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Student Academic and Career Development

Action Item: Increase access to career resources for diverse student populations

Ongoing

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Action Item is part of Clark’s continuous work.

The Career Connections Center will offer more career resources for diverse student populations and provide easy access to such resources on its website.

Updates

Updates as of Feb. 12, 2021

  • The Career Connections Center is partnering with Project Onramp, a Massachusetts initiative to connect students from low-income backgrounds to 10- to 12-week paid internships in the life sciences. Examples of internships for summer 2021 include laboratory work, science, computer science, and business with employers such as AbbVie, LakePharma, and Mustang Bio. Students who receive federal Pell grants, or who come from low-income backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. In addition, the Career Connections Center is planning to add these website resources this spring:

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Student Employment
    • LGBTQIA+ Resources
    • Vetting Company Culture
    • Information for Trans Job Seekers
    • DACA and Undocumented Student Career Guide
    • Resources for Students with Disabilities
    • Resources for International Students

Updates as of Feb. 6, 2021

  • In in early February, the Career Connections Center held its weeklong Life After Clark virtual conference for juniors and seniors, which included 10 workshops and panels and four guest speakers focusing on, or including, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics: Dan Beaudry, “Job Search Strategies for International Students”; Abby Locke ’89, “Personal Branding for the Digital Job Search”; Stephanie Oliveras, “Smart Finances After College”; and Alexis Griswold ’17, “Designing Confidence: Strategies to Manage Job Search Anxiety and Burnout.” Most workshops incorporated information geared toward specific student populations, including students from underrepresented groups.

Updates as of Feb. 4, 2021

  • The Career Connections Center’s Office of Employer Engagement is actively cultivating and recruiting opportunities with hiring organizations for students from diverse populations. Recruiting events from late fall and winter Intersession included:

    • Diversifying Court Service Centers: A Recruitment Session with the Massachusetts Trial Court
    • Diversity, Health, and Early Career Progression with CVS Health
    • Breaking Barriers: First Gens in Tech with HubSpot
    • LGBTQ+ Possibilities Summits, Black Possibilities Summit, Hispanic/LatinX Possibilities Summits, all with Goldman Sachs