Invest in HBCU graduates and students’ futures by providing Career Development (skills training and mentorship) to empower them for the workforce. The central goal of the agency is to increase diversity and retention among Black men and women in professional spaces. Through partnerships with firms that are committed to diversity, and partnerships with HBCU students we provide direct placement and diversity recruiting services.
Firm specializes in providing diversity recruiting solutions through HBCU graduates (and current students) to companies aimed at increasing diversity. Creating relationships with these companies will provide our candidates with opportunities to gain experience in high functioning corporate environments. We provide training and workshops to equip candidates for success at different firms. Training in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), resume writing, interview techniques, and email communication will empower individuals to achieve their goals and obtain success.
Our founder, Kwasi Platt, has always had a close relationship with Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU). From Saturday Academy, Basketball Camps, and Church functions, he spent many days on the campus of Delaware State University. During summers, Kwasi spent his time in the library and gym at Lincoln University, where his mother worked in the Institutional Advancement office. After high school, he attended Morehouse College, Lincoln University, (all HBCUs) and ultimately graduated from Savannah State University in 2014 with a BS in Mathematics.
Plattinum Agency was founded after Kwasi's own struggles looking for a new employment opportunity. Although he had a BS in Math, MS in Financial Engineering and 2.5 years of work experience, it was still very difficult to obtain in person interviews and job offers. After another unsuccessful phone interview, he was struck with the idea . . . what if there were a recruiting agency for HBCU grads/students??! In August 2019, Plattinum Agency was incorporated in Philadelphia, PA before launching officially in January 2021.
The mission of Plattinum Agency is to help HBCU Alumni/students find full time employment opportunities. By creating a platform that builds relationships and educates different companies on the values of HBCUs, we provide direct placement and consulting services through partnerships with HBCU graduates and students.