Networking Programs & Diverse Student Populations


Networking Programs & Diverse Student Populations


Does your current programming meet the needs of diverse students? Are you extending your resources to enhance inclusivity and diversity components necessary for your student population?

Networking events can be overwhelming. They can be especially challenging for students who feel isolated when they don’t feel represented in the crowd. Using a learning outcome and competency-based approach, join Amanda Cox and Julia Makela, who share an approach used at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, to develop and execute networking events in collaboration with internal stakeholders to create an atmosphere of inclusivity and community through peer to peer, alumni mentoring, and employer engagement strategies. Assessment data are provided to demonstrate impact.

Following this program, you will be able to:

  • Develop a sustainable employer and alumni engagement strategy;
  • Examine on-campus opportunities for collaboration;
  • Explore collaborative strategies that can be customized for your student populations; and
  • Assess high impact practices related to career development outcomes.


Amanda Cox, Associate Director for Career Education & Professional Connections, The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Julia Makela, Associate Director for Assessment and Research, The Career Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Visit the FAQ page or contact NACE Professional Development at, 610.625.1026.