Organizations often ask, "How do I access candidates with diverse identities and perspectives?" This question is on the UVM Career Center’s mind as well, as we too strive to meet our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. Like you, our sensitivities have been heightened by media reports about more deaths, injuries, and incarcerations, and the differential impact of COVID on Black and Brown people. While we understand some of the most effective ways to connect students and employers, we acknowledge we have much to learn, and have dedicated time to reflect on our internal practices, as well as to act intentionally to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students.
Collaborative learning has always been at the core of our employer partnerships, and this webpage is devoted to sharing some of those learning experiences with you. By working together, we can multiply our impact.
- Pamela K. Gardner, Ed.D. (she/her/hers), UVM Career Center
What some of our employer partners are doing: