EMBRACING MULTIPLE CULTURES AND IDENTITIES

Encouraging authenticity

We embrace individuality and seek out people who can add something unique to our culture. When we combine our different nationalities, cultures and identities, we create an undeniable synergy – where the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. We can be authentic and true to who we are in all aspects of our work and life. 


Outreach and Engagement

SAS attends the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Career Development Marketplace annually, which brings together students from all majors, including STEM, from various schools nationwide to meet potential employers and build their network. Marketplace attendance can reach more than 400 participants from over 20 HBCUs, and SAS is excited to participate in this event.

SAS also hosts a Diversity STEM Career Day event in partnership with NC Central University, NC Agricultural & Technical State University and Shaw University. Since 2016, we've facilitated panel discussions for SAS African-American employees to share their experiences and career journeys with prospective candidates, and provide students with advice on their own career development.   

The Future of STEM: Back-to-School Minority Opportunity Fair at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences is a program designed to give K-12 students an in-depth look at a career in STEM. SAS continues to participate with other community partners to share stories about STEM careers and internship opportunities. 

Entrepreneurship. Leadership. Success. Inclusion. Put them all together and you’ve got ELSI Talks, informative sessions for up-and-coming Triangle business leaders and entrepreneurs offered by NC IDEA SOAR. SAS, an ongoing sponsor of NC IDEA SOAR, hosts ELSI Talks focused on the topic of diversity at our world headquarters.

SAS International Connection (SASIC)

Established in 1995, SAS International Connection is based on an innovative but simple idea: to pull together the international talents of SAS employees. More than 20 years later, this group is still dedicated to fostering, supporting and promoting international inclusiveness at SAS. Our members strive to share their knowledge and expertise with fellow employees and SAS customers.

SASIC not only helps promote the various cultures represented at SAS, but also provides cultural resources that have greatly supported the company’s globalization efforts. The group’s members have provided assistance to many departments, including Human Resources, Marketing, Documentation Development, National Language Support and Education. Specific efforts have included translation of documents and assistance with testing and debugging in different languages.

SAS employees decorate lanterns for Chinese New Year

SAS employees decorate lanterns for Chinese New Year

Our diversity is our strength. SAS International Connection is based on an innovative but simple idea: to pull together the international talents of SAS employees.

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