Hire Diverse Talent
University Career Services develops opportunities for employers that are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion to connect with target student populations defined as: 1) historically marginalized students, 2) under-served student majors.
There are several ways to identify and engage with students from these various identity groups in order to promote your organization as a place that is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. However, before you begin targeting these identity groups, ask yourself the following questions at minimum:
- How do you define under-represented groups in your organization and what is the impetus or reason for wanting to increase their numbers?
- What factors or conditions have you identified in your organization that contribute to difficulties in attracting, hiring, retaining, and promoting under-represented groups?
- What key DEI and Social Justice initiatives does your organization engage in, to not only be an Employer of Choice, but to also positively impact the communities in which it operates and serves?
Minority Student Organizations
- Black Student Movement
- Minority Business Student Alliance
- National Panhellenic Council (Black Greek Council)
- Carolina Indian Circle
- Mi Pueblo UNC
- Asian Student Association
- Black Sororities and Fraternities
Connect with Student Clubs and Organizations
Partnering with student organizations can be a powerful and authentic strategy for companies to access a diverse talent pipeline, recruit for internships and full-time jobs, and elevate their brand on campus. All student clubs at UNC Chapel Hill are registered on the Heel Life platform that is managed by the Carolina Union under the division of Student Affairs.
Employers Looking to Connect with UNC Student Organizations
If your organization is looking to partner with a student club for a high-impact experience, please complete this interest form.
Student Orgs Looking to Connect with Employers
Here is a list of student organizations that expressed interest to University Career Services in partnering or collaborating with companies/organizations through high impact experiences for the professional development (note: this list continues to expand each semester. We encourage you to revisit this page in the future to discover additional clubs for collaboration and partnership):
- Graduate Student Organizations:
- Biology Graduate Student Association - The BGSA’s mission is to serve as a liaison between graduate students, the Biology Department leadership, and the University administration to advocate for student interests, needs, and concerns, promote professional development, and maintain high academic integrity
- BioStatistics Student Association - The BioStatistics Student Association encourages interaction outside the classroom through volunteer, social, and educational opportunities and creates a stronger community within the Biostatistics Department and the School of Public Health
- Health Informatics Student Association - The mission of the Health Informatics Student Association is to provide professional, social, and educational activities for the students and to serve
their other needs
- Latine Graduate Association - The Latine Graduate and Professional Student Association (LGPSA) seeks to foster a sense of community and belonging for students who identify as, or support the culture of, Latin American and Hispanic people at UNC-Chapel Hill.
- Undergraduate Student Organizations
- Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity - The Alpha Chi Sigma chapter at UNC has been dedicated to giving back to the community while using its vast chemistry knowledge as an advantage.
- History Undergraduate Association - HUA offers engaging programs and events for UNC students interested in history, regardless of major, and aims to help prepare students for the future with resume workshops and one-on-one connections with professionals
- Geology Club at UNC-Chapel Hill - The Geology Club at UNC-Chapel Hill is an organization that welcomes all Carolina students with an interest in Geology. We serve to advance research and discovery within the geological sciences by hosting events such as research presentations, departmental and professional speakers, as well as fun outings and volunteer events. Group is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students.
- Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - oSTEM empowers LGBTQ+ students in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally. We hold social events to connect queer STEM students with one another, and we partner with graduate students in STEM Pride to provide one-on-one mentorship opportunities.
- Chinese Undergraduate Students Association - Chinese Undergraduate Student Association, a student-run organization open to everyone, is dedicated to bringing together Chinese students and scholars and those interested in Chinese culture or language at UNC. CUSA serves as an educational, cultural-learning instrument for the university and the community by organizing social events and other learning events which promote the awareness and appreciation for Chinese culture. CUSA also seeks to raise awareness of issues that impact Chinese culture as well as the local community.
- CompostMates at Carolina - Many individuals face barriers to composting. CompostMates breaks down those barriers through a free, twice monthly collection service for those without the time, space, transportation, and/or funds to donate food scraps or maintain their own compost. Group is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students.
- Advocacy for Universal Refugee Aid (AURA) - The Advocacy for Universal Refugee Aid (AURA) is a humanitarian based non-profit organization that utilizes resources on UNC's campus to provide medical/dental relief to refugees abroad. Through grant proposals, volunteer funding, and establishing an international presence through universities around the world, AURA has the capability to raise awareness regarding the need to allineate the health disparity and convert such awareness into tangible education programs for refugees.
