Resources for Diverse Job Seekers
Information on Rights
The Advocate - Offers job and internship opportunities at The Advocate and Out Magazine companies based in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.
Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund Internships - The only national organization whose central mission is to increase the number of outstanding openly LGBT public servants at all levels of government.
Gayellow Pages - USA & CANADA directory of organizations, businesses, resources, etc. for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersexed and generally Queer Community
LinkedIn GLBT Professionals (and Friends) (includes job board)
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - Provides information on events, publications, and policies at the national level and at the local level. There are possible employment and internship opportunities with the organization at their offices in Washington, New York, Cambridge and Los Angeles. Fellowships and work-study are also provided.
ProGayJobs.com - Dedicated to the employment needs of the GLBT professional workforce.
Texas State University Career Services - Great list of informational interview questions to ask about prospective employers, as well as other resource links.
UPenn’s Career Planning and Job Search Guide for LGBT Students and Alumni - Information on deciding how out you want to be, researching organization policies and climates, resume writing, interview strategies and coming out on the job.
The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network - This online resource combines news items of relevance to the gay community with larger workplace issues.
Pride At Work - Mobilizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement (AFL-CIO) and the LGBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice.
People of Color
American Indian Science and Engineering Society - National, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans to pursue studies in science, engineering, and technology arenas.
The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management - A consortium that awards 200 full fellowships annually to students of color seeking advancement in the business field. This year the Consortium will offer 400 full fellowships to students who qualify for study at one of the member schools.
Diversity Employers - Career development issues for African-American students and alumni
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program - Apply for semester or summer internships in the public or private sectors.
iHispano.com - The leading source for Hispanic and bilingual professionals. Search for positions, create a resume and read career-related articles.
INROADS - Non-profit organization that trains and develops talented young people of color for professional careers in business and industry.
Institute for Responsible Citizenship - Great summer leadership program for talented African American male college sophomores.
Latpro.com - Leading source for Spanish/English and Portuguese/English bilinguals throughout the Americas.
National Association of Asian American Professionals - Serves to educate not only our members through professional development but also raise Asian American awareness in corporate America and ensure that Asian Americans are included in diversity programs.
NemNet - National minority recruitment firm committed to helping schools and organizations in the identification and recruitment of minority candidates. Free membership includes: E-mail notifications of new job listings and upcoming career fairs; access to a network of employers and on-line resources; free consultation; complementary/discounted passes to events sponsored by nemnet.com and its affiliates.
Open Education Database’s Scholarship Guide - Funding resources for African-American students
Saludos.com - Job search resources targeting Latinos and highlighting bilingual opportunities
SEO-Sponsors for Educational Opportunity - Provides talented college students of color with orientation, training, internships, and on-going career and professional development in many challenging fields, including philanthropy, information technology, law and investment banking.
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science - Encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for research careers and science teaching professions at all levels.
People with Disabilities
American Council of the Blind - Job Connection - A listing of jobs nationwide, by category (rehabilitation agencies, media, etc.).
CollegeInternshipProgram.com - CIP’s full-year postsecondary programs provide young adults with Asperger’s, High-Functioning Autism, ADHD, Nonverbal and other Learning Differences with the social, academic, career and life skills necessary for success.
Community Options - Provides the services and supports that empower people with disabilities to live as independently as possible, including providing the evaluations, support and follow-up required to assist individuals with pursuing employment taking into consideration the needs of individuals with disabilities. Free.
Disability.gov - Excellent site provided by the U.S. government. Information about your employment rights, gain access to job bank and resume-building sites, and learn about work incentives for Social Security recipients and job accommodations. Links are also included relating to working for the government, vocational rehabilitation, welfare-to-work, veterans employment.
Federal Employment of People with Disabilities - This page explains Federal policies toward hiring people with disabilities and workplace accommodation, and provides detailed instructions for people with disabilities who are interested in applying for a job in the Federal government.
Job Accommodation Network - A free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.
