Black Talent + Great Companies + Virtual Platform
Career fairs ... reinvented. What We Do • How It Works • Results
Career fairs ... reinvented
What We Do
Black Virtual Career Fair (BVCF) is a joint venture of two Black professional organizations: the African American Employee Network (AAEN), a communications network serving and supporting African American professionals in the area of information, events (education, networking) and career development; and Onyx Community Connection (Onyx), a Black professionals organization committed to amplifying Black excellence through regular business, social and community service events and communications. Together as BVCF, we leverage a syndicated network to reach qualified candidates nationwide.
Our mission is to provide career advancement and leadership opportunities for Black professionals. We do this through virtual career fairs that streamline the recruitment process and target a growing audience of talented Black professionals, initially gathered via offline business, cultural and tech events; and continuously growing via opt-in email marketing and social media. Piloted in the SF Bay AREA, BVCF has quickly grown, now matching qualified candidates to employer job opportunities nationwide.
There are actions each and every one of us can take to advance diversity at our organizations, no matter if you're a recruiter, hiring manager or a CEO. Black Virtual Career Fair's continuous aggregation of talented black professionals in combination with a platform provides a perfect diversity sourcing solution for high growth companies with positions to fill and a narrow pipeline to diverse networks.
How It Works
We match Black Talent + Great Companies + Virtual Platform
Candidates register for free. They complete a profile and upload a resume to the career fair platform.
Employers select a participation level for their virtual booth where they showcase their brands and job opportunities.
BVCF marketing campaigns reach a curated, cultivated and talented pool of Black professionals.
Employers review resumes and post jobs on their board. Candidates, recruiters and hiring managers interact in real-time via audio, video and text chat.
Results: Tech/General Fair (January 2020)
Key Indicators (reflect the types of positions and qualifications requested by participating employers)
Tech 53% / Nontech 47%
Passive 77% / Active 23%
Early (0-5 years) 35% / Mid to Senior (6+) 65%
Candidate Experience Level
Results: General Fair (May 2019)
Tech 41% / Nontech 54% / Unknown 5%
Mix is largely driven by the industries represented and the types of jobs being offered. View May 2019 job opportunities>
Passive 63% / Active 37%
Early (0-5 years) 37% / Mid to Senior (6+) 63%
Past Participating Employers by Industry (partial)
Employers are categorized by industry, although often participate in multiple fair categories depending on job and candidate requirements.
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Golden Gate University (GGU)
CCS Fundraising • Wikimedia Foundation
Nonprofit / Social Impact
Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch • Bank of the West • Fidelity Investments • Frost Bank • London Stock Exchange • MUFG • Plante Moran • Silicon Valley Bank • Wipfli
Financial Services / Accounting
Robert Half • Stern Resources
Recruiting / Staffing
Addepar • FIS • Marqeta • Plaid • Square • TrueAccord
Netgear • Williams-Sonoma
Aetna, a CVS Health Company • Stanford Healthcare • University of California San Francisco (UCSF) • Weight Watchers (also Tech)
Adobe • Airbnb • Ancestry.com • Apple • Box • Cameo • Citrix • DataDog • Evidation Health • Fivetran • MathWorks • Medallia • Netflix • Netgear • NGA • StitchFix • Twilio • Twitter • Weight Watchers (also Healthcare) • Workday • Zendesk • Zillow Group
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That’s where the magic happens.
"AAEN/Onyx delivered on everything they promised ... from start to finish to follow up. They're top notch."
- Corporate Partner
Just because you have a job doesn't mean you shouldn't be looking for a better one.
"AAEN/Onyx events are the best! Always well organized and very well attended ... a high quality crowd every time."
Don't wait until after you've outgrown your current job to look for a new one.