U.Va. to Host Largest-Ever Diversity Career Day at the New John Paul Jones Arena

Oct. 27, 2006 -- Diversity Career Day will be held on Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena. The new venue has enabled the event to expand to a record-setting 400 recruiters from 150 organizations. Throughout the day, they will meet with more than 1,000 students from colleges and universities across Virginia and Washington D.C. Initiated in 1983, Diversity Career Day has consistently been the largest recruiting event of its kind for college students in the mid-Atlantic region.

The employers in attendance represent a variety of public, private and nonprofit entities from business, government, health care, technology and other fields. These organizations recognize the value of diversity in the workplace and are looking for students from all backgrounds and majors who are seeking jobs or internships. Diversity Career Day is open to all students.

In addition, a panel of employers will address "The Business of Diversity: Why and How It Matters from the Employer Perspective" on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5-6:30 p.m., in the Recruiting Room of Bryant Hall. Contact: Saskia Campbell, snc8v@virginia.edu, (434) 243-5573.

Members of the press are invited to cover the events, which are not open to the general public.

Diversity Career Day is sponsored by Macy's and the Central Intelligence Agency.