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Engaging Underrepresented Alumni

January 31, 2019

As part of continued efforts to advance diversity on campus and improve the dialogue on multiculturalism, the school invited underrepresented alumni, prospective students, and current students to join a discussion on advancing priority areas of recruitment, mentorship, networking and fundraising. In the past few years, the school has consistently implemented diversity initiatives to create more recruitment opportunities for applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Alumni can contribute and join the momentum by helping the school build a pipeline to increase representation on campus. Annual recruitment events, along with many other social events, continue to call for participation from alumni of color. Additionally, Global Career Services launched the long-term mentoring program that includes more representatives from diverse backgrounds.

Overall, by consistently improving its recruiting, mentoring, fundraising and networking efforts, the school strives to project underrepresented voices in international relations and normalize diversity as part of the conversation. The gathering led to many good conversations and inspired the staff to improve and create even more inclusive initiatives to encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply and engage with every single member in the school’s community.