FedEx announces HBCU Student Ambassador Program

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx announced on Tuesday the second cohort of the FedEx-HBCU program.

The company is entering year 2, of its five-year commitment to help HBCU students prepare for the workforce by learning about FedEx from executives, and build leadership and career-ready skills, while also helping expand the company’s pipeline for diverse talent.

New participants were selected from the following HBCUs:

  • Jackson State University (Jackson, Miss.)
  • Tennessee State University (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • LeMoyne-Owen College (Memphis, Tenn.)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, Miss.)
  • Lane College (Jackson, Tenn.)
  • Paul Quinn College (Dallas, TX.)
  • Miles College (Fairfield, Ala.)
  • Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, N.C.)

Freshman, sophomore, and junior students were selected based on good academic standing and career tracks aligned with FedEx such as business, sales, IT/tech, logistics, marketing communications, and accounting.

The second cohort will start later this month, the company said in a media release.

“Through the second cohort of the FedEx-HBCU Student Ambassador Program, we’re preparing future leaders and the next generation for the workforce through tailored, hands-on programming,” said Jenny Robertson, Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Communications. “FedEx is proud to strengthen our ties with HBCUs across the country and provide students with the tools and resources to pursue fulfilling careers. Initiatives like this are important to building a diverse talent pipeline within FedEx.”