University of Southern Indiana

Executive Diversity Scholars

executive diversity scholars

The Executive Diversity Scholars program is a career focused initiative designed for talented students from diverse backgrounds. It is an academic year long program designed to connect them with CEOs and top executives of Tri-State companies. This helps to put them on the fast track with their career aspirations.

Benefits include:

  • Support from Career Services
  • Networking opportunities with CEO's and top executives
  • Career Development
  • Professional Development
  • Job Shadowing Opportunities
  • Potential Job Opportunity

Executive Diversity Scholars started as a pilot program by the Multicultural Center during the 2007-2008 academic year. The MCC recognized a need to advocate for increased opportunities in the workforce for multicultural students.  It was designed to assist those students who typically would not have the opportunity to experience an internship or co-op opportunity but had the potential to be successful citizens in a global society.

Members of the Executive Diversity Scholars are typically selected during the summer by invitation only based upon involvement and academic success. Members meet once a month on Fridays between 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

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