The Emerging Talent Network:
Where students and alumni unlock opportunity
The Emerging Talent Network (ETN), a networking platform designed to connect emerging talent with industry innovators.
Whether you’re a HBCU student, recent graduate, alumni, or a corporate professional, we all embody a natural desire to connect and collaborate. The ETN offers unparalleled access to up-and-coming and established talent in entertainment, internal job opportunities, career support, mentorship, and countless resources, in one place.
Through community, lifetime connections are made. Join us as we shape the lives of emerging talent and design a sustainable network that transforms the next generation of entertainment.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
— Whoopi Goldberg
— Denzel Washington
— Oprah Winfrey
— Maya Angelou
EICOP is doing the work to change the inner workings of the industry behind the scenes…It is the driving force for diversity in the entertainment industry
– Jon Kee
HBCU in LA cohort 2018 + 2019
This is a platform made for us. Take the opportunity and know you belong here. Fill up the space and you’ll make all your dreams come true.
– Jada George
HBCU in LA cohort 2018
Mentorship has allowed me to think outside of the box.
– Crystal Ike
HBCU in LA cohort 2022
How the ETN Works
Then What Are You Waiting For
If you have any questions contact ETN@eicop.org
Frequently Asked Questions
As a STUDENT, who is eligible for ETN?
Do I have to be a graduate of an HBCU to be a mentor?
How are students and mentors matched together?
How long will this mentorship last?
I'm happy to be contacted by others but would prefer not to share my personal contact information. Can I still participate?
Absolutely! In addition to the ability to send messages through the system, which you’d probably expect, the platform also includes built-in video calling, privacy-honoring international phone lines, and anonymized email address masking ( like Airbnb, if you’ve ever used that). None of these communication tools require you to share your personal contact information, and your street address, phone number, and email address are never shown to others.