Jabril Robinson

Assistant Director, Career Education and Diversity Initiatives

Jabril serves as the Assistant Director for Career Education and Diversity Initiatives in the Career Center. Here he provides industry expertise and coaching to students and alumni, pertaining to the BCF (Business, Consulting, Finance and other sub-industries) fields, at the same time striving to enhance resources, partnerships, programs and services that resonate with and advocate for BC’s underrepresented students, including but not limiting to AHANA+, first-generation, and Montserrat populations.

Prior to BC, Jabril broadly supported talented high financial need, first-generation, students of color at Bottom Line, a college access and success nonprofit in matters of career counseling, academic advising, financial aid support, and broader life coaching. Jabril graduated with his Masters in College Student Development and Counseling (CSDC) from Northeastern University, and a Bachelors of Psychology from Bridgewater State University. 

Outside of work, Jabril is a self-proclaimed “ACR” (avid casual runner), consumes articles, books, podcasts, and videos concerning psychology, racial and social justice, and behavioral economics/personal finance. Also, as a self-proclaimed “foodie,'' he can outeat most individuals he comes into contact with—no contest.

Fun Fact:
Jabril was once interviewed live on TV, as a panelist on the long-standing show Basic Black (formerly known as Say Brother) on WGBH, discussing the “Job Market for College Graduates of Color” in spring of 2019. 

Favorite Quote:
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced”—James Baldwin

Coaching Style:
Admittedly an extrovert, I make for a quality sounding board and even an accountability partner. I respect the courage and initiative it takes at times to be vulnerable, admit that you “don’t have it all figured out”, and trust this information to--at least to some extent--a stranger. Particularly for this reason, instead of passing negative judgements, I rather admire when students can be open, curious, and take action to invest in growing into their best selves.

In tandem with the Career Center’s vision—that “all Boston College students will be empowered to pursue meaningful careers and lives”, that last word counts for something. I care about the well-being and growth of our students’ lives beyond career matters, and to that extent, building genuine rapport is important for me to not only understand what challenges a student, what they value and how I can best support them. It’s been said that “people don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care”, something that sticks with me as a coaching style—you’ll likely see that reflected in my light-hearted, and inquisitive nature, so don’t be afraid to ask questions and share what’s important to you!

Focus Area:
Business, Consulting, and Finance