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Office of Career and Global Engagement

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Our Commitment

The Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business holds a Core Value of Inclusiveness. The Office of Career and Global Engagement aims to uphold this value by looking at all our work through the lens of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Our culture is built and upheld by our behaviors, our personal commitment, our curiosity and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same.

By helping to create an inclusive culture, the Office of Career and Global Engagement will work to inspire you to try new things, speak openly and be bold. By doing this, it brings us together in ways that help us stand out. Our inclusive culture empowers all of us to build, develop and grow.

  • Inclusion and Equity Mixer

    The Inclusion and Equity Mixer is an opportunity for students within the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business to meet one another, reflect on their experiences at Clemson and within the workplace and have a safe space to feel supported and advocated for by the Office of Career and Global Engagement and the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business as a whole.

  • The Business Dilemma
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    The Business Dilemma is a six-session (1-hour each) series that aims to provide a space for dialogue and discourse, to meet one another and discuss current topics surrounding justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) issues in the workplace. This is a great opportunity to have difficult conversations and learn how to discuss these topics and how they translate to our campus and your future work environments.

    Structure and Format:
    The Business Dilemma is broken into four stages:

    1. Stage 1 (Session 1 & 2): Creating a Shared Meaning of Dialogue
    2. Stage 2 (Session 3): Identity, Social Relationships, and Navigating Conflict
      • Students will complete the Intercultural Development Inventory
    3. Stage 3 (Sessions 4 & 5): DEIB Topic in Business
      • Fall 2021 DEIB Topic: Heterosexism/Sexism in the Workplace
      • Spring 2022 DEIB Topic: Racism in the Workplace
    4. Stage 4 (Session 6): Alliances and Other Next Steps

    Inspired by The Program on Intergroup Relations from the University of Michigan.

    Learning Outcomes:

    1. Students will learn foundational skills to have hard conversations in the workplace.
    2. Students will understand the potential impacts of their IDI orientation on interactions within the individual and group settings.
    3. Students will reflect on their experience and what they learned through The Business Dilemma through a Creative Expression Presentation.

    Application Process:
    The Business Dilemma is limited to 20 students per semester, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Students interested in participating must complete a five-question application by the dates below for the Fall or Spring semester, which will be posted when the application is open.

    For more information or questions, please contact Mentoring and Student Engagement Graduate Assistant Tony Giannotti or Diversity, Equity and Inclusion UPIC Intern Summer Shaw.

  • Diversity Powers Business Power Community

    What are Power Communities?

    Power Communities can be thought of as Facebook Groups but located in The Business Network through the TigerLink Gateway. It is a place for individuals that share a common interest or are passionate to share and learn information through discussion boards and resources. This community is for alumni, faculty, staff and students who are interested in learning more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the workplace.

    Topics include:

    • Advocacy and Allyship
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Discrimination in the workplace
    • Diversity Recruitment
    • Identity Conscious Supervision
    • Inclusive Supervision

    In this community, individuals can ask questions in the discussion and engage with others. There are also resources in the form of PDFs, podcasts and YouTube videos.

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