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[Excerpt] With a growing emphasis on diversity hiring for a more holistic organization, companies are advocating for diversity-consciousness. Students, in particular, are the main source of raw talent, coming in to an organization with fresh perspectives, adept academically with the current trends. In the research presented, we find that representation in leadership, perceptions of self-efficacy, equal opportunities, and mentorship greatly influence diverse students in making career and employment decisions.


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Ferreira, K. & Rao, R. (2019). What is meaningful to students when considering a company - are there preferences based on ethnicity and gender? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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