UNCF Student Leadership Conference Preps Students to Diversify Social Entrepreneurship, Financial Services Fields - Higher Education: WASHINGTON — For Yauntilaa Lancaster, becoming a teacher will represent a crucial early step in a career she hopes will culminate with her establishing and running a public charter school. This summer, the south Bronx native who is a rising senior at Spelman College, will intern at the Building Excellent Schools organization in Boston, an opportunity she believes will take her another step closer to the ambitious education career she’s envisioned.
On Thursday, the United Negro College Fund hosted Lancaster and 38 students from historically Black colleges and universities during second day activities of the organization’s four-day annual Student Leadership Conference. The conference is designed to provide students, who will be working in UNCF-arranged summer internships, career planning and professional development workshops. In addition, UNCF officials have been motivating students with stirring talks and presentations.