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Join the DEI Collective for Inclusive Hiring and Training
We’re driving positive change by fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations nationwide. Established in 2020, our award-winning program partners with leading companies, non-profits, and research institutions committed to creating more diverse and inclusive workplaces.
Why Choose the DEI Collective?
Joining us means you’re taking proactive steps towards increasing access + representation of students from historically marginalized communities, empowering them with the tools to succeed, and making sure their voices are included. By becoming a member, you’ll enjoy exclusive benefits and access to a network of like-minded thought leaders.
- Promotion: Gain visibility among 50,000+ prospective job candidates and 50+ identity-based student organizations.
- Candidate Pool: Attract applications from 8,000+ actively seeking candidates.
- Community: Join a dynamic community of thought leaders + organizations committed to prioritizing DE&I in their workplace.
To ensure a successful partnership, we ask members to:
- Attend a DE&I training session offered by Hire Hopkins.
- Complete an anti-racism and gender equality inventory, contributing to transparency and understanding.
- Share salary information on JHU’s job portal for roles recruiting Hopkins students.
- Let candidates know if you choose not to proceed with their application.
- Report on any hires made through our program to help us track the success of this initiative.
Our Diverse Student Community
of undergraduate students identify as FLI (First-Generation and/or Limited-Income)
of undergraduate students have had at least one internship experience
of undergraduate students identify as Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Multiracial, or Indigenous
undergraduate students across 3 schools
master’s students across 9 schools
doctoral students across 8 schools
Hear firsthand from students about the impact the DEI Collective had on them.
Past DEIC Partners
Upcoming Training & Orientation Session Dates
Wed, Nov 22
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Thu, Dec 7
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM EST
Sign up for a session by completing the interest form here! The December 7th training will be the final opportunity of the year.
Over the past 3 years, we ran a much more operationally involved hiring initiative as part of the DEI Collective. After collecting 3 years of data and feedback from internal partners, employers, and students, we’ve decided to split the program into more bespoke offerings to make the program more scalable.
As a result, the DEI Collective in its 4th iteration is both a training program and a way for companies to reflect through the DEIC inventory (an anti-racism and gender equality inventory based on the work of Roderick Lewis) and share those reflections + realities with students.
In this iteration, employers can have full autonomy over timelines and their actions in with students. We believe this will ultimately allow us to scale the program to match more employers and students with meaningful internships and jobs, and ultimately lead to even better outcomes.
- Special promotion to 50K+ job candidates and 50+ identity-based student organizations.
- Drive applications from 8K+ actively seeking candidates.
- Gain access to a dynamic community of thought leaders and organizations prioritizing DE&I in their workplace.
We’re pointing students to Handshake, where we have the DEI Collective label applied to the company, and to their roles. Additionally, we’re engaging in direct marketing to students through assorted channels (campus branding, emails, social media). Finally, we’ve built an internal-facing page so students can review the Employer Inventories.
Diversifying your hiring funnel is just the first step; students want to see that the workplaces they are entering have equity and inclusion (and in turn, their trajectories) in mind. To understand the differences between “D,” “E” and “I”, we recommend this resource (and our training, of course!)
This program is an opportunity for you to reflect on making your workplace more equitable and inclusive and to start taking action in community, one step at a time.
We offer this program and the associated training for free. However, we rely on you to abide by the program requirements, and each member must be committed to fairly compensating their student interns.
The Employer Inventories are hosted on a JHU SharePoint site, that requires students to be logged in as Hopkins students to view it.
Yes! The best way to stay abreast of engagement opportunities is through our newsletter. Here’s the link to register if you’re not currently receiving it.
Some opportunities from this recent newsletter include:
- International Career Collective Employer Expo. Sign up here for advanced degree, and here for undergraduate.
- Engineering and Tech career fair February 23rd from 12-4pm. Sign up here.
- And a few events to save the date for: STEM Career Fair (2/23); Public Health Career Fair (3/1); School of Education Networking (1/27); Carey Business School recruiting (assorted).
Regarding the DEI Collective, filling out the Inventory with clear language that’s specific. Be concise, transparent & accountable.
Beyond the Collective:
- Look for opportunities, via the newsletter, to connect with students at events. We’ve found that companies that engage with our students outside of just job postings receive more attention from our students.
- Check out some of our recent blog posts, such as this post where we discuss what stands out to students in a Job Description, or this post on Gen Z.