Cultural Diversity In Information Technology: Oakton College at Impact Networking
In the summer of 2021, Impact welcomed a group of tech students from Oakton College for a tour of our Lake Forest headquarters campus.
Impact’s recruitment process, which has been heavily informed by our Chief Diversity Officer, Bill Jacobs, as part of our efforts to create one of the most diverse workplaces in the industry, has evolved rapidly over the last year—this video demonstrates what we’re doing to make a difference as a leader in the IT space.
As Impact continues its strong growth in the managed services industry, it’s important for us to have a workforce that represents not just our values as a business, but also our ethos regarding our desire to be a truly local partner for the companies and communities we serve.
Impact has existing relationships with more than five colleges and universities around the country, and Oakton is just the latest in this group of partnerships as we look to expand our outreach among young people looking to enter the tech industry.
For more information about what it’s like to work at Impact, check out our Careers page and discover why we’ve been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by the Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces survey.
Impact has a relationship with over five different
universities and colleges throughout the country
and our newest partnership is with
Oakton Community College. I decided
to tour Impact today because I felt
it was a great option to explore
after I got my certification. What
attracts me to the IT field
is the vast amount
of possibilities. So
it’s always something new to learn. The main
thing that the students are going to get out
of the visit and the tour is going to
be options. Impact can supply
me with a couple of different options
as to career. They’re really interested
in me as an employee. Students
can gain a lot from attending
a company tour. They’re able to experience
the culture and meet multiple different
individuals at Impact. It really surprised
me how the culture is here. I like it.
Impact is strong in diversity
and inclusion. We need a combination
of everybody to be involved together.
That’s what motivates students and that’s what
gets them excited and that’s what sells
an opportunity is the culture. A
good way for students to keep in touch with Impact
after attending a company tour is
to follow up, make sure that you’re reaching
out to your contacts and your recruiter
at Impact and conveying your interest
in Impact and having a career with us,
whether it’s for an internship or full time opportunity,
we want to start that relationship right away.