Empowering students and alums from traditionally underrepresented communities towards their professional success

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Friday January 29th at the Salem Convention Center in Salem Oregon

Free to all University of Oregon and Oregon State University Students

ABOUT DCS

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.

 

WHY ATTEND

GET INSPIRED

MAKE CONNECTIONS

FEEL EMPOWERED

“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,

Enterprise Rent-a-Car

 

 

FEATURED PANELS AND WORKSHOPS

Coming Soon...

 

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.

 

 

Networking Reception

 

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.

 

DCS Talks

 

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.

 

Industry Panels

 

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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A LOOK AT PAST YEARS

View Last Year's Program

Visionary Sponsor:

Champion Sponsors:

Leader Sponsors:

Mentor Sponsors:

Aequitas Capital

Apple, Inc.

Bonneville Power Administration

Central City Concern

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Cintas

City of Corvallis Police Department

College Possible

Comcast

Cross Cultural Solutions

Ecova

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Garmin

GEICO

Hampton Affiliates

Head Start of Lane County

Kohl's

KPMG LLP

LEVEL Studios

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Macy's

Marquis Companies

MassMutual Oregon

Metro

Moss Adams LLP

New York Life Insurance Company

Oracle Corporation

Oregon and southern Washington NSHMBA chapter

Oregon Army National Guard

Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT)

Peace Corps.

Performance Health Technology (PH Tech)

Portland Police Bureau

Portland Trail Blazers

Precision Castparts Corp.

Puppet Labs

Seattle Teacher Residency

STORI Jobs

Teach For America

TEKsystems

The Hershey Company

Translations.com

U.S. Department of State

U.S. Marine Officer Selection

Umpqua Bank

Union Pacific Railroad

Wieden+Kennedy

Willamette Dental Group

Willamette University Early Career MBA

Yahoo!

Yelp.com

Zones, Inc.