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.
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.
- Diversity.com – 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
- DiversityWorking.com – 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
- Black Career Network – Articles, job postings, interest groups, blogs, and event listings
- Black Career Women’s Network – National network dedicated to supporting the professional success of African-American Women
- The Black Collegian Online – Explore job opportunities with employers committed to diversity
- DIVERSITYCOMM – Online job board and other valuable resources
- CODE2040 Fellows Program – Unique Internship opportunity for black and/or latinx computer science students
- Management Leadership for Tomorrow – Nonprofit organization that is transforming the career and life trajectories of a new generation of diverse leaders
- Top 21 African American Professional Groups – Consider joining African American professional groups to help facilitate networking connections and job leads
- Urban League Employment Network – Job board managed by the National Urban League
- Asian-Jobs.com – Opportunities for bilingual English and Asian language speakers
- National Association of Asian American Professionals – Non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through leadership development, professional networking, and community service
- 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 / Latine/x
- 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
- iHispano.com – 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
- Latpro.com – Spanish and bilingual jobs, employer research and national career fair listings
- SALUDOS.com – 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:
- How does your organization or company promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace?
- Could you describe the culture of your organization or company?
- Can you describe what kinds of experiences you have had interacting with others that have different backgrounds than your own?
- What do you see as the most beneficial aspect of diversity and inclusion to your work?
- Who is involved in the membership of your diversity task forces? What types of responsibilities does this group take on?
- Are there any employee resource groups at your organization or company? If so, can you describe them and how active they are?
- 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?
- What diversity trainings or workshops are offered at your organization or company? If not provided, what other diversity initiatives do you have in place?
- 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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