On Thursday, February 5, industry experts and policy development leaders from a wide range of fields will convene at Columbia University to give diverse student populations exposure to and the opportunity to learn about industries in which they are interested or to which they have not been exposed.
In addition, the conference will give employers the opportunity to foster relationships with students of diverse backgrounds early in their academic careers to make them aware of opportunities at their organizations. The conference will promote a dialogue between the University community and employers about the impact of diversity on future employment strategies.
Participating employers include firms in financial services, consulting, advertising, marketing, engineering, education, nonprofit, government, entertainment, media and the arts.
The conference is hosted by the Center for Career Education with the support of its presenting sponsor, Goldman, Sachs & Co., and is open to all University undergraduate and graduate students as well as administrators and faculty.
This event is a first step in creating an ongoing series of programming at the University to explore these issues in more detail and create additional opportunities for both dialogue and connections among students, administrators, faculty, and employers.
The conference is being created through the cooperation of many University and student groups. These groups include the Columbia College/School of Engineering and Applied Science Student Affairs and Alumni Affairs, School of General Studies Alumni Affairs and the Barnard College Office of Career Development and Alumni Affairs. In addition, faculty and staff from the School of Social Work, Teachers College, School of International and Public Affairs, and School of Public Health have participated in conference design and activities.
The following student organizations are co-sponsoring this conference: Asian American Alliance, Asian American Society of Engineers, Black Students' Organization, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Society of Wom en Engineers, Student Organization of Latinos, United Students of Color and Columbia Women's Business Society.
RSVP is required. Participating organizations can register at http://www.cce.columbia.edu/employers/events/ . Students can register on the events calendar http://www.cce.columbia.edu/ .