1. A person waves an multicolored, inclusive flag.
    For the LGBTQ+ Community, Allyship Requires Action

    Although allyship with the LGBTQ+ community different for everyone, one thing is clear: It requires action.

  2. A group of interns work on a project.
    Aligning Internship Programming, Experiences With Competencies a Natural Step for Northwestern Mutual

    Northwestern Mutual shifting the focus of its internship program to development of career readiness competencies seemed like a natural progression since the company was already focusing on themes similar to those identified by NACE’s competencies.

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    Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling Appears to Have No Impact on Employers’ DEI Recruiting Priorities

    Despite the Supreme Court’s 2023 ruling overturning affirmative action, the decision appears to be having little to no impact on employers’ DEI recruiting priorities.

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    AuthenTECH Leverages Staff to Help Advance Equitable Career Outcomes for Students

    Winner of NACE’s 2024 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Excellence Award for colleges, the Georgia Tech Career Center’s Georgia Tech’s AuthenTECH Partnership initiative leverages staff to provide population-specific resources, expand programming, and cultivate partnerships to advance equitable career outcomes.

  5. A young man speaking with a career services advisor.
    Landmark Helps Students With Autism Develop Skills and Strategies to Achieve Career Goals

    Landmark College, an institution exclusively for students who learn differently including those on the autism spectrum, champions a strengths-based model and gives students the skills and strategies they need to achieve their goals.

  6. Fehribach Center program interns.
    The Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health Promotes Positive Career Outcomes for Students With Disabilities

    Winner of the 2024 Chevron Innovation Award, the Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health empowers Indiana college students with physical disabilities to achieve equitable employment following graduation.

  7. A group of different colored pencils with faces drawn on them.
    Quick Poll: Do NACE Members Feel Like They Belong at Work?

    Belonging at work—feeling that one is valued, accepted, and supported—helps to ensure a healthy, productive, and positive work environment. NACE surveyed its membership to better understand their experiences with belonging in the profession.

  8. Illustration of a loose crowd of people coming together to form a forward arrow.
    Strategies for Advancing Pay Equity

    Recent data reveal that systemic barriers continue to limit progress on achieving pay equity for all—yet there are tangible, proven ways that career centers and employers can make an impact.

  9. A group of professional women.
    Gender Pay Gap: Tips for Employers to Ensure Their Salaries Are Equitable

    Consultant Katie Donovan offers tips for employers to eliminate the main causes of pay inequity for women, including that women are underpaid doing the same jobs as men and are underrepresented in leadership roles.

  10. A diverse group of young professionals.
    Preferences for Job/Organization Attributes and Benefits Differ by Race and Gender

    When it comes to the attributes of a job and an organization and the benefits the organization offers, there are some differences in student preferences by race and gender.

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    Insights for Supporting Women in Computing-Related Internships

    Women remain underrepresented in computer science majors and careers. Two researchers conducted a study to see how women in computing experience and make sense of their internships, and how their internship experiences shape their future career plans.

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    Understanding How Black Women Navigate Their Careers Using Funds of Knowledge

    A study found that mentorship, community, biculturalism, and resilience are crucial resources and skills that Black women can use to advance their careers.

  13. Two HBCU students on campus.
    Communication, Trust the Foundation of Strong Relationships Between HBCUs, Employers

    As HBCUs are a key source of high-quality, diverse talent for employers, there are benefits for both institutions and organizations in developing successful partnerships.

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    Ensuring Students With Disabilities Can Access Your Workplace and Thrive Once There

    To foster a truly diverse and inclusive workplace, employers should expand their DEI efforts to encompass what is increasingly being referred to as DEIA—or diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

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    Reimagining Graduate Student Professional Development as an Inclusion, Equity, and Innovation Driver

    Evangeline “Eva” Kubu, Princeton University, explores how to address long-standing systems and practices to ensure all Ph.D. students have equitable access to comprehensive professional development.

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    The Impact of Career Services on Women Pursuing Tech Careers

    This study, a collaboration between NACE and Break Through Tech, provides evidence that career services can help level the playing field for women pursuing STEM careers.

