Diversity Career Sites

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Students of Color

A Career Adviser can help you with question like:

  • Do I share my race/ethnicity in the application process?
  • Are there particular employment opportunities and internships accessible to students with a specific background?

Consider the following questions as you evaluate companies:

  • Does the organization offer diversity trainings or workshops?
  • Does the company mention Equal Opportunity and do they have any specific mention of diversity on their website and in their mission statement?
  • Is there a race/ethnicity employee interest group?
  • What percentage of employees are minority?
  • What percentage of those employees are executives/managers?

General Diversity Resources and Job Search

Affirmative Action Register - Positions, both of an academic and non-academic nature, with colleges and universities from across the country. Directed to females, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons, as well as all employment candidates.
Diversity Inc. Career Center - Web site, featuring career advice and job listings, from the publishers of Diversity Inc.   
Diversity.com: Employers recruiting job seekers from diverse ethnic cultures, lifestyles, life stages, creative persuasions, abilities, religious affiliations, and genders. 
Rileyguide.comThese are resources specifically set up to meet the needs or address the interests of various groups, such as women, persons of varied nationalities or ethnic background.
IMDiversity Career Center  a job board focused on diverse job seekers.
Hirediversity.com Careers, jobs and employment resources for Hispanics, African-Americans, Asians and other Minorities.  
Bilingual Jobs - Listings of jobs for bilingual employees. Advertises "All languages, all industries."  
iMinorities.com
A portal for all minorities, providing information on employment, career and self-development information
NemNet Minority Network: Find opportunities in education and the public and private sectors and post your resume.
 

General Diversity Prints and Publications

Equal Opportunity Publications: Career magazines for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities. You may also post your resume and find opportunities.
INSIGHT into Diversity: Magazine provides news, reports, and commentary on issues of diversity and inclusion.
                   
Population-Specific Diversity Resources and Job Search

AFRICAN AMERICAN

The BLACK COLLEGIAN Online Career and self-development magazine for African-American students.  
The Blackworld Career Center - Provides employment resources for professionals and entrepreneurs for African Americans and members of other ethnic groups. Published jointly by Blackworld and CareerMosaic.  
The Black EOE Journal job board plus other valuable resources.
Black Enterprise : business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Information regarding entrepreneurship, technology, personal finance and other minority business issues.
A Mighty River–A Black Professional Networking Community
Black Career Women's Network  is a national network dedicated to supporting the professional success of African-American Women
        

AMERICAN INDIAN


  
Tribal Employment Newsletter also known as NativeJobs.com, a job board bringing employers and Native Americans together.
Native American Jobs.com a site created by an Assiniboine Sioux Tribal Member (and his wife) from Montana as an answer to frustrations of trying to find job and career opportunities for Native Americans and others. 
Scholarships and Grants Designed for Native American Students Here you will be able to explore an array of scholarship and financial aid opportunities and other resources available for Native American students.
Intertribal Timber Council: employment relating to Natural Resources
Society of American Indian Government Employees: SAIGE : to promote the recruitment, retention, development, and advancement ofAmerican Indian and Alaska Native government employees
Native Hire: a job search board with postings on local events in the San Diego area
Financial Aid for Native American Students - information about financial aid for Native American students,
National Society : Daughters of the American Revolution, American Indian Scholarships - The American Indians Committee of the DAR awards this scholarship to Native Americans

  

CHICANO/LATINO/HISPANIC

 iHispano.com
The leading source for Hispanic professionals
 LatPro.com
Jobs for Spanish and Portuguese SpeakersHispanic Associations links to various professional associations compiled by Latina Style magazine
Saludos  - For Hispanic job seekers. Post your resume and search for a job.
Hispanic Business 500 top Hispanic businesses
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancementnational non-profit organization dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals
National Society for Hispanic Professionals: job board, events, networking and more
 

ASIAN AMERICAN

National Association of Asian American Professionals-(NAAAP)
Promotes personal and professional development of the Asian American community
Asian Life Job board, networking, events & other resources
Gold Sea a multi-faceted site aimed at Asian Americans
Asian Jobs.com opportunities for bilingual English and Asian language speakers
Asian Professional and Community Organizations an extensive collection of general and Asian country-specific associations
 

General Diversity 

INROADS: Their mission is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
Sponsors for Educational Opportunities: Resource for talented undergraduate students of color to explore careers in many industries
HACU National Internship Program - Pays for students to participate in internships in government agencies and corporations.

