IU Career Development and Internship Fair and Bootcamp an Overwhelming Success
IU’s second annual Diversity Career and Internship Fair boasted 1,746 attendees who eagerly connected with the 75 companies and 175 employee recruiters—representing both corporate and not-for-profit sectors—that were in attendance. In addition, the pre-fair Bootcamp 300+ attendees learned about tools and tips on what to expect from a fair, how to research the employers that were in attendance, and how to interact and follow-up with employers and representatives. We had the opportunity to talk with the collaborating partners who hosted the event to learn more.
Black & BOLD
Black & BOLD, an organization that works to provide a positive space for growth, self-exploration, support, and safety for IU students who identify as being both of Black and/or African Diaspora descent and as part of the LGBTQ+ community, has filled a significant gap on the IU Bloomington campus. Jen Berry, the lead academic advisor to the OVPDEMA 21st Century Scholars program and founder and faculty advisor to the club, sat down with us to talk about Black & Bold’s evolution and vision for the future.
Student Feature: Johnnie Allen Jr.
Johnnie Allen Jr. is a senior graduating in May 2020 with a major in community health from the School of Public Health. Johnnie is also chapter president of the Epsilon Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., a resident assistant in Forest Quadrangle, a member of the Cross-Cultural Programming Board, an undergraduate student programming intern at the School of Public Health in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and is one of the three student programming interns at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (NMBCC). Recently, he discussed his time in college and what he’s learned working at the NMBCC.
Students Attend International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference in Philadelphia
Students in IU’s African American Dance Company (AADC) attended the 32nd annual International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) conference from January 17–19, 2020, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with AADC Director Stafford C. Berry Jr., thanks to support from the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and the African American Arts Institute. The seven students met dance professionals from around the world, auditioned for intensives and positions with leading dance companies, participated in classes and panel discussions, and attended performances by renowned Black dance companies—including the five founding companies of IABD: Philadanco, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, and Lula Washington Dance Theatre.