Join us this November 11th - 13th
Meet fellow students & professionals in a fun & professional environment
Attend keynote speeches & career panels from industry professionals
Land your next internship or job & meet recruiters from top companies & startups
Build your resume:
FREE resume reviews & professional headshots
Grad school, Law school, Med school + MBA prep workshops!
This 3-day conference filled with workshops, panels, opportunity fairs and much more!
For undergraduates currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year institution or graduate program.
For recent graduates + young black professionals looking to boss up their career opportunies and expand their network.
12:00 - 6:00: Registration, FREE Professional Headshots and Resume Reviews
9:00 - 11:00: Breakfast, Welcome Address and Building Black Legacy Panel
11:00- 2:00: College 101 Panel, Information Session and Brunch with Local High School Students & Families
TRAVEL & LODGING
HOTELS & ACCOMMODATION
Here is a list of nearby hotels with easy access to commuting to and from the conference:
Cornertone Bed and Breakfast
3300 Baring St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Inn Between Bed and Breakfast
321 South 46th Street , Philadelphia, PA 19143
Inn at Penn (a Hilton hotel)
3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
4109 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Sheraton Hotel University City
3549 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Study at University City Hotel
202 S. 33rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Kimpton Palomar Hotel
117 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
120 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
There are numerous shuttles from Philadelphia International Airport. SEPTA Airport Line takes you directly to 30th St. Station
Cab stands, Uber and Lyft can also pick you up at 30th St. station
Coming from NY or Wash D.C.?
Amtrak, Megabus and Bolt run directly to 30 St. Station in Philadelphia which is located in (University City)
There are tons of restaurants and dining options in University City. Here are some Black owned restaurants we recommend:
Kaffa Crossing (Ethiopian)
4421 Chestnut St.
Atiya Ola's (Vegan- heavy menu)
4505 Baltimore Ave. Philadelphia, PA
Reed's Coffee and Tea House
3802 Lancaster Avenue
Full comprehensive list of University City restaurants www.universitycity.org/restaurants
By the end of this conference, you’ll leave with the next steps you'll need to jump start your career.
"The BLOC Conference was one of the best experiences of my college career. I was able to network with other black college students across the nation. Receive career advice from successful Black professionals in various fields in addition to being introduced to amazing career opportunities. The BLOC Conference provided me an opportunity to learn and grow with like minded and ambitious young professionals who are focused on bettering themselves and their communities; all while having fun and being unapologetically authentic."
"At the BLOC Conference, there was an energy there that was just something that I could not explain. Being in the presence of other black leaders and students who were around my age was such a blessing. It left me feeling inspired and wanting to continue to try to help build it’s legacy and let other individuals around me know about how great the conference was."
JOIN US NOVEMBER 11 - 13
University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pa
#BLOCCON16 IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF:
- You’re ready to learn everything you need to know to get the internship or job or opportunity you’re looking for
- You want to be walked through professional development because you don’t even know what you don’t know
- You need to start building your network and looking for an opportunity that makes it easy for you
- You’re looking for exclusive opportunities from our partner companies
REGISTER FOR #BLOCCON16 NOW!
WE'RE BRINGING YOU THE ADVICE, NETWORK AND OPPORTUNITIES YOU NEED TO JUMP START YOUR CAREER.
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