Attention Students!

Don't miss an exciting opportunity to network and have lunch with local, hiring Stark employers committed to building a diverse workplace! The event is open to any qualifying college student but curated around companies who are specifically looking to diversify their teams, including their intern teams. 

Students should come as if they are ready for an interview with appropriate dress & crafted resumes in hand. There are resources available at your school to make sure you can put your best foot forward! Contacts for each school are below.

Check out the internship opportunities linked below!  

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Event Information

Thursday, October 26, 2023 

Professional Football Hall of Fame 

11:00am – 1:30pm 

Event Welcome

Students visit employer tables to explore internships and learn about company cultures
Lunch Served & Assigned Seating

Everyone Seated

Sponsor Welcome: Sandy Upperman, Huntington Bank Community President, Greater Canton | Regional Marketing & Communications Mgr Sr.

Keynote Speaker: Kim Davenport, Shearer's Foods Director of Culture, Diversity & Engagement 

Concluding Comments

Student & Employer Networking & Mingling

Optional Professional Football Hall of Fame Museum Visit 

Register with the form below. Reach out to your school contact if you have questions or need support to participate.


Reach out to your school contact to prepare!

Have questions, need help, or have barriers to putting your best foot forward? It is highly encouraged that all students reach out to the contact listed to help prepare. Resources are available for various types of barriers and roadblocks—your school contact is waiting for you to reach out!

Kent State University at Stark
Shaan Fowler, Assistant Director Employer Relations & Internships
Walsh University
Megan Houston, Director of Culture & Belonging
Malone University
Andrea Ramsey, Director
Aultman College
Danielle Zeigler, Student Experiences Coordinator – Human Resources
Stark State College
Kel Reed, Assistant Director of Career Services & Workforce Development
330-494-6170 x 4305
University of Akron
Autumn Frampton, Director, Office of Multicultural Development
University of Mount Union
Beau Gannon, Director of Career Development 

Internship Opportunities

Here are just some of the internship opportunities and employers who will be present at this event!

Stark State
Goodwill Industries
Stark County Urban League
 ICAN Housing
Ohio Means Jobs Stark County

Thank you to Huntington Bank for sponsoring this amazing event!

Sponsored by Huntington Bank, this 2023 Fall Internship Event is being organized by local higher education institutions and Community Moving Forward. 

At Huntington, the diversity of our colleagues—their one-of-a-kind talents, backgrounds, and work styles—differentiates us and drives our business forward. Embracing and celebrating diverse views, ideas, and opinions is at the core of who we are and how we fulfill our Purpose of making people’s lives better, helping businesses thrive, and strengthening the communities we serve.

The leaders of Stark County Community Moving Forward will serve as an intentional catalyst for diversity by creating equity and opportunity through access to business, workforce, education, healthcare, and capital in support of minority and black-owned businesses and organizations. Building a more vibrant, strong, and diverse community through inclusion, our promise is to support wealth creation and drive transformative change through all that we say, act, and do.