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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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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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