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    Tap Into Resources for National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Beyond

    As October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, several organization offer resources about disability inclusion for employers and career services offices to use now and throughout the year.

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    Fall 2023 Affirmative Action and Internship Quick Poll

    As we enter the new school and recruiting season, NACE is conducting a Fall Quick Poll. The focus of our poll is on two important issues– the impact the end of Affirmative Action is having on our work and state of unpaid internships.

  19. A woman examines an uneven stack of coins indicative of the widening gender pay gap.
    What Can Be Done to Shrink the Widening Gender Pay Gap?

    Early data from a forthcoming NACE study indicate that the gender pay gap has widened over the past year, with female graduates now earning just 72 cents to every dollar earned by male graduates, down from around 81 cents.

  20. A group of recruiters with their hands together.

    Some of the rewarding aspects of being a URR professional include changing people’s lives and providing a seat at the table for many who may not have been historically represented.

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    Look Around, Lean In, and Level Up: Creating Strong Partnerships With HBCUs and PBIs

    What are some key considerations and steps for employers to take to create long-lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships with HBCUs and PBIs?

  22. A group of black women in professional attire.

    A study at a minority-serving institution uncovers aspects of social and cultural capital that contribute to the college-to-career transition of Black undergraduate women.

  23. A group of job applicants waiting for an interview.

    Interviews with diversity, talent, and industry experts revealed confusion, conflation, and a general lack of conceptual clarity around fundamental differences in DEI& B in their organizations.

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    Slightly more than 85% of employers reported having formal diversity recruiting goals, according to NACE’s 2022 Recruiting Benchmarks Report, but how effective are these efforts?

  25. An illustration of a person trying to climb a ladder towards a graduation cap.

    At the University of Cincinnati, students facing financial constraints can access a grant designed to enable them to engage in career-focused courses.

  26. A group of professionals evaluate their organization's equity efforts.

    Research conducted by NACE and The Center for the Study of HBCUs underscores how important it is for companies to conduct audits to assess gaps and inequities in their recruiting efforts.

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    Alumni Gift Will Grow W&M Funding for Unpaid, Underpaid Internships

    A new $1 million gift supporting career development at William & Mary will triple the number of students annually who can receive university funding for unpaid and underpaid internships.

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    The Importance of Belonging: How to Create and Find It in the Workplace

    Chelsea C. Williams, founder and CEO of Reimagine Talent Co., defines “belonging” as a feeling that people have when they are seen, valued, protected, and respected. “While, ultimately, individuals determine and define their sense of belonging, I do believe there are steps we can take to build for belonging,” Williams adds.

  29. A group of college students sit together.
    Skills-based Hiring and Networking Encourages Nontraditional Candidates to Apply for Jobs

    When employers consider skills and practice skills-based hiring and skills-based networking, they bring in a more diverse slate of candidates from non-traditional backgrounds, says Asha Aravindakshan.

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    The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering Job & Internship Fair Tours were created to engage more first- and second-year students in job fairs and to reduce barriers to attendance.

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    Embracing Intersectionality Involves Making Personal Connections to See Value in Each Employee

    Diversity and inclusion have traditionally been about race and about sex, but we are all so much more than just what is visible, explains author, speaker, and social impact adviser Michele Sullivan.

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    Training, Intentionality, Accountability Key Elements of Building Inclusive Work Culture

    There are key steps that employers and colleges can take to ensure that their culture is inclusive, such as providing training, planning intentionally, and holding employees accountable, says MarTeze Hammonds, Ed.D.

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    UB Social Impact Fellows Program Taps Into Student Innovation to Solve Community Problems

    A University at Buffalo program uses project-based internships with local nonprofits to promote collaboration, interdisciplinary exchange, and the value of social innovation among graduate students.

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    Addressing the Prevalence of Mental Health Issues in Young Professionals

    College graduates in their early professional careers report significant mental health issues and view their jobs as a contributing factor. How can employers and colleges provide support?

