Get ExCITEd About Your Future!

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Zoom (details in registration)

POC-IT Affinity Group Page


The Explore Careers In Technology Event (ExCITE) is an event sponsored by the CIO Council and the People of Color in Technology (POC-IT) affinity group. ExCITE is focused on career advancement and increasing internal DEI hiring within the Stanford technology community.

This virtual event will be open to all of Stanford, including the hospitals/clinics and SLAC.

Whether or not you work in an IT role, ExCITE events enable you to learn about technology fields, hear more about job shadowing opportunities, and connect with technologists across Stanford.

If you need a disability-related accommodation (such as sign language interpretation) contact Tiana Ferreira at 650-270-8171 or email  and . Requests should be made by March 10.


First 25-Minute Session

50-Minute Session

Second 25-Minute Session

Option 1

Career Karaoke

Career Karaoke

Career Karaoke

Option 2

Choosing Words Wisely in All Contexts: An overview of EHLI and ways to apply it everyday

Come and learn more about the Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative (EHLI), its goals and objectives, and the principles behind it that can inform choices you make everyday in all contexts. There will be opportunities to engage with and provide feedback on current directions and approaches.

Rodney Carter

Reframing Professionalism: Tools for Advocacy in the Workplace

This workshop explores how racism and intersecting systems of oppression impact the implicit and explicit narratives of professionalism. Participants will understand how practicing radical empathy and honoring boundaries can serve as professional tools for advocacy in the workplace.

Bianca Tonantzin Zamora

Networking & The Importance of Making Connections

Hear from the speakers about the impact that networking has had in their Stanford journeys. Attendees will participate in a fun networking activity, get tips on how to network, and learn about the different networking resources available in the University.

Maria Inciong
Bobbi Woody-Mistriel

Option 3

Career Exploration through IT EDP

Come and learn more about the IT Experiential Development Program (EDP) opportunities

Brittany Cripe
Marianne Liang
Lori Wisneski 
Leo Volkov
Priscilla Fiden

Discrimination/Harassment Resources for Stanford Employees

This session will define what is, and what is not, discrimination, who is protected and campus resources/options for reporting and resolving concerns. 

Rosa Gonzalez
Sheila Sanchez

IT Job Openings in Stanford

Come hear more about new IT job openings at Stanford and have the opportunity to ask questions of the hiring managers.

To be announced

Option 4

Behind the Curtain: Insights with Hiring Managers

Hiring Managers will provide their insights on the things you can do to elevate your resume and/or interview or sink it. They will also answer questions from attendees.

Jessie Muehlberg
Caroline Alemany

Career Switching: Non-Tech to Tech

Learn more about career trajectories from folks who came from non-tech backgrounds and their transitions into the tech space.

Nancy Ware
Leda Muller
Terrell McQuitta

Putting the Best You Forward

Learn more about how to improve your presence in the workplace, including practical and powerful tips and tricks for how to show up as your authentic self while still connecting with others.

Dani Aivazian