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Diversity First Events

Diversity First Showcase

March 9, 2021, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (ET), This event will be hosted through Microsoft Teams.

The Diversity First Showcase is a virtual networking event that brings students and employers together for career success. This optimal networking event gives employers the opportunity to share information about their diversity programs, recruiting initiatives, and potential positions. The Diversity First Showcase begins with a welcome, award presentation, and breakout rooms by industry for networking between students and employers. 


Registration for this event is available through your Handshake account. Registration and payment deadline is March 2, 2021. This date is also the last day to cancel with a full refund. 


Participation Fee:

Corporate Organizations – $100  
Non-Profit Organizations – $50


This event will take place through Microsoft Teams to facilitate breakout sessions by industry. (The CLDC is using Handshake to track employer registration and payment, but the event will NOT take place through Handshake). Employers will be sent an itinerary with virtual Microsoft Teams meeting links closer to the event. 

We can’t wait for you to (virtually) meet our outstanding Bobcats! Questions? Contact Tamika Williams, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion, at williat8@ohio.edu


Diversity First Awards

Due to the generosity of our campus partners, the Career and Leadership Development Center will award students over $30,000 in Diversity First Leadership Awards at this event. If your company is interested in donating to future Diversity First Leadership Awards, please contact Tamika Williams at williat8@ohio.edu. Thank you for the consideration- these awards make a big difference in our students' lives! 

Diversity First Career Fair 

This career fair has passed. More details on Fall 2021 plans coming soon!

The inaugural Diversity First Career Fair, hosted by the CLDC and the College of Business, aims to bring students and employers together for career success. Students’ identities are often a large part of their decision-making process when researching available opportunities with a company or organization. This optimal networking opportunity allows Ohio University students to connect with representatives from organizations who demonstrate diversity as a priority through company programs, resources, and hiring initiatives.