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    The HBCU Experience

    Three members of NACE’s HBCU Affinity Group share their thoughts about and personal experiences with HBCUs.

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    Keeping Momentum Going by Converting Interns From Historically Marginalized Groups

    Beyond ensuring diversity in the composition of their intern cohort, employers’ ability to convert their interns into full-time hires is a critical component to diversifying their workforce.

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    Liberty Mutual’s Centralized DEI Team Provides Alignment, Clarity, and Operating Rhythm

    Liberty Mutual takes a very targeted approach to the sources of talent they try to attract, engage, and hire. This extends far beyond a traditional target school list.

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    Understanding Experiences Informs Recommendations for Working With, Recruiting LGBTQ+ Students

    NACE Brief: Understanding the Experiences and Attitudes of LGBTQ+ Students is free to NACE members. There are important—and troublesome—differences in pay, sense of belonging, and job offers that LGBTQ+ students experience during internships that impact their experience in the job search and employment, according to NACE’s newly released brief titled Understanding the Experiences and Attitudes of LGBTQ+ Students.

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    NACE provided a range of articles and resources around DEI-related topics throughout FY22.

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    IBM Accelerate Reinvents Virtual Learning Opportunities for Underrepresented College Students

    After witnessing the impact that the pandemic had on early undergraduate students from underrepresented groups in the tech industry, IBM scaled up its early talent ID program.

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    Takeaways From the Fall 2021 Racial Injustice Quick Poll

    In fall 2021, NACE conducted a quick poll to survey members about the challenges they experienced in addressing the career needs of diverse students.

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    Embracing Nontraditional Students Can Help Employers Create Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

    Many emerging professionals are turning to community colleges, vocational schools, and technical bootcamps to gain marketable skills.

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    Workday Program Promotes Careers in Tech Fields to Women

    Launched in 2018 with a flagship two-day immersive conference, Workday’s “Future Females in Tech Engagement Program” helps women to build career confidence and make the connections they need to get started in the tech industry.

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    UC Berkeley Career Summit Connects Transfer Students, Employers

    The UC Berkeley Career Center’s annual transfer student career summit is a five-hour virtual event that was created to help connect transfer students, who are often overwhelmed when navigating career opportunities, and employers that are not aware of the value transfer students can bring to organizations.

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    More than 80% of Career Centers Conduct First-Destination Surveys

    More than 80% of schools conducted first-destination surveys in 2021-22, according to NACE’s 2021-22 Career Services Benchmarks Survey Report.

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    Practices for Successfully Recruiting, Developing Students From HBCUs, PBIs

    There are several research-based practices employers can implement to achieve greater success in recruiting and developing interns from HBCUs and PBIs.

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    Op-Ed: Diversity, Inclusion, and Career Services

    Career centers play a critical role in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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    Diversity and Inclusion Self-Assessment

    The Diversity and Inclusion Self-Assessment is a tool that can be used to gauge current status and progress toward diversity and inclusion goals.

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    Case Study: When Faculty Refer and Rank Students for Employers

    This case study by the NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice Committee addresses the ethical issues involved when faculty refer and rank students for employers and offers recommendations for how career center staff can resolve the issues.

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    The Role of Career Development Professionals in the Black Talent Recruitment Process

    Employers are looking for help to attract and retain Black talent. Career services professionals can help them by sharing 16 strategies that will help them.

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    Op-Ed: Systematic Approach to College Affordability for International Students

    The internet is full of advice on how international students can lower the costs of their own education, but individual students aren’t going to solve this problem on their own through a personalized, piecemeal approach. Collective action is necessary. Stakeholders from the educational sector, financial world, and the business community must work together to create a unified system that works.

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    Serving Rural Students

    Many colleges are placing a renewed emphasis on recruiting rural students. Are career centers prepared to help them when they get there?

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    Career Considerations of LGBTQ Students

    College students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) experience unique challenges in the area of career preparation.

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    Equal Opportunity, Unequal Outcomes: Exploring Gender Inequality in Post-College Career Outcomes

    In comparing both the first destinations and the lifelong professional outcomes for women and men, there are some notable disparities, including in pay. What part can higher ed play in eliminating the gender pay gap?

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    Current Trends in Diversity Recruiting Practices

    Texas Tech University undertook a study of recruiters at Big XII universities to identify current diversity recruiting practices.

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    Diversity and Inclusion Checklist for Career Centers

    Use this checklist to gauge your career center’s current status and progress toward diversity, equity, and inclusion-related goals.

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    Gender Pronouns

    Often, people make assumptions about gender based on a person’s name or appearance. These assumptions aren’t always accurate and can send a potentially harmful message that an individual must look a certain way to demonstrate gender.

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    5 Career Services Professionals Offer a Starting Place for Addressing Racism

    How do we support students who have been marginalized or who may feel unsafe around law enforcement while also supporting employers in law enforcement?

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    The Benefits of Creating an Inclusive Work Culture

    An inclusive work culture mirrors the community the organization serves and yields many benefits for both the organization and its employees.

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    On the Cutting Edge: Building Culturally Aware Career Services Initiatives

    The Office of Career and Continuing Education at Florida Southern College developed and implemented the “Diversity in the Workplace” series to address student needs.

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    Reaping the Benefits of Doing D&I Right

    Expert and author Tony Byers cites research confirming that there are substantial benefits associated with having a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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    Creating a Culture of Understanding for the LGBTQ+ Community

    Initiative provides support and creates a culture of understanding for what it means to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community at a Catholic university.

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    Supporting Students With Disabilities in Their Job Searches

    Collaboration among campus offices is a critical aspect in supporting students with disabilities during their search for employment.

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    The Impact of Internships and Study Abroad on the Career Readiness of First-Generation Students

    NACE research suggests that internship and study-abroad experiences have a positive effect on the career readiness of first-generation students

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    Sample Presentation: Managing a Neurodiverse Workforce

    This presentation, provided courtesy of Landmark College, examines the benefits of a neurodiverse work force, describes best management and hiring practices, and provides information about workplace accommodations.

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    Students With Disabilities: Employer Best Practices

    The 2019 Careers for Students With Disabilities Task Force identified a variety of organizations engaged in best practices and promising practices related to students with disabilities.

  67. A group of students on campus.
    Students With Disabilities: Career Services Best Practices

    The 2019 Careers for Students With Disabilities Task Force identified a variety of institutions engaged in best practices and promising practices related to students with disabilities.

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    Glossary of Terms

    The 2019 Careers for Students With Disabilities Task Force identified a variety of institutions engaged in best practices and promising practices related to students with disabilities.

  69. A career services professional fills out a self-assessment related to his inclusion of individuals with disabilities.
    Disability Inclusion Work Progression Self-Assessments

    The 2019 Careers for Students With Disabilities Task Force developed self-assessments by which career services and employers can gauge the progression of their work to include individuals with disabilities. The task force also developed a tool for use with students to help them navigate the process.

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    Considerations for Starting a Neurodiverse Hiring Program

    Key aspects of building an effective neurodiverse hiring program are having a sustained supply of candidates and getting buy in from within.

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    Inclusive Excellence

    Highlights from the NACE19 mega-session offer insight into how to make excellence inclusive.

  72. A photo of a college campus.
    A Campuswide Transformation: Increasing Access and Reducing Barriers to Student Engagement in Experiential Learning

    In summer 2019, Florida State University implemented an experiential education graduation requirement for all undergraduate students.

  73. A group of multicultural business professionals discuss available resources for individuals with disabilities.
    Individuals With Disabilities: Resources

    This list, compiled by the 2019 Careers for Students With Disabilities Task Force, offers information about and links to a variety of resources.

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    Racial Disproportionalities Exist in Terms of Intern Representation

    NACE research shows that disproportionalities exist in terms of race/ethnicity and representation by internship attainment and pay type.

  75. The hearing impaired icon.
    Addressing Challenges Students With Hearing Loss May Face During Pandemic

    Students with hearing loss may face challenges associated with communication that may be exacerbated during this pandemic, with requirements for wearing masks and physically distancing.

