Employers and Organizations Recruit for Talent at the Starr Career Development Center’s Diversity Career Expo

Amazon, American Express, NYC Department of Finance and Ralph Lauren among the nearly 30 participants at the annual event

Baruch College undergraduates got an opportunity to present their skills and academic accomplishments to representatives from nearly 26 companies at the Starr Career Development Center’s Diversity Career Expo on Feb. 15. The annual event was held in collaboration with the Baruch College SEEK Department and Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA).

More than 600 students attended the spring 2018 Expo, the highest number since this event started three years ago. The Expo offered students a variety of ways to interact with employers such as a mini career fair, job search workshops and a keynote address. Among the companies who attended the Expo included: Amazon, American Express, Barclays, Brown Brothers Harriman, Google, iCrossing, Morgan Stanley, NYC Department of Education, R/GA, Ralph Lauren, SEO Career, and Teach for America.

Baruch Alum: Featured Keynote Speaker

Baruch SEEK and UMLA alum Jeffrey McClellan ’14, who works as an HCM associate at Goldman Sachs, opened the Diversity Career Expo as the keynote speaker. McClellan’s presentation was called “Leveraging Our Differences & Demystifying the Recruiting Process.” McClellan spoke along with Baruch student leader from SEEK and UMLA, Jeffrey Acosta ’18, who recently interned at Bank of America and will be working full-time at the financial institution after graduation.

Breakout Sessions with Special Programs

In addition to the mini-career fair where students interacted with employees from a variety of industries, the Diversity Career Expo offered special Meet-and-Greet breakout sessions. Students had the opportunity to hear more about the St. John’s University Ron Brown Law School Prep Program and The CUNY School of Law Pipeline to Justice Program.

Two job-search-strategy workshops, co-sponsored by the Students Veterans Association and by Student Disabilities Services, were also conducted. These workshops provided students with the opportunity to gain valuable insight on how to embrace their unique qualities and connect with some of the featured speakers from KPMG, Moody’s, Yelp, and TD Bank.

About Starr Career Development Center

The Starr Career Development Center at Baruch College provides comprehensive career services, skill development programs, internship and job search support for all Baruch undergraduate students. For more information regarding the Center, visit www.baruch.cuny.edu/careers.

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