MLB Diversity Summit Includes York College

York College students will be involved in the 2014 MLB Diversity Business Summit, which aims to get more minority businesses involved with major and minor-league baseball (MLB).
York College students will be involved in the 2014 MLB Diversity Business Summit, which aims to get more minority businesses involved with major and minor-league baseball (MLB).

York College is slated to be one of three CUNY schools participating in Major League Baseball’s Diversity Business Summit, a networking opportunity for job-seekers and entrepreneurs in New York City next month aimed at increasing racial and ethnic representation in major and minor league baseball jobs.

          Students can attend the summit by paying a $150 fee along with submitting their resume. People who attend will have a chance to take a picture with the World Series trophy and the Jackie Robinson signed shirt.
         Senior Director of Workforce Strategy, Diversity, and Strategic Alliances, William T. Rolack Sr. said the candidates who are hired have a chance to be relocated to other cities.
         “Candidates have to pick a major league and a minor league team in order to be placed,” said Rolack. “Be serious about the explorative interviews because it could lead to a real job.”
         The internships with the MLB or any of the teams are paid. The first day will be a trade fair that will last for three hours, Rolack said. At the end of the first day participants will have the chance to tour Yankee Stadium and meet the political dignitaries from New York City. Only 500 job seekers will be allowed in the summit. There are only three CUNY schools participating in the summit: York, Lehman, and Baruch Colleges.
         
The registration begins at 7 a.m. on April 14 and ends at 2 p.m. There will be business briefings on both days. On the second day participants will be able to watch the Yankees vs. Chicago Cubs game and participate on Jackie Robinson Day during the game. There will be round trip transportation from The New Yorker Hotel to Yankee Stadium.
         For more information goto MLB.com and search for “diversity business summit.”

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