Diversity First Initiative chapters are student-run organizations built to help their peers obtain corporate internships and jobs. Through speaker events and workshops, we will give you the tools to reach your academic and professional endeavors. If you’re interested in joining, you can explore our list of local chapters here.
Alongside gaining valuable industry insight and the necessary skills to achieve success in the workplace, membership with a Diversity First chapter connects you with top companies from various industries for paid internships!
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- Be recognized with us today! Starting a chapter is simple
- Although each university or college has their own requirements for forming an student organization, we specifically require 10 students to fill out the information on the “Start A Chapter” guidelines.
- Students additionally need to appoint a DFI Ambassador (Chapter President) and Chapter Vice President, but they are recommended to include additional officers for communications and event operations. If you are interested in becoming an officer, you must maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of 3.0.
DFI Ambassadors (Chapter Leaders)
DFI Ambassadors are college students who are committed to promoting and driving Diversity First at their universities. Alongside networking with peers, they have the opportunity to network with professionals while representing our Diversity FIRST™ brand through activities such as creating and distributing flyers, write-ups on our blog, and inviting friends to committee calls. All ambassadors are also welcome to participate in Diversity FIRST™’s programs.
Social Media Committee
Our Social Media Committee is open to all wishing to volunteer time to update our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles with relevant and interesting news and info. The Social Media Committee also contributes to our blog with posts about millennials, Gen-Y young professionals, our events and more. They help create a culture focused on multiculturalism and professional development by providing and highlighting tools and resources for millennials’ success.
Strategic Alliance Committee
The Strategic Alliance Committee comprises of working professionals who help forge partnerships between DiversityFIRST™ initiatives, and resources by leveraging their networks to drive programs and events. They are crucial in providing professional development information and focus points for first generation, multicultural students as they begin to advance in their careers. The Strategic Alliance Committee helps us find mentors and sponsors and gives tips through webinars and other videos to make sure our events benefit both millennials and professionals.
Program Development Committee
Our Program Development Committee is an activity and event planning committee that is open to all. The committee works together to oversee all current and future Diversity FIRST™ initiatives in an effort to facilitate the integration of millennials into a professional workforce by best meeting their needs.