The Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES) affirms the guiding principles and values as outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion Statement for Miami University. CCES is committed to identifying career pathways for students that speak to the uniqueness and intersectionality of identities and ways in which identities operate in a global society.

Through strategic initiatives we foster inclusive networks with students, faculty, staff, employers and alumni—the Miami University Career Community.

These initiatives for diversity, inclusion and equity were created to engage the Miami University Career Community in Inclusive Excellence.

Diversity Initiatives

The Diversity and Inclusion Networking Event

Diversity & Inclusion Networking Event. September 11, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm in Armstrong Student Center Pavilion.

This event provides an informal environment bringing together students and employers who are mutually invested in a diverse workforce. Network with talented and diverse individuals who are focused on the importance of inclusion and equity as key elements of a successful career path.

Breaking Barriers in Careers

Highlighting stories of underrepresented identities in careers and industries around the globe. Initiatives to explore and expose students to non-linear, non-traditional careers and professions.

ELEVATE: Diversity & Inclusion Career Institute

A conference-style event created to broaden cultural awareness, competency and leadership knowledge in preparation for success in a global workforce. ELEVATE is a space where our academic community identifies ways to advance inclusion and diversity in professional spaces. Employers are engaged participants in an effort to maximize their brand, commitment to diversity and inclusion and network with students.

Career Academy

The Career Academy is an extended-weekend all-expense paid networking trip to a city to build and expand student networks. In addition to developing networking skills and career and life planning strategies, students participate on-site with Miami alumni and employers.

Global Careers

A two pronged initiative to expose international and domestic students to global professional opportunities. Internships. Mentoring. Careers. Education.

JCPenney Suit Up Event

Through a partnership with the JCPenney store in Colerain, students and one-year out alumni can purchase professional clothing items with exclusive discounts of up to 60% (with coupon at time of event).

The store will be open to Miami students only. This event is free and grants are available for those who qualify. Shuttles from the Oxford campus are provided at the following times:

  • Bus leaves Oxford (from Shriver Bus Stop) campus: 5:45pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 7:45pm
  • Bus leaves JCPenney to Oxford campus: 6:20pm, 7:00pm, 8:30pm and 9:45pm

On-going Services and Training

Drop-in hours with University Community Partners:

  • International Student Scholar Services (ISSS)
  • Office of Diversity Affairs (ODA)
    • Women's Center
    • LGBTQ+ Cultural Center

Training and development sessions for CCES Staff