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Diversity First Events

Diversity First Leadership Awards

Applications are closed for the 2020-2021 academic year. Awards totaling $30,000 were presented to 15 undergraduate student winners at the Diversity First Showcase March 9, 2021. These awards were issued in five categories: Leader on the Rise (first year students), Young and Gifted (Sophomore/Junior), Outstanding Leader (Senior), We See You Award, and College of Business Suit and Tie Award.  

2021 Winners

Leader on the Rise (First-Year Students)

Sedric Granger Jr

Brenna Cromwell

Young and Gifted (Sophomores/Juniors)

Cydney Granger

Sarah Ladipo

Reaija Grice

Maria Benitez Iglesias

Myles Wortman

Outstanding Leader (Seniors)

Shalyn Foster

Mercy Muthee

K.J. Russell

Isabella Philippi

Micaylah Nash

We See You (Surprise Awards)

Jaylen Braxton

Kevin Lockett

College of Business Suit and Tie Award

Micaylah Nash

K.J. Russell

Keishon Lanier

Diversity First Showcase

This event was hosted in March 2021. Please check Handshake for upcoming diversity engagement opportunities. 

The Diversity First Showcase is a networking event that brings students and employers together for career success. This optimal networking opportunity allows students to ask questions of representatives at respected organizations and learn about their diversity programs, recruiting initiatives, and potential positions. The Diversity First event begins with a welcome, award presentation, and breakout rooms by industry for networking between students and employers. Pre-registration on Handshake is required to attend this event.

Diversity First Career Fair 

This event was hosted in October 2020. Please check Handshake for upcoming diversity engagement opportunities. 

Co-hosted by the CLDC and the College of Business, the first annual Diversity First Career Fair brings employers and students together for career success. This networking event encourages employers to share information about their diversity programs, recruiting initiatives, and potential positions. Students from all majors are welcome to attend.

Additional Opportunities

Looking for more opportunities to connect with diversity-centered employers? Join the virtual Career in 10 (C10) employer panels to learn about companies' diversity initiatives, workplace culture, and employment opportunities. Learn more and register here. For questions regarding diversity events, please contact Tamika Williams, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion, at williat8@ohio.edu.