Affinity Communities

Affinity groups are based on a shared identity or common goal to enhance community and networking among members of underserved student populations.  

Our intention with these pages is to:

  • Foster community and inclusion through mentors, allies, and peers

  • Advocate for programs and events to meet the needs of underserved student populations, such as: student-centered career consulting and events, our JCPenney Suite-Up event, Runway to Career Success Fashion Show, funds to support internships, Diversity Roundtables, Multicultural Career Fair Flip, and the B-Money Smart financial wellness programming

  • Increase awareness of marginalized group’s perspectives and concerns

*We recognize the intersectionality of individual identities and recommend that you join any affinity group that you identify with to connect to networks and explore helpful resources. 

How Leadership Development Programs Can Help New Grads—Especially Women—Get On The Management Track

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How Vision Boards Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

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Coupled with a well-thought-out strategy, a vision board can help you …

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5 Steps to Disclosing an Invisible Disability at Work

Once upon a time, I had a high-level job at a national magazine. I was up for a promotion to editor-in-chief and was invited to lunch with the company’s VP. He was a tall guy with legs as long as …

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How to Make Pronouns “Business as Usual”

Have you ever noticed a “pronoun line” line in a colleague’s email signature and wondered why it’s there? Then this article is for you!

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Featured Resources

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International Student Career Success Week
Fall International Student Career Success Series: Sept. 14-17, 2021

Every semester the Fleishman Center works with ISSS, Watson Career …

You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree. Now it’s time to focus on …

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