  76. A female intern at a table of mostly men.
    Women Are Underrepresented Among Paid Interns

    NACE research shows that women are overrepresented among unpaid interns and underrepresented among paid interns.

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    First-Generation Students Underrepresented in Internships

    First-generation college students are overrepresented among “never interns” and underrepresented among paid interns.

  78. four people sitting around a desk
    Quick Poll: How Employers, Colleges Are Responding to Racial Injustice

    For many organizations and institutions that made commitments to take action in response to racial injustice, the work has yet to begin.

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    NACE Quick Poll: Responding to Racial Injustice

    In August 2020, NACE launched quick polls to gauge how institutions, organizations, and individual career services and recruiting offices are responding to the need to address racial injustice.

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    Fighting Racial Injustice: We Stand Together

    This page provides easy access to a range of events, resources, and other material related to NACE’s commitment to fighting racial injustice and furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  81. A career services professional looks over LGBT resources from the NACE Community.
    NACE Community: LGBT Resources

    Recently, members of the NACE Community shared resources that they find helpful when working with LGBT college students, job candidates, and employees.

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    Employers, Colleges Remain Slow to Act on Commitments to Combat Racial Injustice

    NACE’s quick poll assessing our field’s reaction to combat racial injustice show that employers and colleges have been slow to take action.

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    Final Results of NACE Quick Poll Shows Level of Response to Racial Injustice

    The final results of NACE’s recent quick poll show how our field is responding to the need to address racial injustice.

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    Abbott Laboratories Internship Program Exposing Diverse Students to STEM

    Abbott Laboratories’ high school internship program exposes students from diverse backgrounds across the United States to STEM fields.

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    Empower Retirement Moving Away From Assessing Candidates for “Fit”

    Empower Retirement is moving away from assessing candidates for “culture fit” by aligning values and providing hiring managers with interview questions and language.

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    Nearly 90% of Employers Have a Diversity Recruiting Strategy for Class of 2021

    More than 87% of responding organizations report that they have a diversity recruiting strategy for the Class of 2021, the second highest level reported in the past seven years.

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    Conscious Job Seeking: Assessing Employers’ Commitment to DEI

    There are questions that career services professionals can suggest their students ask recruiters to assess an organizations’ DEI priority and commitment.

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    Questions Students May Ask to Assess Your Organization’s Commitment to DEI

    Students may ask specific questions to assess your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Be prepared to answer them.

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    Inclusive Leadership: 10 Steps to Creating an Inclusive Workplace

    Most organizations should look to address is their cultural landscape and homogenous culture. Senior leaders and recruiters can consider these 10 concrete ideas and practices that could positively impact creating an inclusive workplace and environment.

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    Open the Door: Disparities in Paid Internships

    NACE research shows that paid internships benefit students in their initial post-graduation job search: more job offers, higher starting salaries, and a shorter search. However, the data also show that this path to employment may be exclusive, with racial/ethnic minorities, women, and first-generation students all underrepresented in paid internships.

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    Native Student Engagement and Recruitment Resources

    Developed by the NACE Tribal Colleges & Universities Affinity Group, this resources includes insights to consider in engaging Native American students and provides links to a variety of Native American organizations.

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    New Tool Empowers Career Centers to Promote Anti-Racism Among Employers

    The racial injustices that marked 2020 strengthened Roderick Lewis’ resolve to create a DEI scorecard for career centers to facilitate change in the employers engaging with their campuses.

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    Challenges, Solutions for College Recruiting at HBCUs

    Visibility and the tiering of school partnerships are two of the challenges Historically Black Colleges and Universities face in attracting employers to recruit their students.

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    Supporting DREAMers During Their Career Exploration, Job Search

    While DREAMers tend to have qualities employers seek, there are several obstacles they face that career services professionals can help them navigate during the job search.

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    Tapping Into DREAMers to Bolster a Workforce

    Many businesses and organizations are unclear about their ability to hire DREAMers who have DACA or TPS. In fact, employers are able to hire a DREAMer just as they would a U.S. citizen.

