This year, the 2021 IU Diversity Career Fair Bootcamp will take place on February 22 from 4-6 p.m via Zoom. This bootcamp is open to all IU students and designed to help students make the most out of the upcoming fair. During this virtual meeting, students will learn:
- How to prepare a resume
- How to create an "elevator" pitch
- How to research employers attending the career fair
- Insight into employers' expectations
- Questions to ask employers
- How to follow-up, network, and much more!
This event reinforces OVPDEMA's holistic commitment to excellence through diversity and inclusion, even during a pandemic. To register for the bootcamp, please visit this link.
Following the bootcamp, students will be able to use their skills and gain real-world experience at the IU Diversity Career and Internship Fair, taking place virtually on February 24 from 4-7 p.m. via Handshake. The fair will look quite different this year. On Handshake, employers can generate session schedules for representatives to present and host two types of sessions to interact with students ― a 30-minute group session where multiple students can attend and a 10-minute one-on-one session for a single student and employer representative. These sessions provide students with knowledge of the company, and participants may interact through a text feature. Please note, students must sign up for sessions at least one minute before the scheduled start time. Employers can view resumes for those students who complete a Handshake profile before registering for one-on-one or group sessions.
"The 21st Century Scholars Program and directors of the other Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) academic support programs were determined to have an event for our students," Vincent Isom, director of the 21st Century Scholars Program, said. "This event resulted from that collective determination, and we now head into our third year. In line with the 21st Century Scholars Program's commitment to career preparation, this partnership and other efforts present new and strengthened programming for OVPDEMA student populations. We encourage all scholars to attend, gain the information they need to plan their career path, and to secure internships and/or employment."
The career and internship fair provides an excellent opportunity for students to network with potential employers and to explore internships and full-time employment opportunities with local, state, and national employers in public, private, and non-profit sectors such as Eli Lily, Camp Tecumseh YMCA, Indiana Public Health Association, and Tiffany & Co. Please visit the 2021 Indiana University Virtual Diversity Career and Internship Fair page for a full list of employers. Additionally, job titles, job and employment types, work authorization, and preferred school years/majors are listed.
The Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, its participating academic support programs and services units, and the Career Services Council are sponsors of these two events.
"The Career Services Council and 21st Century Scholars Program have worked to create a wonderful event designed to provide diverse students with needed support and resources to build the skills required in their future careers," said Yolanda Treviño, assistant vice president for strategy, planning, and assessment. "Even during the pandemic, their commitment to ensuring the students are well prepared and ready to compete is incredible! I am proud to support their efforts and work in any way I can."
Following the fair, students may:
- Follow a company's profile (receive notifications of employer activity at your school)
- Message other students that have worked for the employer or a publicly listed point of contact for the company
- Respond to an employer message
- Apply for an active job
- Participate in an interview schedule
Registration is available for the IU Diversity Career and Internship Fair on the student employment website. Learn how to create a virtual schedule, attend the virtual fair, and participate in sessions by clicking the appropriate links.