DLTP & Your Career

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This is a presentation that I used to give to Ohio State University freshmen as part of the First Year Experience program - it emphasized how diversity awareness and leadership development could positively influence their career achievement.

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  • Who did you go to first for some of the more ethnic ones like “HS that’s less than 50% white”? Good ones for the what would it be like – Be the first person to attend college compared to having parents who went here…how easy / hard would it be to get around… Is left-handed…not being able to rest your elbow on the desk – left-handed desks - who of the right-handers ever thought of that? Celebrating a religion other than Christianity – not having your holidays recognized… Attending a high school with less than 100 students…wouldn’t that be quite an adjustment…whole college might be bigger than your whole town! Has been in a class where they were the only person of their race…what would it be like if you were to miss class one day – do you think anyone would notice?
  • Who was able to find someone who was stereotyped? Definitions: An exaggerated image of the characteristics of a particular group. Phrase coined by Walter Lippmann (1922) to describe “pictures in our head” www.uihome.uidaho.edu/default.aspx a negative or limiting preconceived belief about a certain type of person that is applied to everyone in that group. www.nationaltcc.org/tcc / A stereotype is a popularly held belief about a type of person or a group of people which does not take into account individual differences. www.gsanetwork.org/justiceforall/definitions.htm “ Stereotypes are devices for saving a biased person the trouble of learning” What are stereotypes about young people? - Reckless, all they do is party,
  • It can be difficult and risky, takes courage – but it’s worth it because privilege and oppression hurts all of us!
  • Don’t forget to mention the possibility of minoring or majoring in concentrations like American Studies (study of American culture, including art, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, science), African American and African studies , Asian American Studies , Folklore (literature, verbal patterns, arts, architecture, rituals, crafts, and other traditions of various groups), Latino/a studies , Sexuality studies (how human sexualities have been and are currently expressed and theorized) also majors…or just take one to fulfill a requirement like Comparative Labor Movements or Mass Communication and Society. Once again, President Karen Holbrook and Provost Barbara Snyder are hosting the annual Diversity Lecture and Cultural Arts Series on the campus of The Ohio State University. This program, now in its sixth year, offers the campus and Columbus community exposure to some of the most eminent scholars and leaders from around the nation. Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. “Are We there Yet? 21st Century Challenges in Achieving Diversity” Tuesday, October 17, 2006 4:00 p.m. Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law 55 West 12th Avenue Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, and Founding and Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, is a prominent legal theorist who has made an international reputation by taking a hard look at complex issues of law and by working to secure the rights guaranteed by the Constitution for everyone equally under the law.  http:// cyber.law.harvard.edu/ogletree.html
  • DLTP & Your Career

    1. 1. Jumpstart Your College Career Today! A Presentation by Kimberly Knowles DeRoche and Lisa Weiss OSU Multicultural Center – Diversity Leadership Transcript Program [email_address] [email_address]
    2. 2. Goals for This Session <ul><li>To share with you how you can jumpstart your college career by developing diversity awareness and appreciation . </li></ul><ul><li>To help you gain an increased understanding of privilege , oppression & stereotyping . </li></ul><ul><li>To share with you ways that you can work for social justice . </li></ul><ul><li>To share with you how the Multicultural Center can be a resource for you during your time at Ohio State and beyond. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Your Goals What Do You Hope to Achieve? Make a Difference Have fun Get good grades Make your parents proud Get Into Graduate School Make friends Stay out of trouble Get a Job Graduate
    4. 4. Your Challenge – What Will You Need? <ul><li>In order to succeed at OSU and beyond, you will need to: </li></ul><ul><li>Decide what kind of person you want to become </li></ul><ul><li>Work effectively with others on group projects </li></ul><ul><li>Get along well with people on your floor </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare yourself to live and work in an increasingly interconnected, global world </li></ul><ul><li>In order to do all of that, you will need to develop diversity awareness and appreciation ! </li></ul>
    5. 5. Human Bingo <ul><li>Just to show you it’s not all hard work and no play…let’s play a little game </li></ul><ul><li>Find different people in the room to sign their name in each box – try to get as many as possible! </li></ul><ul><li>Whoever gets the most wins a prize… </li></ul>
    6. 6. Let’s Debrief! <ul><li>What was it like to play Human Bingo? </li></ul><ul><li>Which boxes were easier to fill in? </li></ul><ul><li>Which boxes were harder to fill in? </li></ul><ul><li>Which characteristics in the boxes would make it easier to succeed at OSU & which could make it more difficult? </li></ul>&quot;Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.&quot; Author Unknown
    7. 7. Let’s Talk About Stereotypes! <ul><li>What is a stereotype? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can be a victim of stereotyping? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some common stereotypes about “young people”? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it feel like to be stereotyped? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Work for Social Justice <ul><li>How can we counteract privilege, oppression & stereotypes? </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from people who are different than you </li></ul><ul><li>Keep an open mind – don’t assume – ask! </li></ul><ul><li>Form authentic relationships with others </li></ul><ul><li>Refuse to accept the status quo </li></ul><ul><li>Become an ally - use your areas of privilege to stand up for disadvantaged groups </li></ul>“ Know that the past is not your fault, but the present and the future are your responsibility.&quot; Author Unknown
    9. 9. OSU Multicultural Center <ul><li>Working for Social Justice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Justice Cohort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Coalition Building Institute </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advocacy and Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>African American Student Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Indian Student Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asian American Student Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hispanic Student Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women’s Student Services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expanding the Conversation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Diversity Initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Men’s Initiatives </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. How Can OSU Help? Other Diversity Resources <ul><li>In-Class Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service-Learning Initiative Website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office of International Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversity-Themed Coursework </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Out-of-Class Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Organization Resource Center (SOURCE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Living-Learning Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>President and Provost’s Diversity Lecture Series </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. How Can OSU Help? Diversity Leadership Transcript Program <ul><li>Founded for the following two reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>To empower students to develop competencies related to Leadership , Ethics , and Diversity . </li></ul><ul><li>To provide students with a way to document their new competencies and activities for future career efforts and academic pursuits. </li></ul><ul><li>DLTP is currently making changes to serve you better – look for news early winter quarter! </li></ul>
    12. 12. Top 3 Things to Do This Quarter! <ul><li>Register to take a service-learning or diversity-related class in winter ! </li></ul><ul><li>Attend at least one MCC-sponsored event and bring a friend! </li></ul><ul><li>Make a point to attend at least one other diversity-themed FYSS session! </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Questions ?? </li></ul>
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