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Why Do You Need a Diverse Workforce?

A business whose employees are diverse in age, ethnicity, race, and gender has a competitive advantage.  

A diverse workforce offers businesses new and different perspectives, better customer service, and more successful employee recruitment and retention. As our country becomes increasingly multicultural, it makes good business sense for its workforce to reflect that diversity. 

Employer Policy 2020-2021

Developing a Diverse Recruiting Strategy

The Career Center at Stony Brook assists employers with creating diversity recruiting plans to attract and connect with our diverse student talent. Diversity recruiting strategic planning is available through the Career Center. 


Connecting With Diverse Students


The Career Center at Stony Brook provides you with the opportunity to participate in special programs that will maximize your exposure to diverse student talent. We welcome the opportunity to work alongside employers with diversity recruiting programs. The Career Center offers a variety of activities for employers to get involved, including The Diversity Professional Leadership Network (DPLN), one-day recruiting events, diversity panels and information sessions, and general recruiting and educational events.

The Diversity Professional Leadership Network

An annual program designed for up to 50 undergraduate students and supported by several employer partners from multiple industries.

  “Canon USA is proud to partner with the Career Center Partnership Council at SBU as the…Red Hot Diversity Champion. We strategically paired students from the Diversity Professional Leadership Network program with employees who are SBU Alumni. It has been a rewarding experience for all those participating. The program produces confidence, career readiness and development for students. These students are the future, and we are excited to be part of their progressive journey!”

One-Day Recruiting Events

The Fall Diversity Recruitment Panel and Networking event and The Spring Diversity in the Workplace Panel event  educates students  about employers who focus on diversity recruitment and helps them learn about what diversity departments are doing to cultivate an inclusive work environment.

Diversity Panels/
Information Sessions

The Career Center hosts company-specific panel events and information sessions for employers who wish to educate and recruit students from diverse backgrounds about their internship/full-time employment programs. For more information, contact Kimberly Joy Dixon.

General Recruiting/
Educational Events



Resources for Hiring International Students


Employer Guide to Hiring International Students

Employee Reference Guide



Our Corporate Partners


Career Center Partnership Council members dedicated to diversity recruitment:

  Targeted list of additional companies who act on the value of diversity initiatives:

  • Baker Tilly
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • BlackRock
  • Wells Fargo
  • Barclays
  • Credit-Suisse
  • Brookhaven National Lab
  • SEO
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Society of Wetland Scientists
  • Foresters Financial
  • Goldman Sachs
  • T. Howard Foundation
  • HACU
  • Asian American Legal Defense, Education Fund