urban League (NUL), an organization that supports diverse emerging leadership from the Black, Latinx, AAPI and Native communities through its Business Executive Exchange Program (BEEP). 

From workshops to networking fairs, BEEP is committed to offering career development that will allow underrepresented students to thrive. Founded in 1969, the program had been paused since 2014, but returned to its activities this year. 

Temple was one of the 10 universities in the country selected to participate in the program — which comes with a $10,000 award. The university already knows how to use the funding: support technical training for students through Excel workshops. Other than that, funds will be used for programs, student organization partnerships and student professional development support, according to Temple Now

In the partnership launching event that happened last week on Temple’s campus, students had the opportunity to network and get some career advice from BEEP volunteers. Kendell Monk, senior director of BEEP, gave a speech thanking Temple for participating in the program and looking forward to continuing the partnership in the future. 

“Temple University is a natural fit as we relaunch this initiative and expand and reimagine the opportunity to support students,” he said.

If you want to learn more about the event last week, click here

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