Diversity Programs and Resources
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.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
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 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.
Special Topic Workshops for Student Clubs and Organizations
The CDC 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.
The CDC’s resources 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. See below for additional on-line resources.
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.
Diversity Career Websites
(must request to join)
(Queer Exchange NYC - must request to join)