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Thurgood Marshall College Fund Professional Development Conference: DevCon 2024

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is excited to announce year two of our annual DevCon Professional Development Conferences. DevCon increases TMCF’s capacity to identify and develop high-potential HBCU talent. Leveraging an Early Talent (Freshmen & Sophomores) model, DevCon serves as a leadership incubator aimed to equip students with fundamental business skills and professional competencies through leadership development, career readiness, and targeted tech upskilling; while providing a pipeline of diverse talent to corporate hiring managers seeking to advance their DEI goals.

Program Benefits: 

  • Participate in the DevCon professional development conference in Atlanta, Georgia, June 19-23, 2024 (Travel, Lodging, and Onsite Meals covered by TMCF)
  • Curated professional development such as interactive workshops, panel discussions, mock interviews, resume writing tips, and networking with c-suite executives.
  • Access to online training and professional development portal.
  • Opportunity to receive TMCF Leadership Development Certification.
  • Develop as a leader for corporate success.
  • Eligible for TMCF scholarship opportunities and other TMCF programs.


  • Must Register/attend 3 BC Career Services events and the 2024 Career/Graduate School Fair
  • Enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited HBCU throughout the duration of the program.
  • Identify as a Freshman or Sophomore for the 2023-2024 academic year (2026 or 2027 graduates)
  • Attend a public or private HBCU or HBCC (Historically Black Community College) in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, or U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Maintain good academic standing.
  • No disciplinary infractions on academic record.
  • Must display leadership potential.