Diversity Takes Center Stage at Comcast Multi-Cultural Intern Day
Over 60 students from across the Mid-Atlantic region traveled to Philadelphia on Wednesday to participate in Comcast's first Multi-Cultural Intern Day. The program provided an inside look at the company's corporate operations while also engaging students in interactive learning sessions and panel discussions designed to cultivate the next generation of business leaders.
"Multi-Cultural Intern Day represents an example of Comcast's longstanding tradition of supporting diversity in the workplace and in the community," said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President and Co-Chair, The Comcast Foundation, who along with Comcast Founder Ralph Roberts and other senior executives, provided the students with insight on achieving success. "Providing access and experience is what often gives young people an advantage in the hiring process. This is at the core of our internship experiences. We also try to communicate the importance of working hard, having goals and gaining as many experiences as possible."
Many of the participating students are part of Comcast-supported regional internship programs through organizations such as the National Puerto Rican Coalition and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, as well as students who are currently interning at Comcast's Philadelphia headquarters. The goal of these programs, and of the day, is to better position minority students and help them understand the challenging
demands of corporate life.
"The customers we serve and the suppliers we hire represent a multitude of backgrounds and ethnicities, and our workforce should reflect that," said Charisse Lillie, Comcast Cable's Senior Vice President of Human Resources. "Diversity in thoughts, philosophies and experiences make corporations, including Comcast, stronger, and it benefits our communities."
Comcast, the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, and one of Philadelphia's largest employers, is a corporate leader in supporting diversity initiatives and enhancing the communities the company serves.
Comcast's commitment to diversity is focused in four key areas: attracting and retaining a multicultural workforce, developing a diverse supplier group, offering a wide selection of multicultural programming and pledging significant community investments.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 12.4 million high-speed Internet customers, and 3.5 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, Comcast SportsNet and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.