Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males
The Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males (Sweatt Center) is an innovative academic community, consisting of professors, administrators, graduate, and undergraduate students committed to contributing to the academic success and acclimation of Black males to the University of Texas at Austin.The Sweatt Centers is rooted in evidence-based practices to promote academic excellence, and personal and professional development among African American males. Learn More
Sweatt Center students can employ the best features of the University of Texas at Austin, home to world-class faculties, first-rate research facilities, and competitive athletics, while simultaneously having a close knit community you can relate to and confide in. As part of this program, students will have access to an interconnected array of programs and services offered by the Sweat Center. Our premiere programs are:
One of our premiere initiatives within the Heman Sweatt organization: Every week, we host meetings that cover a range of topics, from empowerment, job opportunities, social responsibility and more.
A mentorship program that allows Black male faculty & staff members at UT-Austin to connect with a Sweatt Center undergraduate student and provide 1:1 and small group mentorship.
College for a Day
College for a Day programs are designed to increase high school males’ exposure to higher education and college. Bringing awareness to education, we set the mentally that says, “I can do that” or ‘This is for me!”.
Vista Equity Partners – Summer 2023 Investor Relations Internship
We’re excited to share that we just launched the application for our Summer 2023 Investor Relations Internship!
Vista Equity Partners is looking for individuals to join a highly selective summer program with the Capital & Partner Solutions (Investor Relations) team at a dynamic, industry-leading private equity firm. The 10-week, paid internship program is an opportunity to expand your knowledge of the software and the private equity industries while gaining exposure to Vista’s disciplined investment philosophy. The Capital & Partner Solutions team is responsible for managing strategic relationships with Vista’s existing and prospective investors through interactions including fundraising, portfolio reporting, co-investments, and other strategic relationship enhancing activities. The role will provide individuals with exposure to all key functions of the Capital & Partner Solutions organization, namely – project management / fundraising execution, sales / sales enablement, investor services, and analytics.
This opportunity will be based in our New York, NY office. Current students enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduating between Dec 2023 – Spring 2025 are welcome to apply.
We will accept applications through November 14, 2022 at 11:59pm CT. Please note: both the application and the online cognitive assessment are due by 11/14. Please select Diversity Focused Organizations, and then select UT – Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males when asked how you found out about the internship.
Application Link: Summer 2023 Investor Relations Internship
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While we encourage our students to keep up their academics, we also encourage them to build their own story and try new experiences. We believe our students are the future, and we aim to provide the very opportunities for them ranging from volunteer opportunities, Travel Abroad, Scholarships and Grants. With access to the University of Texas’s resources, the Sweatt alumni network, and community partners, with this, we have changed the lives of our students.
With over 100 active members ranging from students, graduate mentors and faculty, we aim to create a safe space for black men.
We partner with a multitude of organizations to help fund our students’ success through scholarships and grants.
We encourage broadening our students’ perspective through travel, whether it be in-state or across the seas
Housed in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, The Sweatt Center (formerly known as AAMRI, African American Male Research Initiative) partners with local and national organizations to provide professional development opportunities for Sweatt students. We want our students to feel empowered in spaces where they are minorities, and to feel at home in spaces where they are the majority. As an organization meant for black men, we want to encourage open discussions about our issues, success stories, experiences and more. Remember, as Dr. Sutton always said, “you are not in this alone!”
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