- Black in Technology - Black in Technology (BiT) is a student and technology-based organization, that dedicates itself to the development of intensive programs for increasing Black and other ethnic participation in the field of technology and Computer Science. BiT aims to increase the representation of Black students pursuing degrees in technology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The primary mission of BiT is to voice the concerns of members and work to create an inclusive ecosystem for Black technology majors to thrive within the University. Group is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students.
- The Caribbean Student Association - The all-inclusive Caribbean Student Association showcases, educates, and celebrates the unique and diverse cultures of the Caribbean with the people of the Chapel Hill area while also providing service to local and Caribbean communities. Group is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students.
- Epsilon Eta Environmental Honors Fraternity - The mission of Epsilon Eta is to foster awareness of the intrinsic relationship between people and their environment through academics, the community, and service. Epsilon Eta seeks to create a networking environment that enables members to utilize the society as a means to enhance their actions as stewards of the environment. The Organization seeks to further stimulate the growth of resources for students pursuing environmental careers in the greater community at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Connect with Diverse Student Majors
We created a “skills by majors” list for UNC Chapel Hill to help organizations expand their talent pool beyond the “usual” majors. It’s far too easy for recruiters to only associate certain in-demand skills with students in STEM, Healthcare, and Business majors. You’d be surprised at what students across majors are learning that can help your organization remain competitive in its market. Check out the skills and learning outcomes that Tar Heel students are gaining across the various majors – diversify your talent outreach strategy!
To learn about the Undergraduate Majors and Graduate Majors at UNC Chapel Hill that align with your campus recruitment plans, please click the links below:
- Undergraduate Majors List: https://catalog.unc.edu/undergraduate/programs-study/
- Graduate Majors List: https://catalog.unc.edu/graduate/degree-programs/#bynametext
- Carolina Covenant Scholars Program – Covenant covers full financial need through grants, scholarships and work-study — no loans. The program also offers academic and personal support to help you get the most out of UNC and graduate on time.
- Carolina Firsts Program – At UNC-Chapel Hill, we proudly call first-generation college students “Carolina Firsts.” Making up more than 20% of our undergraduate population, Carolina Firsts are integral to our campus culture, contributing greatly to our diversity and intellectual life.
- Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program - Through C-STEP, or the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program, talented low- and moderate-income high school and community college students are guaranteed admission to Carolina. After being admitted to C-STEP and successfully completing their work at a partner community college, students come to Chapel Hill.
- Sonya H. Stone Black Cultural Center - “The Black Cultural Center” serves the cultural, intellectual, psychological and sociological needs of both the Black and Non-Black community at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as these needs relate to the Black Experience in America.
- Minority Scholars - Some outstanding minority students receive the Joseph E. Pogue Scholarship. In addition, minority students with at least 3.0 GPA frequently are employed as Minority Tutors/Advisors to underclassmen. Contact Office of Student Counseling, 919-962-2143.
- American Indian Center – “The American Indian Center (AIC) was established in 2006 by Provost Robert Shelton. Since being created, the AIC has connected University faculty, students and staff to Native Nations and communities both in North Carolina and abroad. Whether for research, class projects or student support, the AIC has proved to be a vital part of the UNC campus community.”
- Carolina Latinx Center – “The CLC is a home for the Latinx community on campus, providing an outlet for events and a space for students to organize and for faculty to connect with students and the community at large.”
- Asian American Center – “Founded in 2020, the Asian American Center’s mission is to cultivate a critical understanding of Asian American peoples, cultures, and histories. Through education, organizing, and advocacy, the AAC will engage and empower Asian American students, faculty, and staff and the greater Carolina community. The AAC will enhance the University’s commitment to excellence by expanding access to interdisciplinary learning and preparing the next generation of leaders for an increasingly multicultural society.”
- LGBTQ Center – The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center works to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for UNC-Chapel Hill community members of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
- Carolina Veterans Resource Center – The Carolina Veterans Resource Center (CVRC) provides a welcoming environment to study, hang out and meet other military-connected students. Not only do we welcome veterans, but dependents, spouses, and ROTC students as well.
- NACE Diversity Resources – Articles on Best Practices and Trends in DEI Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement.