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.
Check back often, as the Hart Career Center is continuously expanding this list! If
you found a helpful resource that you would like to share, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
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
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
- 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.
Students with Differing Physical Abilities
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
- 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.