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Diversity Employer Expo

Thursday, April 4, 2019
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Hancock Stadium Club

The Diversity Employer Expo is not a career fair. At a fair, you dress up, "sell" yourself to an employer, and cross your fingers to get a job. But at the Diversity Employer Expo we remove the uncomfortable barriers of job searching and make it easy for you to connect with employers. In a comfortable, business casual environment students get to mix and mingle with employers over dinner, hear from a guest speaker, and participate in a career expo. It's a great opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to meet with employers in a very relaxed and supportive atmosphere. 

Keynote speaker

Join us as we hear from Ben Demers from Out & Equal, the world’s premiere nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving workplace equality and building inclusiveness and welcoming work environment. Demers will share about the importance of inclusiveness in an organization.

Event agenda

Networking dinner - Students and employers connect during dinner to engage in casual conversation about their careers, their companies, and the resources they have available to help those with diverse backgrounds transition from college to career.

Keynote speaker - check description above

Career expo - Students reconnect with employers as they visit their organization's tables and learn about their career opportunities.

Learning objectives

During this event, students have the opportunity to: 

  • learn about the diversity initiatives that exist within the organizations attending the event
  • explore the importance of inclusiveness in an organization
  • weigh industry options after learning more from employers
  • analyze their current network and identify where it can be broadened through internships and full-time employment opportunities

Student registration and event preparation tips 

Follow these tips to prepare for the event.

  1. Register to attend.
  2. Dress business casual.  You'll be most comfortable mixing with others at this event if you're wearing a polo or button-down shirt or blouse with a pair of dress pants. No jeans, gym shoes, shorts, or flip-flops!
  3. Construct an effective resume. Then visit the Career Center for a resume critique and other helpful pointers on creating a resume before attending the event. Check out the Career Resource Guide for helpful tips on networking, developing a 30-second summary of your professional skills, experience, interests, and more.
  4. Order your business cards and get your resume printed on free resume paper through the Career Center. Offers are only available to current Illinois State students. Allow 2-3 weekdays to process.

Event sponsors

Thank you to our event sponsors: Enterprise and Target for your commitment to the Cultural Career Network, the Career Center, and the students of Illinois State. 

Employer registration

This is a private event for employers with clearly identified diversity initiatives. So attendance is limited. To register for or more information about the Diversity Employment Expo, contact the Career Center. Learn more about Illinois State's academic programs/majors and diversity at Illinois State. View travel directions to Illinois State.

Special accommodations

If you need special accommodation to attend this event, contact the Career Center. Please allow sufficient time to arrange for the accommodation.

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