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Robinson Career Advancement Center Diversity Breakfast

J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Multicultural Programming

Groups Served
Collegiate, Faculty, Other, Staff

Program Website

Contact Information
Holmes, Denise
dholmes17@gsu.edu

Address
55 Park Place
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta

Funding

Multiple Sponsors

Overview

The Robinson CAC Diversity Breakfast was started in 2011. This event is an annual event that is held each spring in the morning of the spring Career EXPO at the Hyatt Regency. The purpose of this event is to highlight Robinson's diverse student population with a moderated student panel, allow employer table sponsors to present on diversity and inclusion initiatives in their respective organizations and to allow an intimate experience which includes networking between students and employers.

Benefits

Benefits include:
Community building with corporate partners, faculty and student population;
Knowledge sharing on diversity and inclusion initiatives in corporations;
Fundraising for more diverse programming within the Robinson CAC;
Access for our corporate partners to our diverse student population;
Diversity awareness – faculty, staff, students and corporate partners.

Discipline Focus
Business Management, Computer & Information Sciences

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Ability/Disability, Age, First Generation, Gender, Military/Veteran Status, Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Socioeconomic Status

Race/Ethnic Group
American Indian, Asian, Black, Gender, Hispanic/ Latinx groups, Multi-racial, Pacific Islander, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiians

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
03/01/2011

Number Served
2501-3000

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

NCR – Anthony Burdett
GA Pacific – Sheliah Williams
Bank of America
Enterprise Holdings
VMWare

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series) (7), Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The annual event, Robinson CAC Diversity Breakfast, that celebrates the diversity of the Robinson student population as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives of our corporate sponsors.

Self-efficacy Emphasis

Networking events with potential mentors; Student panel discussions

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

Acknowledging students where they are in the student panel discussions. Intimate networking between students and corporate sponsors which includes discussions about the students background and needs.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Through the student panel discussion which allows an opportunity for participants to discuss their journey and the Event resume and program book which includes personalized narratives on each student panel participant.

Evaluation Methods

average attendance to events

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),mentoring program alumni

Outcome Milestones

Key Performance Indicators

Event attendance

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 2: Multicultural Programming

Established
03/01/2011

Number Served
2501-3000

Notable Leaders, Stakeholders, or Speakers

NCR – Anthony Burdett
GA Pacific – Sheliah Williams
Bank of America
Enterprise Holdings
VMWare

Research Routines, Responsibilities and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ training/coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, modules, professional development etiquette, facilitated discussion, panel, summit, educational programming, speaker series) (7), Celebrations of diverse groups (e.g. Black history, Asian American/ Pacific Islander Heritage, etc.)

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

The annual event, Robinson CAC Diversity Breakfast, that celebrates the diversity of the Robinson student population as well as diversity and inclusion initiatives of our corporate sponsors.

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Networking events with potential mentors; Student panel discussions

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

Acknowledging students where they are in the student panel discussions. Intimate networking between students and corporate sponsors which includes discussions about the students background and needs.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Academic recognition (i.e. research credibility, prestige), Knowledge transfer to the community (e.g., parents, peers, stakeholders)

Mentoring Components

Mentoring is not used in our program

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Through the student panel discussion which allows an opportunity for participants to discuss their journey and the Event resume and program book which includes personalized narratives on each student panel participant.

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

average attendance to events

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),mentoring program alumni