Spring 2017 Conference

  • 21 Apr 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Rutgers University - Douglass Campus, New Brunswick, NJ


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"Creating Welcoming Environments: ​​​Embracing Diversity & Inclusion.”

Group Training Session with

Robert Vitelli from LGBT Network


Academic and Career Challenges

(and Opportunities) for LGBT Students


Career decisions, getting that first job, and being successful can introduce a range of challenges for college students. LGBT students often deal with additional layers of decision-making and challenges. Our presentation speaker is Robert Vitelli, MA, is the Chief Operating Officer at LGBT Network, a non-profit organization in New York. Robert will share his personal experiences of career decisions as a gay man, helping students understand and establish realistic expectations for starting a career, and the resources and supports that can help LGBT students be successful in the transition from college to the workplace. Robert will also speak to the issues of on-campus support and creating LGBT-inclusive and affirming workplaces. Robert received his Master of Arts in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from New York University, and has held positions at Pace University NYC Campus, Sarah Lawrence College, LaSalle University, and Manhattan College.


Outline overview:

  • Career Decisions and Helping students negotiate expectations 
  • Understanding the Future Workplace
  • Campus and Career Support
  • Being LGBT in the Workplace
  • Working with LGBT Students 
  • Recommendations for Creating LGBT-Inclusive and Affirming Career Paths 

Event Information

LOCATION: Douglass Campus Center – Trayes Hall A& B First Floor

DIRECTIONS: GPS Location: 100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Douglass Campus Map: http://rumaps.rutgers.edu/location/douglass-campus


PARKING: Douglass Deck (behind Douglass Campus Center): http://rumaps.rutgers.edu/location/parking-deck


CHECK IN: Begins at 9:15 AM in campus center lobby first floor in front of Trayes Hall A & B



Please review conference program which includes agenda, presentation descriptions, and bios.

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