Women

A Career Adviser can help you with questions like:
  • What can I expect and what are my recourses under equal opportunity law?
  • How will I balance the choices I make about my career and personal life?
  • Do I disclose pregnancy in an interview?
  • Do I disclose marital or relationship status in the application process?
  • What industries or companies offer "family friendly" policies?

General Information and Resources

U.S. Department of Labor – Women’s Bureaudevelops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.

U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission  is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information

Diversity.com: Employers recruiting job seekers from diverse ethnic cultures, lifestyles, life stages, creative persuasions, abilities, religious affiliations, and genders.

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is a national civil rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls.  

National Partnership for Women and Families - a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

Job Search & Internships

Career and Job Resources for Women and Minorities  an amazing resource for women job hunters with links and information to a great number of organizations relevant to female job seekers.

WomensJobList.com  created for employers and job seekers dedicated to diversity and inclusion. Over 8,164 companies and organizations link to WomensJobList.com, providing employers with exclusive access to highly qualified candidates

Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially, and politically

Institute for Women’s Policy Reseach (IWPR) Summer Internships include paid summer internships in Research, Communications and Outreach, and Development.

Professional Organizations

American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. Fellowships, grants, awards, and jobs with AAUW are available.

Women for Hire (Magazine Online)  contains advice, job board, events and links to professional associations and resource organizations.

Women in Business and Industry is a website with news, a blog, online magazine, career opportunities, events and more

Feminist.com - Women's Careers and Professional Organizations - a site with a multitude of links to various careers, sites, and information of interest

Scholarships

Third Wave Foundation is a national organization created by and for young women between the ages of 15 and 30. The organization informs and financially supports young women around the country and the projects that serve them by sharing information and resources, thereby creating a community in which members can coalesce, network, strategize, and ultimately take action

Women’s Sports Foundation has grants and scholarships, a career center, reports on issues, and community

American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. Fellowships, grants, awards, and jobs with AAUW are available.

The Scholarship Coach website contains sources of educational aid are geared toward women in unique circumstances            

American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. Fellowships, grants, awards, and jobs with AAUW are available.

Students with Disabilities

A Career Adviser can help you with questions like:

  • Should I disclose my disability?
  • If I do, how should I do it?
  • How does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) affect me?
  • What are my rights under the ADA? What should I expect from employers?
  • What is reasonable accommodation?

 

General Information and Resources

Disability.gov: the U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide

AAPD-American Association of People with Disabilities: the nation's largest disability rights organization. They promote equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. 

ADA Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment: frequently asked questions about ADA law and rights 

Equal Opportunities Publications, Inc. Companies Actively Recruiting – Careers & the Disabled.

Job Accommodations Network (JAN) A free consulting service (through gov’t Office of Disability Employment Policy ODEP) designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and  educating callers about self-employment option.

We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues. This is a great site that shares extremely vital and current information and also functions as an indispensable support system.

Workforce Recruitment Program  for College Students with Disabilities (WRP), a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) includes FAQ’s about Disability Employment Policy Resources for individuals and employers

Job Search

Getting Hired is a website designed for people with disabilities. It includes a Community of Support to help you make connections, resources to help you reach your potential, such as Profile/Resume Builder, Career Assessment, and Video Interview Training, and job listings. 

JobAccess provides a place where people with disabilities can seek employment, confident that they will be evaluated solely on their skills and experience. JobAccess Resume Builder which helps you to build and post a professional looking resume that companies across the US will be able to browse.

