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Promoting DEI in Higher Ed | Case Study: Dominican University CA

Updated: Mar 1, 2023

The Role of Employment & Salary Data

During a recent conversation with Casey Bui from Dominican University of California, we were discussing innovative ways that Career Services departments can support their students as they enter the job market. Casey shared a brilliant idea: using current employment data and salary ranges to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Higher Education.

Casey's Brilliant Idea

He noted that one of the key challenges facing students as they enter the job market is the lack of information about the current market value of different roles. This can lead to students accepting job offers that don't reflect their skills and experience, or not feeling confident in negotiating higher salaries. But if they’re given access to accurate and up-to-date salary information, students can make informed decisions about their career prospects and negotiate better salaries.

Using Employment & Salary Data to Help Students

Using our employment data and salary ranges, Career Services departments can compare job offers and assess whether they are fair and reflective of the current market value of the role. This information can also be used to educate students about the value of their skills and experience, and help them understand how to negotiate better salaries. By doing so, students can ensure that they are not being undervalued based on their race, gender, or other factors that can impact pay equity.

Addressing Systemic Issues Related to DEI

Access to employment data and salary ranges can also help Higher Education institutions address systemic issues related to DEI. By tracking and analyzing the data, institutions can identify any disparities in pay and opportunities, and work to address them. This can help create a more inclusive and equitable job market for all students, regardless of their background.

We're All In It Together

We were very impressed - and excited! - by Casey's insightful idea and believe that LiveAlumni employment data and salary ranges have the potential to play a key role in promoting DEI in Higher Education.

By providing students with the information they need to make informed decisions about their careers, Career Services departments can help ensure that all students are valued and treated fairly as they enter the job market.

A big thank you to to Casey, for sharing his ideas with us! We look forward to spreading the word and helping other Career Services departments support DEI in Higher Ed.

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