Learning Disabilities Association of America - Resources for adults
Mobility International USA - Empowers people with disabilities around the world through international exchange and international development. Look for downloadable booklet: “Preparing for an International Career: Pathways for People with Disabilities”.
National Business and Disability Council - This resource, primarily targeted for employers but also useful for job seekers, has the benefit of national recognition. The site sets itself up as the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.
Office of Disability Employment Policy - This federal office’s website offers valuable information and tips, as well as access to join a database of candidates sent to employers, for job seekers with disabilities.
Veterans’ Guide to Getting Hired - LearnHowToBecome’s website with a variety of resources. Key elements of the guide include:
- Job search tools for veterans
- Unique job search challenges faced by veterans
- Various vocational rehabilitation programs for vets
Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Careers Factsheet - DHS has the lead for the federal government for securing civilian government computer systems, and works with industry and state, local, tribal and territorial governments to secure critical infrastructure and information systems. The DHS Cyber Factsheet provides an overview of DHS’ mission in protecting the nation’s cyber space and our commitment to veterans.
FedsHireVets.gov - One-stop resource for Federal veteran employment information
Hero2Hired - For Reserve Component service members to connect to and find jobs with military-friendly companies, H2H also offers career exploration tools, military-to-civilian skills translations, education and training resources, as well as a mobile app. Support for H2H is provided through the Department of Defense’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
The Military Wallet: Assistance with translating military experience into civilian terms to effectively write resume job descriptions.
My Next Move for Veterans - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site helps you explore career options.
Texas Veterans Commission - Employment assistance
Texas Veterans Leadership Program, Texas Workforce Commission - Employment resources and referrals
Troops to Teachers - Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
US Department of Veteran Affairs - Dedicated to Vet Success in transition, at work, on campus, at home, in the community and for the veteran’s family. SU students can contact the representatives at ACC or TAMU Central Texas.
VA for Vets - VA for Vets helps Veterans and transitioning Military Service Members find federal or non-profit careers. TheVA for Vets Career Center tools provide opportunities to translate military skills, build federal resumes and search and apply for open positions. VA for Vets is the flagship initiative of the Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO). Also, Career Center Coaches are available 24/7 at 1-855-VA4VETS (824-8387).
Private Sector Resources
BradleyMorris.com - Largest military job placement firm in the U.S.
Military.com - Job board powered by Monster.com
The Mission Continues - The Mission Continues awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, empowering them to transform their own lives by serving others and directly impacting their communities. Mission Continues Fellows serve for six months at a local nonprofit organization addressing key educational, environmental or social issues.
TAOnline.com - Largest source of transition assistance online
TransitionCareers.com - Technical and security clearance career fairs for the DoD and intelligence community
Continuing Education Resources for Veterans - article from Accredited Colleges online
The Veteran’s Guide to Developing Resumes - The National Association of Colleges and Employers provides great tips for veterans moving into civilian careers.
Advancing Women - Skills-building organization, supporting success in the workplace through strategy and mentoring which help route around traditional barriers.
Association for Women in Computing - Non-profit professional organization for women and men who have an interest in information and technology. The Association is dedicated to the advancement of women in the technology fields.
Black Career Women’s Network - LinkedIn group of national networking organization dedicated to supporting the professional development of African-American women.
Catalyst - Helping to build inclusive environments for women at work.
Feminist Career Center - Includes a searchable database of jobs and internships.
Feminist.com - Women’s Careers and Professional Organizations - Site with a multitude of links to various careers, sites, and information of interest.
Feminist Majority Foundation Internships - Develops creative long-term strategies and permanent solutions for the pervasive social, political, and economic obstacles facing women. Provides internship opportunities in feminism and public policy.
Meetup.com - List of meet-ups of women who are entrepreneurs
National Partnership for Women and Families - 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.
Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor - Promotes profitable employment opportunities for women, to empower them by enhancing their skills and improving their working conditions, and to provide employers with more alternatives to meet their labor needs.
Women For Hire - Job fairs nationwide targeting women for business and industry positions