Career resources for students from underrepresented populations
Organizations are embracing individuals with unique backgrounds that can bring a new
perspective to work. The trends toward increased multiculturalism and a globalizing
economy push recruiters to seek leaders and employees who support people with a variety
of identities. Below are resources for students from minority or historically oppressed
backgrounds. Please utilize the resources below if they represent a part of your identity
or if you want to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
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Equal Opportunities Publications Diversity and Inclusion Career Center is a premier diversity online job board. EOP connects employers dedicated to hiring
a diversified workforce with qualified job seekers in all career backgrounds.
Race & Ethnicity Resources
- RemotePOC. Jobs for remote professionals of color at inclusive companies.
- Diversity Employers . A career and self-development magazine targeted to African American students and other students of color seeking information on careers, job opportunities, graduate/professional school, internships/co-ops, study abroad programs and more.
- National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). NACME’s mission is to increase the number of successful African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) . The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
- IMDiversity.com . A career and self-development site devoted to serving the cultural and career-related needs of all minorities.
- INSIGHT Into Diversity. One of the most recognized resources for equal opportunity employers who are seeking to add diverse, qualified candidates to their workforce. Job postings include positions in academia, business, healthcare, and the government.
- Institute for Broadening Participation . A directory of links to programs designed to increase diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The programs include internship, job, scholarship and fellowship opportunities. The institute is an independent, open source non-profit and provides resources to faculty and students by means of an infrastructure unfettered by institutional or disciplinary barriers.
- NACE Diversity Resources . The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) connects university career service professionals to recruiters and employers. It maintains a list of diversity resources accessible to students.
- Black Resources
- Latinx/Hispanic Resources
- AAPI Resources
- Quintessential Careers posts comprehensive information about career tools, job search tips, and advice. This site is a curation of various web resources. Start here for a broad list of sites with information for different diverse groups.
- The Islamic Society of North America’s career page holds information on current job openings at both ISNA and other organizations.
- LatPro works to connect Latinx and bilingual professionals with employers throughout the Americas.
Hispanic Career World Magazine, launched in 2001 is the recruitment link between students and professionals who are Hispanic and the employers that seek to hire them. This publication offers career-guidance columns, news, and feature articles that profile Hispanics in all fields.
African-American Career World Magazine, launched in 2001, is the recruitment link between students and professionals who are African American and the employers that seek to hire them. The publication includes career strategies, industry trends, and role-model profiles that target the African-American community.
- Equal Opportunity Magazine, launched in 1968, is a career-guidance and recruitment magazine offered at no charge to qualified African-American, Hispanic, Native-American, and Asian-American college students and professionals in career disciplines. Equal Opportunity empowers readers to move ahead in their job search and/or current workplace environment.
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates partners with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities to build inclusive and welcoming work environments.
The Human Rights Campaign uses a Corporate Equity Index to measure an organization’s climate. They publish a list of Best Places to Work each year, along with remarks from organizations about their individual LGBTQIA-policies.
The Equal Opportunity Publications online career center has thousands of job listings, in all areas of work from skill labor to sales, design, business development and more. Their website also lists Career Expos for diverse groups, women, and people with disabilities.
Diversity Search works directly with employers who want to showcase opportunities within their diverse company cultures. Check here for a broad listing of jobs, many within the tech industry.
Diversity Employers provides career and self-development information to all minorities, including African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and women.
Check this site by the American Foundation for the Blind for information about different career options, and a Job Seeker’s guide.
Deaf Linx is a comprehensive site that fights “audism,” and includes information about education and professional organizations for those with deafness or hearing loss.
This jobs board posts 250,000 open positions at any given time. Check here for comprehensive lists of postings, open to individuals across the spectrum of ability. You can easily view by company or job type.
- CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine, established in 1986, is the nation's first and only career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels. Each issue features a special Braille section.
- The Feminist Jobs Board is a high-traffic site for women and feminist job seekers.
- Remote Women is a job board for remote work positions for professional women at female-friendly companies.
- Catalyst is a research and leadership training organization with a global reach. Through their resources page, you can access an extensive list of job search and career advancement sites, as well as networking websites for women and women of color and resources for the LGBTQIA community.
- American Association of University Women empowers women in a variety of domains. Their career and workplace site has articles on everything from women in tech careers to general salary negotiation.
- Quintessential Careers hosts this page which has a variety of networking organizations for women, including groups for women in computing, trade, communications and more.
- Woman Engineer Magazine, launched in 1979, is a career-guidance and recruitment magazine offered at no charge to qualified women engineering, computer science and information technology students & professionals seeking employment and advancement opportunities in their careers.
- My (Un) Documented Life and The College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students provide up-to-date information, resources, and community for undocumented immigrants, including scholarship opportunities, strategies for navigating the educational system, and information on how to apply for DACA.
- Parker Dewey is an organization dedicated to providing equitable access to professional opportunities. Companies post short-term, paid opportunities available to all students.
- Harvard Act on a Dream is a student-led, student-run organization at Harvard College dedicated to eradicating the barriers that immigrant students face in realizing their full potential. The website includes student stories, a scholarship database, and additional resources for undocumented students and others looking to learn more.
- United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country.
- UndocBlack Network is an online space for black undocumented students.
- The Navigating Graduate School: Resource Guide for Undocumented Students details the legal and practical concerns of undocumented students who are contemplating or currently pursuing a graduate school education.
- IWU F1RST is where you will find resources for students who are looking to apply to IWU or have already been accepted. There is also a section with advice to family members whose children will be first generation.
- Center for First-Generation Student Success
- First in the Family: Your College Years: Advice About College From First-Generation Students is a guidebook offering advise straight from first-generation students telling their peers how to stay in college and graduate.
- I'm First is an online community celebrating first-generation college students and supporting those who will be, since as they say, “there’s something special about being first.”
- Career Tips for First-Generation Students