On Feb. 27, Marathon Petroleum’s Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Vice President Germaine Hunter addressed students and community members at Ohio Northern University (ONU) during its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Black History Month celebration. His keynote address focused on building inclusive communities, supporting today and building tomorrow.
Prior to the event, Hunter spent the day on campus talking with students from various student-led organizations, including ONU’s Society of Women Engineers, student-athletes, law students and a group of faculty and staff about ways to prepare students for the workplace. Hunter concluded the day at dinner with several student affinity group leaders.
“It was a pleasure talking with students at ONU about the value that diversity brings to our workplace. We know that fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace not only strengthens our company and teams, but also creates an environment where our employees can thrive. Our partnership with ONU gives us an opportunity to engage with the next generation of leaders and introduce them to career possibilities at Marathon. We appreciate the opportunity to connect with these talented students through events such as this one,” said Hunter.
Campus recruiting at ONU
During the year, Marathon’s Talent Acquisition team attends campus events at ONU to promote career opportunities, including internships/co-ops and entry-level positions for students and graduates. Marathon recruiters and employees recently attended the ONU Winter Career and Graduate School Fair, where they shared information about the company and answered questions from students.
Jerry Urizar, ONU student and Marathon college learner, has completed three co-ops at the company and is excited to start a full-time IT position this summer after graduation. “One aspect I enjoyed the most during my co-op was the supportive environment that allowed me to gain invaluable insight into my own strengths and career aspirations,” he said. “I had the opportunity to work on meaningful projects that not only improved my technical and business acumen, but also delivered tangible value to the company. I also developed several meaningful relationships with my colleagues, which enabled me to grow both personally and professionally,” he continued. “Prior to my experiences at Marathon, I had some uncertainty about my career path, but my three co-ops and part-time work with the company provided me with the confidence and clarity I needed to pursue my professional goals.”
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