Over the past several years AREVA has steadily increased its diversity in the workforce, and minority hires are playing a role in recruitment efforts. The increase is due to more aggressive recruitment efforts on college campuses and AREVA’s sponsorship of conferences geared towards minority college graduates.
One successful example is AREVA’s sponsorship of an annual conference hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). This conference is the largest diversity career fair in the country and attracts more than 10,000 people. At this year’s event, held recently in Las Vegas, AREVA sponsored a company booth at the two-day Conference Career Fair. A five member AREVA team met with hundreds of African-American and international students studying engineering in the United States.
The team educated the students about AREVA and discussed career opportunities. “Our goal is to meet well-rounded, motivated students, who are interested and excited about career opportunities at AREVA,” explained Althea Jones, Technical Recruiter. “We conduct an initial meet-and-greet to learn more about the candidate, and we follow up with the most promising for further consideration.”