A business whose employees are diverse in age, ethnicity, race, and gender has a competitive advantage. The diverse workforce offers any business new and different perspectives, better customer service, and more successful recruiting and retention of employees. Read this page for a breakdown of the students at Stony Brook University.
Ethnic Student Groups/Fraternities & Sororities Working With The Career Center
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: S.H.P.E. - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Society of Women Engineers: S. W. E - email@example.com
- Minorities in Medicine
- Minorities in Psychology
- Student African American Brotherhood National Organization: S.A.A.B
- U.N.I.T.I Cultural Center
- Asian Student Alliance - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sigma Lambda Upsilon
- Phi Iota Alpha
- Lambda Theta Alpha
- Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity
- Latin American Student Organization
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
- Women in Science & Engineering (WISE)
- National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
National Internship Programs That Recruit At Stony Brook
- HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & University
- MLT – Management Leadership for Tomorrow
- The Institute for Responsible Citizenship
- T. Howard Foundation
Corporate Diversity Connections
- Broadridge Financial Solutions
- Brookhaven National Lab
- Credit Suisse
- Goldman Sachs
- JP Morgan Chase & Co.
- Katz Media
- YAI - Young Adult Institute
Diversity Recruiting Initiatives
Many employers come to campus to participate in specific diversity recruiting programs. You can connect with these employers through the following programs:
Diversity Professional Leadership Network
The Career Center developed the Diversity Professional Leadership Network to help students of color increase their knowledge of various careers and sharpen/enhance their soft skills. Through the program, students will learn more about being a professional and business etiquette, get an inside view of a specific industry/career path, and learn how to make a successful transition from school to the world of work.
Diversity Professional Leadership Network Program & Events
Exclusive Programming will be provided to the Diversity Professional Leadership Network members:
- "How to Network" workshop conducted by the Career Center
- Special Internship Program preparation – including but not limited to reviewing applications, personal statements/essays, and mock interviews
- Networking event at Stony Brook Manhattan – A meet and greet event to get to know all of the professionals and utilize the networking skills learned through all of the workshops
- Job Shadow Experience “A day in the life of a professional”– an opportunity to shadow the professional volunteer for the day at their job site
- Special Reception with African American and Latino Alumni Professionals
Special Access will be provided to members of the Diversity Professional Leadership Network to the following Career Center annual events:
- Mock Interview Day: Practice makes perfect! This event is designed to give students the interview practice they need to be polished by the time they get to a “real life” employer. Four to six students are matched with an employer volunteer based on career interest. The employer conducts practice interviews with each student and provides feedback.
- Etiquette Dinner (Free Admission): Learn how to wine and dine (non-alcoholic version, of course) with fellow students, faculty, staff, and employer partners. Discussions are lead about appropriate small talk at networking functions as you listen to the speaker, Ms. Manners, teach you which fork to use.
Special Seating will be provided at the following events:
- Interviewing Skills workshop conducted by a corporate/employer partner
- Leadership Skills workshop conducted by a corporate/employer partner
- Secrets to Corporate Success workshop conducted by a corporate/employer partner
- Career Success Stories: The African American Alumni Experience panel event. Learn how a panel of African American SBU Alumni used their experiences at Stony Brook, internships and networking connections to create great career opportunities.
Recruiting for the Diversity Professional Leadership Network will take place every Spring semester. The program will begin in the Fall semester. There will be an online application process.
Each participant will have to sign a student participation agreement that confirms their knowledge and understanding of the all rules and regulations associated with the program. It will also illustrate the students’ commitment to the program.
Employer Information Sessions
The Career Center host panel events and Information Sessions for students to learn employers who wish to educate & recruit for their internship/full-time employment programs.
General Job/Internship Search / Educational Events
- Job/Internship Fairs
- Etiquette Dinner
- Mock Interview Day
- Career Week Event
- On-Campus Recruiting Program