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    Ready, Willing, But Still Underemployed

    College students with disabilities struggle to launch their careers. Strategic partnerships can help reduce barriers and increase opportunities.

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    Composition of Internship Cohort Suggests Disconnect With DEI Priorities

    According to results of NACE’s 2021 Internship & Co-op Survey, an average of 62% of interns were white and nearly 58% were male.

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    Effective Ways to Engage Student Veterans in Career Services

    Career services can play a vital role in helping student veterans realize their goal of meaningful employment after graduation.

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    Ways for Employers to Connect With, Support Veterans

    Employers that hire student veterans have the benefit of hiring employees who have already received “the world’s best leadership training.”

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    Program Helps First-Generation Students Build Confidence, Overcome Obstacles

    CSU Fullerton’s “I Am First” program addresses the specific needs of first-generation college students and prepares them for the challenges they face.

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    Building Relationships With HBCUs That Go Beyond “Scratch-the-Surface” Measures

    When one HBCU career practitioner is building relationships with employers, she is looking for authenticity, a shared sense of purpose, and impactful engagement opportunities for students and the university as a whole.

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    Key Takeaways From NACE21

    Over the course of the week-long NACE21 conference, it became clear that several topics—such as the new normal, professionalism, and career readiness—weighed most heavily on attendees.

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    Mentoring Program at NYU Equalizes the Onboarding Process for New Hires

    NYU’s Wasser-Buddies mentoring program helps shape institutional culture, equalize the experience of new hires, increase knowledge transfer, and enhance leadership development.

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    Culturally Intelligent, Diverse Leadership Keys to Recruiting, Retaining Diverse Employees

    Cultural intelligence may be the most important individual area of change for organizations that want to bolster their recruitment and retention of culturally diverse individuals.

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    Talent “Acquisition” vs. Talent “Engagement”: Using Language That Empowers

    It is important for employers to consider the language they use because language can be loaded and have different meanings for different people.

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    Moving Beyond the Binary: Understanding Career-Related Issues and Concerns of Trans Students

    Sandra Buatti-Ramos offers a look at some of the bigger issues trans college students face in their job search and in the workplace; the goal is to provide career services professionals with insights that can help them think about how they can support their trans students in their career decision-making, job search, and career management.

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    Op-Ed: Building Partnerships to Support International Student Career Development

    It is critical that administrators and staff at colleges and universities foster an environment of inclusion and belonging for international students; for career development professionals in particular, this means making it clear to international students that their career development matters. One of the best ways to do this is by building a strong partnership between the career center and international student services.

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    Making Career Services More Effective for College Students With Physical Disabilities

    Students with disabilities face a number of barriers to successful employment, but tend to underuse career services. The authors address options and opportunities for career services to address underuse and help their students overcome obstacles and challenges.

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    Ways Career Practitioners Can Help Students Navigate Nuances of “Professionalism”

    Career services offices can help students develop their professionalism and navigate situations when “professional standards” may fuel and foster bias.

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    Examining Professionalism Through a DEI Lens

    The biggest challenge with “professionalism” is ensuring that all candidates and employees understand what it means within the context of the organization and their specific job function.

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    Diversity Hiring and Authenticity at Work

    Many employers have embraced the idea of authenticity at work, but career services must work with students to anticipate and navigate challenges should these employer efforts still fall short.

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    The Problem of Bias in Technology

    As employers begin to rely more heavily on the use of technology when screening job candidates, inherent biases within this technology have begun to be revealed in the documentary “Coded Bias.”

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    Unpacking Professionalism: A Discussion Following the Shift to Online New Student Orientation

    Ned Khatrichettri and Cameron Vakilian explore the nuances of professionalism in a post-pandemic, increasingly digital world.

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    The Importance of Honoring Names: Perspectives and a Plea From an American of Asian Descent

    As employers continue to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion at the workplace, acts such as correctly pronouncing names becomes an increasingly important first step.

