Students of Color

At the Career Center, we recognize the importance of racial and ethnic diversity and commit ourselves to providing resources for the social and professional development of our minority students.

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Your diverse background makes you unique so we provide you with career resources specific to who you are.

We recognize, respect, and integrate students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, experiences, and perspectives into quality career development and planning. Our events, resources, and opportunities are designed to ensure that all students have equal access, regardless of culture, national origin, race/ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation/identity, and gender/gender expression. Students who identify with particular groups can have unique challenges when choosing a major or career, interviewing for positions, and transitioning into the work world.

“ As students [of color], we often are not taught to seek out resources to better ourselves. Let’s seek out these resources and educate each other to create a powerful pipeline of success. ”

Maconel James, International Business major

Search Resources

  • – Diversity hiring website with a job board that allows you to narrow your search by industry and/or location
  • DiversityJobs – Job search database and links to articles related to diversity in the workplace
  • – Regarded as the largest diversity job board online
  • IMDiversity Career Center – Comprehensive career resource site for minority students. Search for jobs, research employers, read the latest news on diversity and work

Culturally-Specific Resources

  • IMMIGRANTS RISING – Provides robust resources for undocumented youth and educators in order to empower students to reach their goals
  • Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) – Offers a fee waiver for the LSAT for candidates who are unable to pay for the test. If you have DACA or have applied for DACA you can apply for the fee waiver
  • Pre-Health Dreamers (PHD) – A national network that provides support to undocumented students who are pursuing careers in health and science. You’ll find much more, including a list of internships available to undocumented students
  • UndocUndergrads National Network – This platform provides up-to-date information and resources to undocumented students. We post scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA, news on immigration policies, and much more
  • United We Dream United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. We create welcoming spaces for young people – regardless of immigration status – to support, engage, and empower them to make their voice heard and win
  • Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement – Nonprofit that provides career resources and job opportunities for Latino professionals as well as networking opportunities and leadership trainings for college students
  • – Leading job posting source for Hispanic professionals
  • Latina Style Inc. Partnerships – Consider joining an identity-relevant professional association to help facilitate networking connections and job leads
  • – Spanish and bilingual jobs, employer research and national career fair listings
  • – For Hispanic job seekers. Post your resume and search for a job


Sample Diversity Questions to Ask Employers

Here are questions you can ask employers to help shed light on an organization or company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:

  1. How does your organization or company promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace? 
  2. Could you describe the culture of your organization or company? 
  3. Can you describe what kinds of experiences you have had interacting with others that have different backgrounds than your own? 
  4. What do you see as the most beneficial aspect of diversity and inclusion to your work?
  5. Who is involved in the membership of your diversity task forces? What types of responsibilities does this group take on?
  6. Are there any employee resource groups at your organization or company? If so, can you describe them and how active they are? 
  7. When it comes to diversity and inclusion, how do you foster an environment where people who come from different backgrounds know you value their ideas?
  8. What diversity trainings or workshops are offered at your organization or company? If not provided, what other diversity initiatives do you have in place?
  9. How does your organization or company provide service to community members in need?

Additional Resources on Campus

The Center for Student Diversity (CSD) provides academic, social, and transition support for underserved students and promotes exchange and dialogue between individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles. The CSD supports the access and academic success of historically under-represented groups through programs and services that enhance the student experience.

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