Olympus seeks to build a welcoming, inclusive workplace and inspire exceptional employee performance. When beginning the hiring process for the Summer 2021 Internship Program, Olympus wanted to explore new initiatives to ensure a more diverse group of interns, aligning with our continued focus and commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. This mission led to partnerships with two organizations, Project Onramp and INROADS, to recruit qualified and enthusiastic interns from diverse backgrounds.
“We are strongly committed to our diversity and inclusion practices,” says Lisa Brogan, Olympus Program Manager for Early Talent Recruiting. “The internship program provides an excellent opportunity for us to do more outreach than might be possible in other areas. Because of this, we want to engage more diverse populations, and one of the ways we can do that is through external partnerships with organizations like Project Onramp and INROADS. We are delighted with the benefits of these programs so far and thrilled to find partners so aligned with our mission.”
Olympus was given a direct liaison at each organization, who worked with Olympus to identify students who would be the best fit for Olympus positions. After the liaisons selected qualified students, they encouraged these students to apply while giving them tools and advice to help them in their process. After being connected to the position, all interns went through the standard interview process, and Olympus hired four interns from these programs: Asbel Fontanez and Harleen Ghuman from INROADS and Jimmy Nguyen and Charisma Nguyen-Lai from Project Onramp.