Professional Development and Career Resources

BIPOC Alumni Career Conversation Series (BACCS): Addressing DEI Issues in the Workplace and the Job Search Process

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:30pm
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Virtual Event

Faculty, students, and staff at the Weitzman School of Design have been increasingly focused on the impact of race and systemic racism on the design community, and the need to increase BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) representation in the design professions. 

As part of our effort to increase the diversity of the professions we help sustain, the Office of Professional Development will host a BIPOC Alumni Career Conversation Series (BACCS) to provide a safe forum for current students who identify as BIPOC to network with BIPOC alumni, ask career questions, and learn from others’ experiences.

Our first discussion in the series is “Addressing DEI Issues in the Workplace and the Job Search Process”. This is an informal, one hour discussion on Zoom. We will leave time at the end for students that might have questions. Our BIPOC alumni moderators for this discussion are:

  • Mayva Donnon (MArch’04), Partner, KSS Architects LLP
  • Jay Grant (MCP’07), Deputy Director of Community Development, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development

Please contact Kali Meeks for the Zoom link.


If you require any accessibility accommodation, such as live captioning, audio description, or a sign language interpreter, please email to let us know what you need. Please note, we require at least 48 hours’ notice. If you register within 48 hours of this event, we won’t be able to secure the appropriate accommodations.