The Diversity and Inclusion Equation

Posted September 22, 2015 by

While diversity is expressed in multiple ways, that does not mean people can’t get along. Initially believing in one thing doesn’t mean we cannot change our minds. By accepting our differences and including others who are different, we achieve equality in both diversity and inclusion.

To help explore these issues, College Recruiter is hosting a College Recruiting Bootcamp on LGBT and other diversity hiring issues on Tuesday, September 29th at the Twilio headquarters in San Francisco. Join us.

Prior to that event, we’ll publish the opinions from a number of talent acquisition and recruiting leaders about why and how employers should diversify their workforces. In today’s article, Stephanie Kennedy of My College Planning Team explains the difference between diversity and inclusion from a college perspective.

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Stephanie Kennedy, Founder, My College Planning Team

I believe that, in the context of college, Diversity = tolerance (even acceptance) of those who think, act, look, and understand differently than you, and Inclusion = embracing (figuratively) those who hold those differences and allowing them to change who you are (and them changing as well). Diversity is “You and I;” Inclusion is “We.”

Stephanie Kennedy brings a uniquely diverse perspective to the high school student’s college search and admissions process. Having read hundreds of college applications and assisted thousands of students in their college adjustment and personal development, she understands the admissions process. Her services through My College Planning Team provide expertise in a successful college search, including:

  • Interest and Career Assessment and Guidance
  • Finding Colleges that are the Right Fit for You
  • Highlighting Leadership and Extracurricular Activities
  • College Application Assistance and Review
  • Admission/Scholarship Essay Development/Critique
  • ACT/SAT Review and Tutoring
  • Personal Interview Coaching
  • Understanding Financial Aid
  • How to Stay Organized in Your College Search Process
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