Building a more diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all
In the Spring of 2021, The College of Arts and Sciences took the initiative to launch a new event designed to help students develop the necessary skills for addressing professional situations of systemic racism and exclusion, or scenarios where employees need to respond to actions or words of their employer. Each year, this event is hosted as a partnership between Career Success and The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
The annual Diversity Case Study Competition focuses on a theoretical case study strongly based in documented real-life scenarios. Students are grouped together and given several days to decide how a cohort of employees might respond to an employer's actions. Students then present their responses to a panel of judges comprised of HR professionals who provided feedback and selected a winning team.
The continued success of this event has garnered the attention of more students and employers. In the Fall of 2022, we held our 3rd Annual Diversity Case Study Competition and with the case focused on disability discrimination.
To participate, students must first attend one of two info sessions where they'll learn what is involved in the competition and receive an application to participate.
To learn more about participating in this annual event, please visit our Programming & Events page and see if it has been scheduled.
Are you an employer who is interested in participating in a future competition?
The annual Diversity Case Study Competition is an opportunity to recruit talented, high caliber students to your organization. We currently offer the following opportunities to participate:
- Serve on the Employer Judge Panel
- Sponsor a meal for all participants in the event
- Provide prizes/gifts for the winning team and other participants
Employer inquiries can be directed to Kayli Futty at email@example.com.
This program contributes to the skill identification, skill development, skill articulation and/or general promotion of these Buckeye Advantage Readiness Competencies:
This annual event is open to all Arts and Sciences students and will benefit students in all Career Communities:
Career Communities help you discover new career paths, inform you of community-specific networking events, and exciting ways to become career ready! Join as many as you’d like. Log into Handshake, select “Career Interests” from your account drop-down menu, and identify the Career Communities that interest you!