Purchase College
Career Development Center:
Guide to Diversity Programs and Services

Purchase College’s Career Development Center is committed to offering career programs and services designed to assist our diverse student population. The CDC is dedicated to helping students with career decisions, providing preparation for and referral to job and internship opportunities through programs and related services by addressing the career development needs of  all students.

List of Diversity Web Resources


Diversity in the Workplace

Students come together for a discussion on diversity issues in the workplace. Concerns such as understanding an organization's culture, handling discrimination, “coming out” at work, and dealing with office politics are addressed.

Panel Discussions and Networking Events

Students gain exposure to various career options Know Your Rights Panel.JPGduring these informative panels and discussions. Speakers from underrepresented populations share their “career stories” and provide advice on how to “break the glass ceiling” and successfully achieve one’s career goals.

Special Topic Workshops for Student Clubs and Organizations

The Career Development Center will conduct specialized presentations for student clubs and organizations upon request. We will visit clubs during their regular meeting times, invite clubs to attend sessions at the CDC, and offer opportunities for collaboration and co-sponsorship for events of interest. We strongly believe that the success of our diversity programming depends upon our active partnership with student leaders.


Books, Publications & Handouts

The CDC has an excellent Resource Library that includes a variety of multicultural career development books, publications, and handouts. These resources are designed to increase students’ awareness of professional issues, community development and civic engagement, and opportunities available for diverse populations. Students will become aware of rights and advocacy resources and will demonstrate positive strategies to contribute to the accomplishment of career goals.

Check out our handouts:  MINOR IN DIVERSITY and Career Resources for Women

More Diversity Resources


Career Development Mentor Network

Purchase College alumni and local employers from across all professional areas and cultural backgrounds have volunteered to participate as mentors who will share their career experience and guidance with current students through informational interviews, job shadowing, phone conversations or email contacts.  Students have the opportunity to connect with alum from similar backgrounds who can share invaluable advice on a variety of career development issues.

For information on any of the above programs and services, please contact Tara B. Malone, Assistant Director, Internships & Diversity Programs at (914) 251-6371 or


Updated 9/15