Lesson Summary

In this lesson, you learned:

  • How organizations define the word “diversity,” (and how this definition may differ from your definition)
  • The importance of exploring your own identity in terms of diversity
  • The reasons people choose to, or choose not to, disclose their identity during a job search
  • Tips for identifying culturally-sensitive companies/grad programs that may be of interest

Diversity is a part of everyday business life. Corporations, organizations, and programs can only be further enriched with the value that diverse populations bring to the workplace; however, acceptance challenges are still encountered. Let’s now learn how you can bypass what’s been defined in the business world as “diversity challenges,” and identify your cultural and diverse strengths as valuable skills. We invite you to continue learning more about marketing your diversity to businesses and grad programs in Lesson 2: Career Strategies for Marketing Your Diverse Skills.