Updated: Apr 11, 2019
The UNH CEPS Mentor Program & Recruiting Information Session (held at the UNH InterOperability Lab and catered by Bella's in Durham, NH) last month included introductions by Diversify Thinking's founders, presentations from our sponsors and testimonials from mentors and mentees participating this spring. Among our incredible sponsors GreenPages Technology Solutions, Raytheon, C3 Metrics and Oracle were 30 undergraduate and graduate students from the University of New Hampshire.
Candice Benson, CEO of Benson Consulting, Inc and Co-founder of Diversify Thinking, kicked off the event by sharing the vision of the Diversify Thinking initiative and how the mentoring program is crucial to its mission.
Our wonderful sponsors were informative and inspiring with their messages to students.
GreenPages Technology Solutions
Ron Dupler, CEO at GreenPages Technology Solutions, emphasized why diversity of thought is so important for his organization and the world. It was great to hear how they are committed to diversity and the opportunities that are available for everyone in an effort to create a diverse workforce.
Maribeth Kelley, Talent Acquisition at Raytheon, surprised everyone when she told the story of how Raytheon created the microwave! In addition to being such an innovative organization, they offer great flexibility to their team allowing them to have every other Friday off, all while contributing to products that change the world.
Jeff Greenfield, COO and Co-founder at C3 Metrics defined the key to success to be diversity of thought by explaining how different perspectives are critical to solve problems and building innovative products today. It was touching to hear how they treat their team as family and create such a strong support system for them - example: unlimited Uber trips for anyone who needs to get home after a night out so they don't risk driving.