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50 September/October 2014 BizEd HAN DS: VI KZA/TH I N KSTOCK; G LOB E: SHAN E CU M M I NS/TH I N KSTOCK; R ECE I PTS: MON KEY B USI N ESS I MAG ES LTD/TH I N KSTOCK; CALCU LATOR: LITE PRODUCTIONS/TH I N KSTOCK Call to Action Roundtable attendees hear from EY leaders—including Mark Wein- berger, EY's Global Chairman and CEO—on the business imperative for developing diverse student communities at their institutions. This past January, 25 professors and administrators from more than 20 undergraduate business programs also shared best practices on driving diversity and improving graduation rates among underrep- resented minority students. Past presenters have included Mansour Javidan, dean of research, Garvin Distinguished Professor, and director of the Global Mind- set Institute at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. He has devel- oped insights into diversity largely through research into what it means to have a "Global Mindset." To have global mindsets, says ACCOUNTING Ernst & Young makes a concerted effort to attract more minorities to its workforce, as well as to the accounting profession at large. Diversity BY TRICIA BISOUX U niversities and businesses often join forces to develop initiatives to encourage more diversity among new gradu- ates. For the past six years, Ernst & Young (EY) has hosted two concur- rent events designed to support this goal: the Campus Diversity and Inclusiveness Roundtable, where faculty and executives discuss best practices; and Discover EY, an all-expenses-paid event where 150 sophomores and juniors from U.S. schools take part in team-building exercises, leadership seminars, and networking opportunities. These students also are eligible to inter- view for EY internships. In 2014, EY planned to hire nearly 12,000 people in the U.S. alone, and it wants to ensure those new hires represent a range of backgrounds and are comfort- able working with people different from themselves, says Nancy Alto- bello, vice chair of talent for EY Americas. Through the Roundtable and Discover EY, she says, the company "seeks to raise awareness of the accounting and finance pro- fession and open doors for high- achieving talent." for

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