Both Amherst College and Williams College are dedicated to supporting the professional development and success of our talented and diverse student populations. On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST, our career centers co-hosted our third-annual Job and Internship Fair for Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workplaces.
Students who self-identify within any marginalized identity group – including, but not limited to, BIPOC, the LGBTQ+ community, military veterans, women and nonbinary students pursuing fields where they are underrepresented, neurodiverse students – were especially encouraged to attend to connect with organizations with proven track records of fostering diversity and celebrating employee differences. Please note, the above list of identity groups is not exhaustive; furthermore, any and all students interested in learning more about participating organizations’ DEI initiatives, or who are seeking out employers who cultivate diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces, were welcome to register and participate.
Amherst and Williams’ Job and Internship Fair – Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Workplaces will allow you to:
- learn about high-quality jobs and/or internships,
- make important connections with recruiters and alumni representatives, and
- think critically about professional environments that can help you thrive.
Diversity can strengthen an organization by allowing for different perspectives, but organizations cannot stop there. To not only hire but retain diverse talent, they must ensure that their organizations allow their workers to bring their full selves to work. Here are a few excerpts from participating organizations on how they prioritize and incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion within their teams.
At the Job and Internship Fair, each participating employer showcased at least one current job or internship opening at their organization. Industries that were represented at the fair included, arts, education, business, finance, health administration, nonprofit, law, science and tech.
This is an opportunity you will not want to miss.
Visit Handshake’s Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair for lots more comprehensive information and tips on how to sign up for sessions and prepare for the event.
Please note: After clicking register, you must sign up for the sessions you would like to attend.