Success for Multicultural Students
“Nowhere in American society
is cultural diversity being felt more strongly than in the workplace.”
--Michael R. Kastre, Nydia
Rodriguez Kastre, and Alfred G. Edwards, The Minority Career
Other parts of this website talk about the many changes
that have occurred in the workplace over the last few decades.
One significant change is the diversity
of the workforce today. In recent
years, the US has become a virtual melting pot of people from all over the world
who have come here in search of peace and prosperity.
In fact, according to
Techniques magazine, “the Census
Bureau projects that racial and ethnic minorities will soon constitute nearly
one-half of all Americans” (February 2000).
Combine this trend with the
many options available for young people today plus the current low unemployment
rate, and it is clear that there has never been a better time for multicultural
students to be planning for a career.
Companies are working harder than ever to find employees with fresh ideas
and a solid work ethic, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, or
Additionally, business and industry understand that “diversity of thought
and expression is a catalyst for creativity – a characteristic that can make or
break a business” (Techniques, February 2000).
So, as you help your son or daughter prepare for a career, think positively
about the workplace of today and the many qualities that your
child has to offer an organization. For tips on how to help your
child prepare for the exciting and diverse job market of the 21st
century, click below:
10 Success Tips for Multicultural Students