Allyship For All

Our CPD team is committed to supporting students of all backgrounds, identities, abilities, and interests. We are mobilizing to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcomed, respected, and supported.

As part of this goal, we have compiled a list of career resources that can be found by navigating through the ‘Find Affinity & Identity Resources’ tab of our website to support each of our diverse communities and remove barriers to success.

In addition, we are creating new programs around inclusivity in the workplace, allyship, and how to assess an organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We offer private 1:1 coaching appointments to support your individual interests and career plans. Log into Handshake to complete your profile, browse our upcoming events and workshops, review the latest internship and job postings, and schedule your coaching appointment.

Once in Handshake, you can access a list of currently offered DEI employer events, by using the “Filter” feature and selecting the label “dei-focused”. Click here to access the filtered results now.

Help us build upon this foundation by providing your feedback and suggestions. We need your input! Email your questions, comments, and ideas to our Director, You can also schedule a time to speak with Monica directly. Let us know how we can best support you!

  • On the website – some employers publish information on their website related to diversity and inclusion, and this can be a great way to gain a better understanding of their initiatives, support systems and culture.
    • Do you observe images reflecting a diverse representation of employees? Is this representation at all levels of the organization?
    • Has the employer published a DEI statement? Is it easy to find? Has the organization published a list of measurable goals to accompany this statement?
    • Does the employer’s career section explicitly welcome candidates of all backgrounds and identities?
    • Does the website reference established affinity groups or employee networks?
    • Is there a description of employee training programs available? Does training encompass diversity and inclusion practices?
    • What external/community causes does the organization support?
  • Ask an employer representative (ie- during an interview, at a career fair or information session) – this is an opportunity to ask questions related to DEI at the organization, particularly if information wasn’t readily available on the website
    • How does your organization define diversity? What lenses of diversity has your organization made a direct commitment toward?
    • Does your organization have a chief diversity officer (CDO) or a designated leader to drive DEI and engage internal and external stakeholders? 
    • What social causes does your organization support?
    • Does your organization actively support diverse suppliers, contractors, and small businesses?
    • Has your organization made any formal commitments in support of racial equity?
    • How does your organization center diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging?
    • Does your organization offer any formal employee training around biases, anti-racism, or general DEI?
    • How has your organization prioritized executive accountability toward DEI advancement?
    • Does your organization have any affinity groups or committees to support diverse populations? If so, how do these groups contribute to the culture of the organization?
    • Does your organization complete annual compensation equity analysis?
    • What resources has your organization provided to its employees in support of COVID-19 and racial injustices?

  • To inform yourself on how to be an ally, and the ways discrimination manifests in the workplace, click here.
  • Employer Panel: DEI In the Workplace (virtual panel recording)– learn how NIKE, Adobe, and the Natural Resources Defense Council are creating more inclusive organizations. Receive concrete tips for assessing an employer’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion before you apply.
  • To learn how to talk about disability sensitively and avoid ableist tropes, click here.
  • We encourage employers to use inclusive language in their job and event postings, and recommend reviewing Handshake’s blog post “70 Inclusive language principles that will make you a more successful recruiter” for more guidance.
  •  Global Road Warrior is a cultural database that allows you to explore in-depth cultural and travel information. It provides information on business culture, communication, government, and so much more.