ADEI at Colorado College

With antiracism central to our mission, the Colorado College Career Center is committed to celebrating and empowering students from all backgrounds, cultures, and identities to engage with employers. We encourage students to explore how organizations value a diverse and inclusive workplace. Employers who reflect these values in their recruiting and organizational practices are encouraged to connect with our student talent.

To further develop and expand engagement opportunities with CC’s student population, the Career Center welcomes a conversation with your organization to best support your talent acquisition ideas and goals. 

Support our commitment

Colorado College's Diversity Committment recognizes that power imbalances, institutional bias, and systems of oppression can stand in the way of [individuals] achieving their potential. We are committed to cultivating mutual respect, empathy and understanding; and to building constructive and rewarding working and social relationships. We encourage you to help us by engaging in the following practices and pursuits:

  • Create a community that is broadly accessible and welcoming to individuals of diverse identities, experiences, and aspirations. 
  • Foster an equitable intellectual and social climate that is inclusive and respectful of human dignity. Acknowledge that categories of difference are fluid and not necessarily fixed. Respect individual rights to self-identification and expression.
  • Encourage individuals to be conscientious and critical thinkers, considerate and responsible leaders.

We welcome you to learn more about our community.

Disclaimer: The Career Center Team is by no means an expert in any of the following. We are eager to learn alongside you about how your organization promotes diversity and inclusion.

Relevant Policies and Statements

The Colorado College Career Center forbids discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest record, or disability.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) believes in a world that is inclusive in approach and where equal opportunities and equitable outcomes exist for all. The NACE community is committed to developing and supporting a robustly diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, where all members create and feel a sense of belonging. Through our collective deliberate efforts, NACE provides a basis for social justice. As the voice of professionals focused on the development and employment of the college-educated, it is critical for NACE to be explicit in the expression of our collective drive toward these ideals.

Valuing the diversity of organizations serves to engage a broad range, both in size and scope, of colleges and employers that are represented by, but not limited, to:

  • Geographic location, urban, rural, and suburban communities;
  • Government, religious, public, private, for-profit and non-profit organizations;
  • Two-year, four-year, graduate, and professional schools.
The National Career Development Association (NCDA), which guides best practices among career services professionals, adopted a statement to affirm its positon promoting social justice and honoring diversity through an intersectional perspective.

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Inclusion and Diversity Career Resources

The National Association of College and Employers (NACE), comprised of employers and career services professionals, developed a definition of career readiness and identified core competencies all new college graduates should possess. One of the eight competencies is Global/Intercultural Fluency which states that individuals “value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions.”

The National Association of College and Employers (NACE) has numerous resources, assessments, benchmarks and sample materials aimed at recruiters to them address diversity and inclusion in talent acquisition and employee relations.

Forbes offers Five Diversity Recruitment Best Practices

"As the workforce grows more diverse, your business needs to focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) to stay competitive and attract top talent. Implementing a diverse recruiting strategy can improve your bottom line. You might already be hiring with an eye toward equity and inclusion, but you could likely do even more.

In its efforts to create better workplaces where employers and employees can thrive together, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion resources to stay up to date on trends. 

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Inherent inequities in unpaid internships

Internships serve as an important bridge from college to career

NACE research demonstrates that internship experiences are avenues to increased skills, expanded networks, and enhanced social capital. Internships offer direct pathways to job offers and jobs. Using an equity lens, NACE’s position statement on unpaid internships is a call to policymakers to address the inherent inequities unpaid internships cause and to work to ensure all internships are paid. NACE research also shows Inequity continues to underpin internship participation and pay status.

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