Octagon HBCU Career
Accelerator Program

Program Dates:
July 7 - July 22, 2023

Octagon Talent + Properties is hosting a two-week virtual intensive program (July 7-July 22) to introduce and expose 16 HBCU students to the extensive career opportunities that exist in the realm of talent representation. We will provide deep dives into the roles, responsibilities, and career paths of athlete and talent representation professionals including:

  • Agents / Client Managers
  • PR / Communications
  • Marketing / Sales
  • Financial Services
  • Legal
  • Accounting
  • Creative
  • Content Production
  • Digital Strategy

Students will have the opportunity to participate in mentoring circles with agency professionals who have been in the industry for 20+ years.

As part of the HBCU Virtual Career Accelerator Program, students will participate in a Case Study Challenge utilizing insights gained from the program experience to compete for one of four $1,000 scholarships.

The program will culminate with an in-person networking event in Washington D.C., where we will announce the winners of the scholarships. Travel stipends will be provided.

How to Apply

Submit your resume along with a 90-second video submission demonstrating why you should be selected to participate in the Octagon HBCU career accelerator program.

Video Production Tips:  Let us know who you are!   Tell us 1) why you want to participate in this exciting program 2) what you want to get out of this program and 3) why YOU should be selected!

All materials should be uploaded to your Google Drive and sent via the following steps:


Title the resume “FirstNameLastNameOCT
and the video “FirstNameLastNameVideo
(ex.: “MakaylaJacksonOCT” and “MakaylaJacksonVideo”)


Share both documents
with barbara.harris@octagon.com


Click “Share Anyway” when Google requests to send the doc, and you will receive confirmation in 48 hours that your documents have been received

Applications Due April 15th, 2023