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    Presenting My Authentic Self

    Despite many employers advocating for employees to bring their authentic selves to work, employees that do so may still face hostility from coworkers due to this decision.

  117. Free to Be: Proactive Inclusion and Equity Efforts to Support Gender Identity and Expression in Professional Settings

    Employers and career services professionals should take a proactive approach to ensure their spaces are tangibly inclusive to a multitude of gender identities.

  118. Representation Matters

    Through diversity in entertainment, students from marginalized groups can discover many career options that they may not have otherwise considered.

  119. My Journey to Living Authentically

    The journey to living authentically both personally and professionally is not always a smooth one and can have a lasting impact on the mental health of those who make the decision to do so.

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    Reframing Authenticity

    Many employers encourage employees to bring their “authentic” selves to work, but it should ultimately be up to the employee to determine how much of themselves to share.

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    NACE September 2021 Quick Poll: Racial Injustice Follow Up

    In a follow up to its August 2020 quick poll, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is polling employers and career services professionals on their efforts to address racial injustice in their practices and operations. Results are available in real time.

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    Curriculum Helps Career Services Staff Engage, Support Students With Autism

    The College Autism Network helped create a curriculum to help career services professionals better converse about autism and support autistic students.

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    UNH Program Provides DEI Resources, Recognition for Its Employer Partners

    Part of the mission of UNH CaPS is to help employers establish or enhance employers’ work around diversity and inclusion by providing them with resources, consultation, and recognition.

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    Good Intentions, Ethics Washing, and PR in the Hiring Tech Market

    Technology has a place in that future, but whether the tools we use truly promote good or reinforce a damaging status quo depends on the choices we make now.

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    Quick Poll Preliminary Results: More Than Half of Career Centers Have Instituted New DEI PD

    To address and better understand racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups, career centers are providing more professional development for their staff.

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    Quick Poll on Racial Injustice: Preliminary Results Show Much Work Remains

    At this early juncture in NACE’s current quick poll, it seems that there is still progress for employers to make in addressing racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups.

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    Case Study: A Question of Equitable Access to Internship/Employment Opportunities

    This case study illustrates issues that career centers and employers face in providing students with equitable access to services and opportunities.

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    The Importance of Career Services Establishing Pathways for Military-Connected Students

    When working with military-connected students, it is important to keep in mind that while they face many of the same challenges as other students, their path to success can differ.

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    Part 1: Digitizing Programs, Resources Can Be an Equalizer for Marginalized Students

    With student populations becoming more diverse, career centers need to change and adapt to their needs and be inclusive as they develop resources, opportunities, and programming.

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    Helping Neurodiverse Students Navigate in Evolving Worlds of Higher Education, Employment

    Recruiting, onboarding, and retaining employees are not one-size-fits-all processes and there are challenges throughout. This is especially true for neurodiverse students.

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    Preliminary Poll Results Show Pace of Funding for Recruiting, Serving Marginalized Groups

    URR functions and career services operations have received increased funding and resources to address racial injustice and the needs of historically marginalized groups, just at different paces.

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    Dell Changes Definitions, Works With Community Colleges to Be More Inclusive

    In response to the climate of racial injustice, Dell expanded its definition of recent graduate talent to engage underrepresented minorities.

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    Flexibility, Accommodations Key Elements for Hiring Neurodiverse Employees

    To get the best results when recruiting and hiring neurodiverse candidates, employers need to be flexible, supportive, and willing to make accommodations.

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    Virtual Recruiting Offers Path to Equity in Hiring for Full-Time Jobs and Internships

    Virtual recruiting provides a better job-search experience for historically marginalized populations than in-person recruiting, according to results of the NACE 2021 Student Survey.

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    Part 2: How to Create and Deliver Career Programs and Resources for Marginalized Students

    When creating programs, resources, and services for marginalized students, Stanford starts with identifying issues and needs through focus groups, research, and outcomes.

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    NACE Research: Pay Inequity Based on Gender Begins at the Start of Career

    Results from NACE’s First Destinations Survey for the Class of 2020 reveal that the gap in pay between men and women begins right out of college—at the start of the career.

