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  • Intent & Impact: Connecting Underrepresented Students & Employers Using a Virtual Meetup Model

    • Career Level: Basic-, intermediate-, and advanced-level career services and university relations and recruiting professionals
    • Competency: Job and experiential learning opportunity development
    • Fee: $49 (member); $69 (nonmember)
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    • Summary

      Inclusive recruiting practices, knowledge of underrepresented minoritized students, and DEI are the focus of this session. Join presenters from Villanova University who will share how the organization converted two on-campus networking events engaging students from underrepresented and minoritized communities to Zoom and the Handshake career fairs platform. Lessons learned will be shared, as well as why each platform was chosen to deliver the events virtually, resulting in higher student attendance, better collaboration across campus, and more thoughtful connections with employers. Attendees will be able to use the data and research presented to implement best practices and gain immediate takeaways that support and promote key understanding of the content.

      Following this program, you will be able to:

      • Understand ways to authentically connect students to employers that both value diversity and have recruitment programs designed to embrace DEI;
      • Learn to partner with student life and DEI offices/initiatives to reach students and funnel information and support materials through them; and
      • Engage a corporate sponsor and create a return on investment in a virtual platform.