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Honors Thesis


This study investigated the effect of campus racial diversity and level of cultural competence on students’ post-graduate job choices. Two methods were used to answer the research question: 1) a survey of undergraduate students at two of the most diverse and two of the least diverse Texas public universities and 2) a review of relevant scholarly Management literature. The analysis revealed the diversity of the university was an important consideration for students when choosing their post-graduate job. Similarly, analysis revealed cultural competence is an additional indicator of students’ desire for diversity during their job search. These revelations suggest interacting with students with different demographic backgrounds while in college will help develop more well-rounded students with higher levels of cultural competence. Students who possess high levels of cultural competence have the potential to become more balanced professionals in the workplace.

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