UGA Virtual Diversity and Inclusion Career Conference

Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Location: Virtual Venue (Online)

Corporate Rate: $200
Government/Nonprofit Rate: $100


2021 Virtual UGA Diversity & Inclusion Career Conference

**Sponsored by AT&T**

Thursday, February 25th, 4:00 PM-8:00 PM

**Please note that the associated Handshake event allows you to register for the conference and set up your schedule for the Networking Hour, 7:00-8:00 PM, but the registration cost covers the entire 4:00-8:00 PM conference sessions and keynote. Please see the agenda below.

Keynote speaker: Matthew French, Your Identity, Your Career: Understanding Identity and Inclusion Branding

There is limited capacity for this online event, so make sure to register as soon as possible.

  • Corporate Rate: $200
  • Gov’t/NonProfit Rate: $100

This year’s conference will allow companies and organizations to learn about recruiting trends from our campus partners and to virtually connect with students during the networking hour, using the Handshake platform.

Additional benefits include:

  • Keynote: Hear from a thought leader in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space to gain insights and inspiration!
  • Hear from our UGA Diversity Campus Liaisons (such as International Student Life, Multicultural Services and Programs, Veterans Resource Center, Disability Resource Center, TRIO, and the Office of Institutional Diversity) on the unique needs of our diverse populations on campus to help you better attract top talent.
  • Share your company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and share any open jobs or internships with students during the networking hour using Handshake’s platform.


4:00-4:15 PM EST: Welcome!

4:30-6:00 PM EST: UGA Diversity Campus Partner Panel

In this session, you will hear from our diversity partners and students on campus (such as International Student Life, Multicultural Services and Programs, Veterans Resource Center, Disability Resource Center, TRIO, and the Office of Institutional Diversity) about the career needs of diverse student populations. Employers will gain knowledge on student perceptions, workplace values, and your organization’s cultural considerations to help attract diverse talent.

6:30-7:00 PM EST: Keynote

            Matthew French: Your Identity, Your Career: Understanding Identity and Inclusion Branding

7:00PM – 8:00 PM EST; Networking Hour, via Handshake Platform

Your Role: Make sure to register for the event on Handshake and to schedule group or one-on-one sessions to connect with students!

You can use this time to tell the students about your company and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as share any open positions in your organization. Students may also seek general career advice from you as they begin their job or internship search.


For first-time users, you will need to create your personal account and link to your employer's Handshake page before you can register for the fair. (This is a one-time-only process.) Go to for additional instructions.


Diversity Partner Sponsorship $1,500 (2 available)

Receive recognition in both print and digital publicity distributed to students including event flyer, social media campaign, and targeted student emails

Engage students via Career Center’s Instagram account (12.1K followers) with a video about your company and/or an Instagram Story Takeover during the week of the event.

 ** If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Holly Getchell at and Bethany Mills at


Registration is available to the first 40 employers that sign up. Please note that you’ll receive a notification from Handshake indicating that you’re able to schedule group and 1:1 student meetings for the 7:00-8:00 PM Networking Hour portion of this event. You can schedule one-on-one sessions and/or group meeting(s) with room for 50 participants each. If you’d like to host larger group meetings during the fair, you’ll be able to enter an external video meeting link and host the meeting in the system of your choice. To learn more about virtual fair scheduling options and how to use them, please view this Handshake tutorial: 

Due to the online (virtual) delivery format of this event, student attendance is subject to fluctuation and may be uneven across the 'virtual booths'. No refunds will be issued based on number of students in attendance for the event as a whole or per organization.

All event participants are strongly encouraged to test and verify connection strength of their WiFi network and general performance of computer hardware before joining the event. The UGA Career Center is not responsible if participants cannot access the event due to internet connectivity issues. Career Center and Handshake staff will be available the day of the event to field questions and provide limited technical support.

In the event of widespread technical issues originating from the event host during the career fair time period, we will immediately post a notification online at advising of any issues.

Questions? Email LeAnn Golob at

This event is sponsored by the UGA Career Center

The Career Center is committed to providing access for all people. If you have accessibility concerns, please contact us at (706) 542-3375 prior to the event to arrange reasonable accommodations.

To learn more about the UGA Career Center's Virtual Career Fairs, click/tap the button below:

Click here for a list of key dates (including fairs, events, semester breaks, etc.) to keep in mind as you plan your recruiting activities.