UToledo career offices and other diversity, equity and inclusion offices are again partnering to host the 2nd Annual Virtual Diversity Opportunities Fair on Wednesday, March 2.
The fair, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. via Handshake, provides students with an opportunity to meet with recruiters and to learn more about the diverse, equitable and inclusive hiring initiatives for Black or African Americans, Latinx, Asian Americans, Native Americans, women, people with disabilities, veterans and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
More than one hundred employers are registered for the fair so far, representing a 40% increase from last year.
“We are thrilled to see the significant increase in employer registrations and the amazing career opportunities they have to share with our diverse Rocket students,” said Shelly Drouillard, director of Career Services.
Students must register and sign up for sessions via Handshake to meet with recruiters.
Career Services recommends that students register early for the event to select priority session times to meet with their top employers.
The fair is one of the requirements of the Diversity Opportunities Fair Scholarship that has been created with employer registration fees. Current domestic students can apply for up to $1,000 of aid through the General Financial Aid Scholarship Application.
“Last year we were able to award three $1,000 scholarships and expect to award even more this year given the increase in employer participation,” Drouillard added. “All employer registration fee revenue is applied to the DOF Scholarship fund.”
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Tuesday, March 1.
Scholarship requirements include:
• 3.0 GPA or higher;
• Currently enrolled in classes;
• Demonstrate strong financial need ;
• Attend the Virtual Diversity Opportunities Fair; and
• Attendee must participate in at least one group or one-on-one session.