Pioneer Achievers | Underrepresented Dreamers

You’ve Already Got What It Takes To Pioneer, Persevere, and Achieve Your Dreams…

Though life can seem a struggle at times, always remember you are not alone. Anything is possible despite whether you’re the first generation in your family to pursue college or graduate school, or whether your gender is underrepresented in the career field you wish to pursue, or even if you feel delayed in accomplishing your goals due to a lack of financial means.

J. S. Bullock & Associates, LLC | The Brokerage for Dreams™ would like to do its’ part by equipping you with the skills to overcome at least two recognized barriers that many with your experience face. These are the lack of knowledge about and access to educational and professional programs and opportunities that build your self-confidence toward attending college, finding a better job, or perhaps opening your own business.


  • Nearly one-third of today’s college population is made up of underrepresented groups, which include racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation, low-income, and women.
  • Within the workforce, the minority and Hispanic/Latino portion is projected to double (from 18% to 37%) and nearly triple (from 6% to 17%) respectively over the next decade. [1]
  • In less than a decade, the number of jobs that will require a graduate degree is estimated to grow by 2.5 million, of which those jobs requiring a PhD are projected to increase by almost 20 percent.[2]
  • In 2010 about 1 in 18 workers in the U.S. were in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields, and these occupations are projected to grow nearly twice as non-STEM occupations.[3]


Unfortunately, underrepresented groups still face unique challenges in higher education and in employment. An estimated 3 out of 4 first-generation students who attend college do not receive a bachelor’s degree within eight years after completing high school. [4] Racial and ethnic minorities and females are also highly underrepresented in STEM fields.[5] Thus, without advanced degrees and entry into the growing fields of science, technology, and engineering, among other industries, social inequities are steadily increasing among these populations.


  • With increasing enrollments of underrepresented groups in higher education over the past decades, universities are investing resources to support their success more than ever before.
  • Take advantage of the many programs across the country that assist students from all backgrounds to enter or return back to college, as well as, to develop professionally to enter long term careers.

For these reasons and more, J. S. Bullock & Associates, LLC | The Brokerage for Dreams™ exists to help you achieve your goals and dreams. We are dedicated to working with underrepresented and underserved populations, with the key mission of inspiring and motivating everyone through a holistic approach to take necessary actions to improve one’s life chances.





REFERENCES: [1] The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. 2005. “Fact #1 The U.S. Workforce Is Becoming More Diverse”. San Jose, CA: Higher Education Policy Institute. [2] Educational Testing Service. 2010. “The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the U.S.”. Princeton, NJ. [3] Economics and Statistics Administration. 2011. “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future”. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce. [4] Berkner, al. 2005. 2003–04 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:04): Undergraduate Financial Aid Estimates for 2003–04 by Type of Institution (NCES 2005–163). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.; Center for Student Opportunity. “The Facts:Making the Case for the College Access & Opportunity Guide”. [5] Economics and Statistics Administration. 2011. “Women in STEM: A Gender Gap to Innovation”. ESA Issue Brief #04-11. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Commerce.

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