Highlights of actionable steps include:
Create an inclusive environment throughout the recruiting process. Plan a variety of formats and contact points for students with different learning and communication styles and involve a variety of employer representatives who reflect your diverse workforce and who can speak comfortably regarding employer DEI efforts and goals.
Focus on small group and interpersonal interactions – these are most valued by students over large group engagements, webinars, etc.
Treat presentations and recruiting information as reference materials that are best shared in advance. Spend time interacting with students to build connections; Q&A sessions, workshops, and social/bonding events are valued by students.