The Center supports your racial/ethnic identity through our mission, values, policies and programs. As you pursue your academic studies, Center staff are here to help you identify and integrate your skills and abilities to explore careers, participate in internships, and acquire post-graduation opportunities in environments that embrace your identity.
Below are some questions that may help you assess an organization's climate, culture, and resources:
- Do you see representation of individuals of diverse identities in the organization’s literature, website, social media, etc.?
- What percentage of the executives/managers are from historically underrepresented groups?
- Does the organization provide mentors or programs to advance your career?
- Are there race/ethnicity focused Employee Resource Groups (ERG)?
Top Career-Related Tips:
- Check out this curated list of internship programs designed specifically with students of color in mind and start getting connected to your industry.
- Connect with employers seeking diverse talent through events offered by the University Career Center and departments throughout campus.
- Take the time to connect with professionals who can identify with your particular lived experience and can share insights about their own job search process. LinkedIn, Terrapins Connect and the Alumni Association’s Affinity and Special Interest Networks are great places to get started.
- In an interview with a potential employer, evaluate the organization’s commitment to DEI by asking some of these questions.
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