Workshops on Work Life for Diversity Groups



By Stuart Esrock, Ph.D.

The University Career Center (UCC)is getting ready to present a series of workshops for several diversity groups on campus to discuss work-related matters.  The “Working While” series will feature representatives of various companies who will offer advice to students about navigating work life.

The goal of these Q&A sessions is to facilitate an open and candid conversation between students and company representatives on matters like salary negotiation, family-friendly company policies, harassment in the workplace, and other issues.  Each event will be focused for students from one specific diversity group on the UofL campus.  

UCC Associate Director Donna Lee developed the workshop series. “We have previously coordinated diversity career fairs.  But, the 'Working While' series enables the UCC to have an even more intentional focus on maximizing the success of students in various diversity groups. These panels of working professionals allow us to show the students that the world of work reflects them.”

The first two events in the “Working While” series are:

  • Working While LGBTQIA+: Tuesday, March 23, 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Working While Female: Friday, March 26, 2:00-3:00 pm

  Working While LGBTQIA+        Working While Female


The UCC will soon announce dates and times for two additional “Working While” virtual events:

  • Working While Having a Disability
  • Working While Black or LatinX

 For more information on these sessions and to register, please visit our Working While web page.   Some of these workshops will be recorded and available on-demand for later viewing.  To view those recordings, additional past online sessions and workshops, and other career-related content, go to the University Career Center Virtual Workshops web page.