For more than a decade Stony Brook’s Career Center has been hosting its annual Diversity Recruitment Networking Event to help connect Stony Brook students and alumni with companies and organizations that have a dedication to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Although the event will be held virtually this year, students and alumni will still be able to connect with more than 50 employers across all industries in 1:1 and group sessions.
This two-part event will take place on Friday, November 6, starting with a Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Panel from 10 am to 11 am. Panelists from Amazon, Nature’s Bounty, Northwell Health and PSEG will host a discussion on what diversity and inclusion looks like within each of their companies.
Part two of the event will be the Diversity Recruitment Job and Internship Fair from 11 am to 2 pm. Students and alumni will be able to meet with recruiters from Amazon, Northwell Health, PSEG, Merkle, M + T Bank, Teach for America and more than 50 other organizations, either individually or in group sessions.
All employers attending this event are interested in hiring diverse Stony Brook talent for job and internship opportunities. They have all shown a commitment to diversity both in their recruitment practices and in the workplace. In the weeks leading up to the event, the Career Center has been having conversations with companies and organizations about their diversity mission statements, company culture, diversity employer resource groups and professional development training. The Career Center has also been working with employers who are developing new diversity recruitment strategies and helping them identify new goals related to diversity and inclusion as a result of recent events.
A core part of the Career Center’s mission has always been to connect our diverse student population with companies and organizations that value diversity. This year with the heightened state of racial injustice and Black Lives Matter movement, the Career Center has been able to work with even more companies and organizations as they begin to reevaluate their recruitment efforts and company culture to ensure diversity and inclusion. As a result, this year the Diversity and Recruitment Job and Internship fair will be the largest one in the event’s 13-year history.
Students and alumni can register and sign up for sessions with employers on Handshake.