AbilityLinks.org information for job seekers including a job board, mentoring possibilities, employer information, news, events and more

National Business and Disability Council (NBDC), links to a job board, resume posting services and job fairs.

Diversity and Inclusion Career Center (EOP): information, publications and a job board

Bender Consulting Services an employment services consultant /head hunters focused specifically on persons with disabilities.

Professional Associations

COSD Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities   a unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers.  COSD's mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis.

 

Internships

ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering Outstanding Internship Opportunities… in Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and some fields of Business …for Students with Disabilities

Emerging Leaders Summer internship and leadership development opps for students with disabilities. Started by Booz Allen and administered by the National Business and Disability Council.

Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, Scholarship Program for College Students with Disabilities Working to help students develop leadership skills and gain valuable work experience in public service through exposure to workshops, seminars, lectures, embassy visits and networking events held throughout the course of each semester                                            

 

Veterans

Job search tips for veterans coming off active duty:

  • Speak the language of the employer, highlight specific military skills and spell out how they relate to the responsibilities in the job listing.
  • Your military experience is an asset and should be emphasized on the resume.
  • Advertise your experience with bulleted list of accomplishments on your resume or cover letter.
  • Emphasize unique qualities to the employer such as:
    • Teamwork and leadership
    • Respect and integrity
    • Problem-solving
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Communication skills
    • Dependability and ability to overcome adversity

General Resources

Afterdeployment.org provides numerous resources to help veterans who have returned from deployment transition back into the civilian world.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers entitlement to veterans' preference.

Department of Labor provides current information regarding hiring initiatives for returning veterans and resources to help connect veterans to civilian jobs.

The National Resource Directory provides information on how to apply for VA benefits and information regarding your GI Bill and specific scholarships for veterans.

California Department of Veteran Affairs lists all available resources for Veterans in the state of California. 

Joining Forces is a national initiative to engage all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned

The Real Warriors Campaign is a multimedia public awareness campaign designed to encourage help-seeking behavior among service members, veterans and military families coping with invisible wounds.

Job-Related Resources and Advice

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess Program
The VetSuccess program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

The Veterans Enterprise   aims to spread awareness of issues and opportunities    concerning veterans through news and by connecting them with employers who recruit      highly trained and motivated transitioning soldiers. 

From the Armed Forces to the Work Force, Eilene Zimmerman, "The Career Couch" (NYTimes.com, Sept 6, 2008) A short series of questions and answers discussing the best ways for military personnel who are separating from the service to make that transition to the civilian workforce. 

The Riley Guide is the Web's premier gateway to veteran job, career, and education information sources available online.

Job Search

EmployVets.com
The website, powered by CareerBuilder, provides a variety of resources for veterans, including a job-search engine, a tool for discovering how one's military skills translate to the civilian world, and career advice.

Hiring Our Heroes
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.

Hiring Our Heroes
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce launched Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.

Hire Heroes USA

Hire Heroes USA provides career placement assistance to returning service men and women, specializing in the career placement of those injured or with any level of disability. Hire Heroes USA has a wide range of employment opportunities available nationwide, ranging from entry level to senior positions.

Hire a Hero is a pipeline for service members and their families to reach out and connect to people through online social networking tools to find a rewarding career.

VetJobs is the leading source for candidates with security clearances

VETERANemployment.com connects users with job search sites and has resources for building a civilian resume utilizing the military skills translator

G.I Jobs provides tips and tools on how to prepare for the civilian workforce.

VETCENTRAL works with hundreds of companies providing hundreds of potential job opportunities for veterans 

The Veterans Enterprise   aims to spread awareness of issues and opportunities    concerning veterans through news and by connecting them with employers who recruit      highly trained and motivated transitioning soldiers. 

Translating your military experience into a civilian job

The Feds for Vets Career Center will help you smoothly transition to a new civilian career.

