"Uncensored" career preparation program wins Jesuit universities' award as Best Program of the Year

The program helps diverse and multicultural students prepare themselves for job placement | April 3, 2012

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Career Services Center are the recipients of the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ Best Program of the Year Award, given to only one program from among all 28 Jesuit colleges and universities, for its career-preparation program “Uncensored.”

“Uncensored” is a professional development series which teaches students valuable workplace skills while helping them achieve success in graduate or professional school, the public sector and business. The program was created when office staff was noticed that some students were not taking advantage of professional development opportunities on campus.

Conversations revealed that students perceived the Career Services Center was for job placement only, not preparation. This perception was higher among first generation students, students of color and non-traditional students. The Career Services Center works to provide potential employers early access to talented multicultural students, knowing that corporations in a global society value diversity, and multiculturalism is critical to their success. The events always focus on diversity, and presenters share their stories, facts and tips in an uncensored manner.

“Uncensored” offers a safe place where students and employers can exchange information freely. It enhances Xavier’s reputation for producing multicultural students who are confident, competent, credible and committed to excellence. Formal and informal mentor relationships are created between alumni and local professionals and the students.

The program is open to all Xavier students—undergraduate, graduate and non-traditional—and is offered four times a year. Learn more at the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Career Services Center.