Faculty Recruiting Support CICS

Diversity Networking Reception

19 Feb
Wednesday, 02/19/2020 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Campus Center Lower Level, Rm 168C
Career Development

The Diversity Networking Reception is for UMass students of diverse backgrounds to meet employers more informally who are hiring several majors for full-time jobs or internships. Even if you met them at the Career Blast or another fair, stop by anytime from 3-4pm in Room 168C on the lower level of the Campus Center & say hello, grab a snack, get a door prize and leave with contacts. Bring your friends! 

Organizations such as: Amazon, TJX, Wayfair, Sherwin-Williams, SunLife Financial, Travelers, Veeva, Farm Credit East, Unum, PepsiCo,  Springfield Public Schools, New York Hotel Trades Council, VT State Police, to name a few. 

Students from historically underrepresented backgrounds  are encouraged to attend: students of color, first generation students, students with disabilities/learning differences, LGBTQ+, etc. 

This is an informal event, and you do not need to stay the hour, as employers will be coming and going.  Before you stop in....

  • Practice your introduction (Elevator Pitch), so you know what skills, and accomplishments you can offer to an organization and what you are looking for... a ft job or summer internship.
  • Have a good firm handshake and good eye contact.
  • Dress nicely. Resumes are optional, but if you have one, bring them.
  • Ask for business cards when you are done speaking with a recruiter.  Then, you can follow-up with a thank you note to show your interest


This event is presented by the UMass Career Development Hub.