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Diversity Initiatives

Our Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Career Center has a deliberate goal of addressing the systemic career related disadvantages of our students and alumni who identify as underrepresented, underserved, BIPOC, veterans, LGBTQ*, and/or Photo of studentstudents with accessibility needs.  As an office we provide guidance on how to address injustice in the workplace and have open dialog about how intersectional identities are affected in the workplace, through 1:1 sessions, group chats, and webinars/workshops. 

We pride ourselves on providing on-going career support to students in making connections with industry through diversity related professional association events and conferences, delivering specific career preparation workshops for diversity related student groups, and working collaboratively with campus academic and student affairs departments on events explicitly focused on diverse populations.

The Career Center works diligently to assist employer partners in meeting their diversity recruiting needs.  Through annual diversity recruiting events and specialized signature programs we are able to continuously connect our diverse qualified talent to employers based on their diversity and inclusion initiatives.  Celebrating and showcasing the uniqueness of individuals, we empower our diverse students/alumni to understand their greatness and how to exhibit it in pursuit of their career of choice and the world at large.

Hear From Students, Alumni, and Employers about Diversity Recruitment at Stony Brook University

Career Center Diversity Staff 

The Career Center has dedicated Career Coaches who specialize in working with students from traditionally underrepresented or underserved populations.  They work to prepare students for diversity internship programs, the job search, and provide additional career support. 

Recruiting Partners

Our Diversity Recruiting Partners are dedicated to hiring diverse student and alumni talent from Stony Brook University.  These employers support the Career Center in diversity related initiatives to help support students in their job and internship search. 

Diversity Champions

  • Broadridge Financial Solutions
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Canon USA
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Family Residences and Essential Enterprises
  • Henry Schein
  • KPMG
  • Moody's
  • PSEG
  • Options for Community Living
  • Target
  • Société Générale
  • Stony Brook University Hospital
  • YAI

Learn More About Employers Looking to Hire Diverse Candidates

Diversity Internship Programs

  • Emma Bowen Foundation
  • MLT
  • SEO
  • T. Howard Foundation

Learn More About Diversity Internship Programs

Become a Diversity Recruiting Partner

Campus Partners

We work with a variety of on-campus departments and student organizations to support diversity initiatives and programming.

Department Partners

  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
  • Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
  • LGBTQ* Services
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Student Accessibility Support Center (SASC)
  • Student Athletics Department
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)


Student Organizations

  • African Students Union (ASU)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Black Womyn’s Association
  • Caribbean Student Organization (CSO)
  • Colorstack
  • Delta Sigma Pi (DSP)
  • End the Stigma
  • Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA)
  • Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
  • Leading Women of Tomorrow
  • Minority Alliance for Pre-Health Students
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Society of Asian Scientists & Engineers (SASE)
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB)
  • Student African American Sisterhood (SAAS)
  • Veterans Student Organization (VSO)
  • Women in Computer Science (WiCS)

Diversity Recruitment Initiatives

The Career Center hosts a variety of large scale events during the year focused on diversity recruitment and networking. 



The Diversity Professional Leadership Network (DPLN) program is a year long credit bearing externship opportunity designed for traditionally underrepresented and underserved students focused on career development and preparation.


Future Ready

The Future Ready Student: Connecting STEM Women to Industry program is a diversity initiative that focuses on an experiential learning opportunity for first-generation women in STEM.


LGBTQ* Career Readiness Program

The LGBTQ* Career Readiness Program provides students with the opportunity to connect with employers through site visits and mentorship.



The S-STEM ASSETS program at Stony Brook University exists to support transfer student success in STEM majors.


JFEW-SUNY Global Affairs Program

The JFEW-SUNY Global Affairs Program is a two-year academic and scholarship program that empowers SUNY undergraduate women to become global leaders and prepare for careers as practitioners in the field of international relations and global affairs.


PSEG Explorations In STEM

The Explorations in STEM program seeks to provide research/professional development in STEM areas to undergraduate students.


Peace Corps Prep

The Peace Corps Prep programs creates a framework for students to build four main competencies, while integrating coursework with hands-on experience and professional development. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps—and a competitive edge when applying for Peace Corps service.