21 Strengths from Military Experience[PDF] (National Veterans' Training Institute) A great list specifying what you have gained from your time in the armed forces and how these "soft skills" apply to the private sector.

ONET allows you to search codes or titles from the Military Occupational Classification and match them with civilian jobs  

Military to Civilian.com  is a gateway to the many employment and recruiting services offered by Bradley-Morris Inc., a large military-focused job placement firm. The services here include transition advice as well as career opportunities, and all services are free to job seekers.

Transitioning From The Military: Been There, Done That, Got The Green T-shirts To prove It by Shawn P. Conlon.  After 20 years in the Marine Corp, this retired Lt. Colonel discovered how hard it is to transition from military to civilian life. As he completes his MS in Counseling, he has some great advice for his fellow military personnel, those who work with them as they transition, and potential employers.

International Students

General Information  

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) provides authoritative information on visas and work authorization.

H1base.com - Offers information on obtaining a U.S. Work Visa.

InternationalStudent.com - Started by a group of international students living in New York City with the goal of helping other students deal with American immigration authorities and education system.

iStudent City -  A great site with information for international students from start to finish.  Includes on-line chats with other international students as well as helpful hints for job searching after graduation.

Job Search

My Visa Jobs.com an especially valuable compilation of information including lists of employers with past records of sponsorship activity that are searchable using industry and geographic criteria.

Riley Guide provides information about International Job Opportunities with an extensive collection of country by country resources 

International Student strives to provide students world-class resources to help them investigate and pursue an international education, through relevant content, custom online tools and engaging websites that offer only best in class products and services.

Going Global - Located within SlugQuest - Contains a database of organizations who have applied to H-1B Visas and other resources including U.S. City Guides and International Country Guides.

H1VisaJobs.com - Contains a database of American firms, all over the U.S., in all disciplines, who have known openings, are willing to, and actually offered H-1B jobs to international professionals. There is a fee to gain access to the database.

Cultural Vistas:  Places engineering, science, and technical students into paid internships abroad and obtains work permits for all technical and some non-technical students who have identified their own internships abroad

U.S. Department of Labor's Certification Data Disclosure (click on FLC Case Data)- This site will help you find out which companies applied for H-1B visas for one or more new employees in the past few years. This will give you some ideas of employers open to having international employees working for them. Please note that you can search by year, employer and/or state.

LGBTQ Students

   

Quick Links:

FAQ
Guides to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Career Development
Resume Writing: Navigating Disclosure Issues
Job Search Resources
Internships
Website and Print Publications
Professional Associations
Legal
Transgender
Queer people of Color

FAQ's:

  • Should I out myself on my application materials (resume, cover letter) or in an interview?
  • How do I present my involvement with LGBTQ-related student groups on my resume?
  • Should I “out” myself in an interview?  Will an employer ask about my sexuality?
  • If I am attending a networking event or a career fair, how should I handle questions related to my sexual identity?
  • How should I dress for an interview or to a professional event?
  • How can I evaluate if the future employer will provide a safe and supportive environment?
  • If I have to relocate for my job, how can I get a sense of the local environment?

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 Questions & Answers found at: http://www.careereducation.columbia.edu/students/diversity/LGBTQ

Guides:

Information such as resume writing, interviewing, coming out at work.

Swarthmore

University of Pennsylvania Affinity Groups

Standford Student Affairs

Guide and sample resume:

Oregon State Resumes for LGBTQ

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Job Search:

LGBT Careerlink

The website provides a job search database, as well as a resource library with tools for those students on the job hunt; sponsored by “Out & Equal Workplace Advocates” at outandequal.org. 

Out Professionals

A job bank and news resource for LGBT job seekers.

Pro Gay Jobs

A job search database for LGBT job seekers.

