Tag Archives: Diversity & Inclusion

Work in International Affairs. Explore what it at means!

The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) is a great resource with a job board, graduate school information and tons of information about opportunities in the public, non-profit and private sectors, along with details about subject areas like human rights and international law, conflict resolution, development and relief, education, and more.

Explore it all here: https://apsia.org/

We Need More Doctors With Disabilities

One-fifth of all Americans have a disability, but less than 1 percent of doctors do. That’s slowly starting to change—to the benefit of medicine and patients.

Advances in technology are gradually expanding the pipeline for applicants with disabilities, both creating new means of accommodation and making accommodations that were once too clunky or expensive easier and cheaper.

“Doctors are healers, but they’re also arbiters of what’s normal,” said Temple. They tell us whether our worries are worth the worry. They help us grapple with the fragility of our bodies, the contingency of our lives. We see and hear and walk, but we won’t always. As we age, we are more and more likely to gain a disability—nearly three-quarters of adults over 80 live with one. Doctors with disabilities are not only able to heal us in the same ways as any other doctor; they may be able to help us better understand our bodies and how to live in them.”

Read the full article by Nathan Lohrman in Slate.

Code2040: The Future of Tech

Code2040 creates access, awareness, and opportunities for top Black and Latinx engineering talent to ensure their leadership in the innovation economy.

“Code2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Black and Latinx people. Code2040 aims to close the achievement, skills, and wealth gaps in the United States. Our goal is to ensure that by the year 2040 – the start of the decade when the US will be majority people of color – we are proportionally represented in America’s innovation economy as technologists, investors, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.”

Based in San Francisco, Code2040 works with students, professionals, and companies around the country.

Check out their Technical Applicant Prep Program:

TAP bridges Computer Science education with careers in tech, to provide Black and Latinx students with the network, resources and community to launch and sustain their tech careers.

TAP programming takes multiple forms:

  • TAP Retreats:  2-day internship prep retreats
  • Tech Trek: Alternative Winter/Spring Break trips to Bay Area tech companies
  • First Years On Campus: Cohort-based programming for freshmen in CS
  • Academic year on-campus engagement including skills-building workshops & leadership training
  • Year-round webinars
  • 1:1 virtual coaching and mentorship
  • Monthly blogs and student news

Also, we’ll keep you posted on their Tech Trek 2018!