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Employer Insights for Navigating the Job Search as an International Student

Rukaiya standing under a Tesla Gigafactory 1 sign.Rukaiya Tunkiwala, M.S. Industrial Engineering, December 2018

This blog entry is the last installment in a series addressing specific job search considerations for underrepresented and diverse candidates. We recognize that identities are intersectional and that identity markers do not exist independently of each other, and we offer this information to those who would like to apply it in their job search. Today’s blog is written by Rukaiya Tunkiwala, 2018 M.S. Industrial Engineering graduate and full-time Industrial Engineer with Tesla.

Tell us about your role at your most recent position:

I was an Industrial Engineering Intern for Tesla at Gigafactory 1 in Reno, Nevada. My responsibilities included designing a warehouse for hazardous materials and space and flow allocations for future assembly lines. I am now heading back to Tesla, full time, as an Industrial Engineer and will be responsible for high level decision making regarding space allocation, factory layout … 

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Employer Insights for Navigating the Job Search as a Veteran Candidate

This blog entry is the fifth in a series addressing specific job search considerations for underrepresented and diverse candidates. We recognize that identities are intersectional and that identity markers do not exist independently of each other, and we offer this information to those who would like to apply it in their job search. Today’s blog is written by Sue Zazon, Huntington's Central Ohio Regional President.

How does your company support veteran employees?

Huntington recognizes and honors those who have served or are serving in our military. As a company, we’ve taken important steps to expand the capability for all colleagues who self-identify as service members, Veterans, and families to be included in the military service support we offer before, during and after their service. Our Military colleagues and their families benefit because of the collaboration between the Military Business Resource Group, (MBRG), and our Human Resources group, and the … 

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Employer Insights for Navigating the Job Search as a Woman in Engineering

This blog entry is the fourth in a series addressing specific job search considerations for underrepresented and diverse candidates. We recognize that identities are intersectional and that identity markers do not exist independently of each other, and we offer this information to those who would like to apply it in their job search. Today’s blog is written by Jayne Kim, PhD, Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist for MedicaSafe, Inc.

How does your company support women employees?

I have had the pleasure of working at two biotechnology startup companies in New York City that have almost an equal amount of female and male employees. It showed the companies’ efforts to hire diversely across their business. With STEM companies being known for hiring a low number of female engineers, it was very encouraging to see the support for female engineers in these big city startups. This was a huge part in my decision … 

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Employer Insights for Navigating the Job Search as a Student with a Disability

This blog entry is the third of a series addressing specific job search considerations for underrepresented and diverse candidates. We recognize that identities are intersectional and that identity markers do not exist independently of each other, and we offer this information to those who would like to apply it in their job search.

Today, Microsoft contributors Winnie Li, Program Manager, and a Campus Recruiter offer insight into their company's support of hiring candidates with disabilities and additional advice for students. Microsoft believes “the diversity of our workforce and inclusion of talented people from different backgrounds is the fuel that keeps the engines of innovation and growth running. This is essential to our long-term success. In order to build the best products for everyone, we need to have a diverse and inclusive workforce across all abilities. For example, in the case for autism, we know there is an untapped pool of … 

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Employer Insights for Navigating the Job Search as an Underrepresented Minority Student

This blog entry is the second of a series addressing specific job search considerations for underrepresented and diverse candidates. We recognize that identities are intersectional and that identity markers do not exist independently of each other, and we offer this information to those who would like to apply it in their job search. Today’s blog is written by Rachel Ligman, Manager – North America University Relations at Eaton.

When it comes to evaluating potential employers on inclusion and diversity, it is important to examine both external brand, and internal culture. The external brand is how they show up when they know you are looking – at a career fair, conference, or company presentation. The internal persona is what is happening to a company, without their control over the brand message.

The external brand around inclusion & diversity:

The National Diversity Conferences (as well as regional conferences) are a great way … 

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