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    Wealth Impacts for Graduates of Career Development Programs

    Recent research suggests that career development programs that focus on key levers of economic mobility may play a critical role in reducing or eliminating racial wealth gaps for their participants.

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    Implementing Meaningful Measures to Hire, Retain, and Cultivate Diverse Talent in Higher Education

    To implement and foster an inclusive climate in higher ed, institutions need to create a culture of belonging, attract diverse talent at the entry level, and build intentional pathways to retain diverse talent.

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    A Case Study of Black Students’ Perception of Experiential Learning at PWIs

    Is experiential learning designed for Black students? Erica Lake’s study found that that Black students at PWIs perceive different college experiences from their peers and are not as engaged in experiential learning, even though they may be interested

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    Career Development for First-Generation Students

    A survey of 300 first-generation college students identified three skill sets that these students need for career success: relationship management; virtual work; and leadership skills.

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    Carolina Cluster Initiative Focuses on Career Readiness and Employer Engagement

    The Carolina Cluster forged a new model for career readiness and designed and implemented programs to improve employment outcomes for graduates.

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    Conagra Brands Works With ERGs to Bolster Diversity Recruiting Efforts

    Employee resource groups can be valuable tools for helping employers to bolster their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and to help with effective onboarding and retention.

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    Legal Issues: Diversity Recruiting

    Given the ever-changing nature of employment laws, it is important to understand what is permissible in diversity hiring and recruiting.

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    Use of GPA as Candidate Selection Tool Falls

    GPA—once widely used to identify potential candidates for jobs—is now used by fewer than half of employers, according to the results of the Job Outlook 2022 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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    Tracking Demographics Helps Career Centers Serve Total Student Population

    To best serve a total student body, it is incumbent upon career centers to evaluate exactly who is using their services and how they are promoting their services.

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    Building an Inclusive Internship or Apprenticeship Program From the Ground Up

    Work-based learning opportunities can be great ways for students with disabilities to gain valuable professional experience while preparing for their postgraduation careers.

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    Future Forward: Key Issues and Recommendations for Success in 2022

    In this look forward, Shawn VanDerziel, executive director of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, addresses disruptions to our professional lives and the opportunities these present for redefining how college career services and employment professionals operate.

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    An Introduction to Successful Practices for Serving Trans Students

    College and university career services practitioners should continuously search for, review, and consider implementing practices that have proven successful in the service of trans students. This article serves as an introduction to successful practices.

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    Addressing the Shifting Standards of Professionalism

    To prepare students for their transition to the workforce, career centers have to account for the standards of professionalism shifting over the past several years.

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    Case Study: Increasing Engagement With Career Services Among Students With Diverse Social Identities

    The following case study discusses ethical considerations when a career center seeks to attract students from diverse social identities to engage with their career center, access website content, and engage with other service delivery platforms.

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    Case Study: When Employers Seek Connections With Students From Diverse Social Identities

    This case study discusses ethical considerations when an employer seeks to connect with specific student populations through the career center in order to enhance diversity recruitment efforts.

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    Cigna Event Celebrates and Engages Its HBCU Alumni and Allies

    Cigna recently held a virtual event to increase awareness of HBCUs and spotlight the prominence and legacy of HBCUs in the Black community.

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    Formal Diversity Recruiting Efforts Climb Among Employers

    The increase in formal diversity recruiting efforts reported continues the growth—and recovery—in this area over the last decade.

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    Gender Pay Gap Extends Much Farther Than Current Paycheck

    There are many factors that contribute to the gender pay gap and severe consequences of long-term inequity in pay.

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    Salary Transparency Is Just the Beginning

    Increasing salary transparency in general and including information on potential payroll deductions can go a long way towards a more equitable work environment.

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    Community Colleges Are Valuable Partners for Employers Looking to Build Their Talent Pipeline

    One of the barriers that prevents more employers from partnering with community colleges is a general lack of understanding about what these schools and their students can provide.