"My greatest achievements would probably be graduating from college as the top computer science grad in my department, going on to work for AT&T Bell Labs, got promoted super quick, then went on to start my own internet "dot com" business that has done quite well over the years, now employing 10 people... Great question!"
"Man what a great question! I believe my purpose to be the following: Be a great son, brother, and friend and father... I think the best way I can do those things is to use my God given gifts, which include my ability to think strategically, my ability to develop software and my ability to related to and respect others... Great question..."
"Great question... The #1 must have quality of a true friend is absolutely RESPECT. Think of all of the best friends that you have and you will probably find the #1 common denominator is that you respect all these people, and they respect you..."
"Hmmm... I think I would like be a little more organized with how I use my time... I pretty much love myself especially my personality... Sometimes people say I am too nice but at the same time people who really know me say I am too direct and I don't sugar coat things..... So hmmm I kinda like how I am... "
"Honest and trusting... My true friends all forgive me for my shortcomings... you can tell when someone is not a true friend because they will be impatient with you and expect you to cater to them and their needs..."
"You know me! I like everything hehehe... Nah, actually I think i like most the fact that I am ambitious and powerful in that every major goal I set in life, I achieve. I also have some pretty good friends ;-)"
"Hmmm... Good question bro... I wonder the same thing, for sure... I think it was really when we saw the introduction of 2 things: Gangsta Rap (West Coast/NWA) and then Bling Rap (Jay-Z Dame Dash) where rappers went from talking about fun stuff and telling stories, to talking about shooting, killing, b*tches, and on the bling side, when they started talking about money, diamonds and riches... I still prefer the pure hip hop. "
"Actually yes. I have been to several different countries. Canada, Bahamas, Mexico, Japan, England, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Out of those places, I liked the dominican republic the best..."
"If you and I connect on a business venture, then I would fully expect the result to be some serious revenue bro. You need to tighten up your profile though so you can really get some connections ;-) hehe."
Will Moss is President & CEO of HBCU CONNECT, LLC and has been in this position since founding HBCUConnect.com in June of 1999. HBCU CONNECT, LLC owns and operates the largest Historically Black College & University website in existence and reaches approximately 350,000 website visitors each month.
Mr. Moss, a 1995 graduate of Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, graduated as the top Computer Science scholar in his class and went on to work as a lead software engineer for AT&T Bell Labs from 1995 until starting HBCUConnect.com in 1999.
Mr. Moss is also considered an expert in internet topology, internet marketing, and online diversity recruitment strategies. In 2010, Moss launched a number of social networking websites for the African American community, including sites such as BlackHistory.com, AfricanAmericanCareers.com, BlackWomenConnect.com, and was recently a guest on the “Monique Show” on BET talking about a new project, BlackRomance.com, the largest free dating site for African American professionals.
William often gives presentations to college students on entrepreneurship, career preparation, and the relevancy of technology to African Americans. Moss’ experience in corporate America as an intern, employee, and consultant lead to the development of HBCU Connect as an answer to the lack of an existing platform for HBCU students and graduates to communicate, network and take advantage of related opportunities.
Working on HBCUConnect.com mostly with my team in Columbus, Ohio. Also working on the soft launch of BlackRomance.com and my network of free dating sites (google ads are my friend). Also been single, so that sure does lead to a lot of wasted time... Waiting for a suitable partner to show up.
Life & Professional Aspirations:
To be happy, enjoy my friends and family and to have enough money one day such that I don't have to work any more. I'll work for fun at that point.
Chief Executive Officer|
HBCU CONNECT, LLC
From June 1999 to Current • 24 year(s)
Launched the first ever social network for students and graduates of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). Developing the software from scratch, working with clients looking to market to the audience, and now managing a team of over 20 employees dedicated to providing opportunities for African American and Latinx Professionals and College Students.
Software Engineer & Feature Developer|
From January 2000 to September 2004 • 4 year(s)
Developed features for network fault management software using C, C++ and other proprietary parsing languages. Worked with SNMP protocol to parse and organize fault alerts coming from network equipment in a mission critical software application.
Sr. Software Engineer|
From January 1998 to May 1999 • 1 year(s)
Developed Full Stack Software Applications in Java and Visual Basic. Lead a team of 16 Engineers on various consulting deployments for clients in Central Ohio such as Columbia Gas, Columbia Service Partners and more.
UI/UX Developer / Software Developer|
AT&T Bell Labs
From May 1995 to January 1998 • 3 year(s)
Member of Technical Staff Software Developer responsible for developing User Interface for Unix Applications on New ATOMICS for NTT. Used C, C++ and proprietary UI languages to develop interfaces. Developed several internal efficiency and automation tools in Perl/HTML/MySQL LAMP environment.
Software Development Intern|
AT&T Bell Labs
From May 1994 to August 1994 • 0 year(s)
Summer Intern for the New ATOMICS project, developing code in C++ to handle the font-end login system for the entire multi-million dollar software project for NTT of Japan. Successful completion and full-time offer extended at end of summer.
Software Engineering Intern|
LCI (Litel Communications Incorporated)
From May 1992 to August 1992 • 0 year(s)
Served as an Intern thanks to the INROADS Internship program sponsored by LCI in Dublin, Ohio. Developed software fixes and new featured in COBOL and VAX server custom software to support the customer service team managing client accounts. Completed the internship with flying colors as a resounding success for LCI, myself and INROADS.
I wanted to send over a quick invite to our upcoming hiring events for STEM professionals in May & June!
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Congratulations Rosemarie! After attending an HBCU Connect hiring event in person at a great location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rosemarie was hired by the JPMorgan Chase Card Services team for h ...more
Posted by Will Moss on April 26th, 2023 • 649 Views
Today, Luminate, the preeminent entertainment data and insights company released its flagship Entertainment Diversity Progress Report today from the NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters) in ...more
Posted by Will Moss on April 18th, 2023 • 517 Views
We are in the process of rolling out an updated more robust professional layout and presentation for your member profile on HBCU CONNECT.
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Posted by Will Moss on April 3rd, 2023 • 1,538 Views
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Ralph White on 03/29/2020
Hey how's it going? See you're killing it in real estate... I need to take a lesson. Everything's good here, we moved to Jacksonville a few months ago and things are going pretty well. Hope everything's good with the family. J
Jon C. on 10/13/2015
"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he or she has overcome while trying to succeed." - Booker T. Washington
Ralph White on 03/13/2015