Students gain exposure to various career options during 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.