LGBT Connect

A division of WorkplaceDiversity.com, this website provide a job bank LGBTQ job seekers

Simply Hired

Find Jobs in GLBT-Friendly Companies

Gayellow Pages

Directory of gay owned businesses in USA and Canada

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Internships

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Internship Program

The Task Force offers graduate and undergraduate internships available during the fall/winter, winter/spring and summer terms for college and university students or recent graduates covering a variety of disciplines

Career, Fellowship & Internship Opportunities at GLAAD

Victory Fund

Internship program that gives the opportunity to gain experience in LGBT political activism, consider career options, strengthen job-related skills and network with leaders in local, state and national politics.

Equality Federation Internships

A 10 week program created in 2008, the Federation Internship Program was formed to connect smart, engaged, passionate young people with active statewide LGBT advocacy organizations. 

PFLAG Internships

Graduate and undergraduate full-time and part-time internships available each school semester, and summer, for college and university students or recent graduates.  The program is largely based on the specific needs of the national office. 

National Center for Transgender Equality

NCTE accepts rolling applications for Fall, Spring and Summer internships for undergraduate, graduate, and law students. Applicants may apply to intern with NCTE's policy, communications, or development departments for a general internship which will combine all three areas of work, or for a legal internship.

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Grad and Finanical Aid

Finaid.org LGBT Resources

An extensive listing of different scholarship opportunities for those in the LGBT community

HRC Scholarship Database

A scholarship database provided by the Human Rights Campaign website for LGBT and allied students.

Go Financial Aid

List of scholarships and grants for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community.

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Print and Publications:

Advocate

A business and career resource from the Advocate magazine.

Echelon Magazine

A business magazine for the LGBT community with resources such as employer profiles and information for college students.

HRC Corporate Equality Index

A report by Human Rights Campaign ranking the openness and opportunities of different workplaces for LGBT workers

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Professional Associations:

Out for Work

Functions as a complimentary component in the total educational experience of LGBT students, primarily in the development, evaluation, initiation, and implementation of career plans and opportunities.

 O4U   (Out for Undergrad)

Out for Undergrad is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to helping high potential LGBT undergraduates reach their full potential in their careers.  

Out and Equal

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s largest nonprofit organization specifically dedicated to creating safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) 

International organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression 

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Professionals

A professional organization for LGBT professionals in higher education. A job board can be found on the website           

National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

An organization promoting the LGBT community in the area of business.

National Organization of Gay and lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

A non-profit organization that educates and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics 

Pride @ Work

A resource guide for LGBT union workers in the AFL-CIO.

Federal Globe

LGBT organization that represents the interests of federal employees.

Small Business Notes: U.S. Gay/Lesbian Business Groups

Links to nationwide LGBTQ chambers of commerce, councils, associations.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association

GLMA's mission is to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and healthcare providers.

Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association

Professional organization that fosters acceptance, inclusivity and leadership for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and their allies, through community development, professional advocacy, and personal empowerment.

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association

Organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues.

Out in Television and Film

National professional organization that promotes the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender professionals in the film and television industries; helps LGBT professionals achieve their highest professional goals; and fosters corporate cultures that provide equal opportunities and benefits for "out" professionals.

National LGBT Bar Association

National association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.

Tom Homann LGBT Law Association

Dedicated to the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues throughout California and the nation.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Round Table of the American Library Association

Committed to serving the information needs of the GLBT professional library community, and the GLBT information and access needs of individuals at large.

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Legal

Lambda Legal

National organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. 

ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Project

The mission of the ACLU LGBT Project is the creation of a society in which lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people enjoy the constitutional rights of equality, privacy and personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association.

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 Transgender:

Transgender at Work

The Transgender at Work (TAW) project is a focal point for addressing workplace issues for the transgender people 

Center for Gender Sanity

The Center for Gender Sanity assists with all aspects of transition in the workplace. 

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

Non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society.

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Queer people of Color:

Check out the fantastic resources through the UCSC Cantu Center

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Check out the Multi-Cultural Conference for networking and informational opportunities