Friday January 29th at the Salem Convention Center in Salem Oregon
Free to all University of Oregon and Oregon State University Students
The Diversity Career Symposium is a day-long career development event for students and alums who identify with communities who are traditionally underrepresented on campus and in professional settings, such as students and alums of color, students and alums who identify as LGBTQ, students and alums with disabilities, and student and alum veterans. Throughout the day, students, alums, and employers will engage in professional development workshops, hear from inspiring speakers, and connect with each other through several networking opportunities.
“Face-to-face time with professional is, of course, a great opportunity for students, but self-discovery is why I think students should attend. Being able to attend workshops, panels, and listen to other's stories is exciting, and makes students want to explore. I know that's what the Diversity Career Symposium did for me!”
–Andrea Rodriguez, Student
"The Diversity Career Symposium is an awesome event for students. I made valuable connections and was provided career advice that will help me transition to the professional world."
–Katty Kaunang, Student
“I had an amazing time. It truly gave me the motivation and desire to follow my dreams. Through my participation in DCS, I was able to build a connection with an employer that ultimately helped me get the amazing internship I have today. The Diversity Career Symposium helped open doors for me. I am forever grateful for the people behind this event, and the opportunity to attend."
–Fnan Berhe, Student
“We find that students who attend an event like the Diversity Career Symposium tend to be more well-rounded and have better skill sets based on their involvement and communications levels.”
—Doug Rice, Talent Acquisition Manager,
FEATURED PANELS AND WORKSHOPS
The DCS team is hard at work planning the program for DCS2016. Check back often for updates and new features! Click here if you have interest in being a part of the DCS2016 program.
The grand finale of DCS2016—a chance for students, alum, and employers to connect, learn more about each other, and discuss ways to stay in touch after DCS.
Who likes to sit through hour-long presentations these days? These short, 12 minute talks will inspire us and make us think. Check back for more information on how you can be a featured speaker.
Find out more about what it is actually like to work in the field of your choice. Panelists, who currently work in the industry, will discuss trends and advice they have for getting hired and being successful.
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Bonneville Power Administration
Central City Concern
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
City of Corvallis Police Department
Cross Cultural Solutions
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Head Start of Lane County
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Moss Adams LLP
New York Life Insurance Company
Oregon and southern Washington NSHMBA chapter
Oregon Army National Guard
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)
Performance Health Technology (PH Tech)
Portland Police Bureau
Portland Trail Blazers
Precision Castparts Corp.
Seattle Teacher Residency
Teach For America
The Hershey Company
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Marine Officer Selection
Union Pacific Railroad
Willamette Dental Group
Willamette University Early Career MBA