Under-Represented Students

African-American Career Resources

  • African-American Village This site provides valuable information on career opportunities as well as the tools needed to survive and succeed in America's workplace.

  • Black Career Women (BCW) Black Career Women is a unique professional resource for corporations, managers, and individuals who are committed to developing and supporting successful career strategies and skills for black women.

  • Empower Me! A great site for the empowerment and advancement of African-American professional and business women. Find all sorts of resources (workshops, conferences, networking forums) to help grow your business, further your career. Free to job-seekers.

  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Information on programs and membership in NSBE, career fairs, pre-college activities, and other helpful tools and articles for engineering students and technical professionals.

  • BlackCareers.com - This division of CareerBuilder.com is an employment site for African Americans. It includes full-time, part-time and internship opportunities.

  • The Black Collegian Online - A career site for students of color.

  • Diversity Employers - Diversity Employers is a career and self development magazine targeted to recent college graduates as well as more experienced job seekers and professionals who seek information on careers, job opportunities, graduate/professional school, internships/co-ops, study abroad programs, and other employment and career advancement opportunities. It features free, practical feature content, expert advice, employer information resources, and other tools for identifying and applying for jobs with employers who are interested in recruiting a diverse workforce.

  • National Black MBA Association - The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) is dedicated to creating partnerships that result in increased intellectual and economic wealth in the black community through its five channels of engagement: education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship and lifestyle.

  • BET.com Portal to African American life, including families, lifestyles, music, technology, and careers. It was founded in 1999 by several major companies, including Microsoft.

  • The Black Perspective Free electronic magazine featuring job, career, and business information for African Americans dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in employment and education. They publish articles on diversity in the workforce; share success stories of African Americans in business and education; focus attention on companies that foster inclusive workplaces where affirmative action and equal opportunity are at the forefront of corporate policies; and post job openings for minorities.

  • UrbanLeagueJobsNetwork.com Job listings and a resume database provided by the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.

Asian American Career Resources

  • Asian American Economic Development Enterprises Inc. (AAEDE) - This is a non profit organization whose mission is to create business and personal growth for Asian Americans and others through education, employment and enterprise.

  • AsianAve.com - This site includes both social and employment resources. You need to register to use the various resources, but it is free and you can preview the site before registering. The Jobs area is operated by Monster.com.

  • Asian American Village - This site is headed by IMDiverisity, it includes information about job opportunities as well as educational opportunities.

  • Asianlife, Job listing and community information.

  • Asian Women in Business, An organization seeking to promote Asian women in business that also sponsors scholarships for Asian women students looking to enter the professional business world.

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, A professional association that sponsors scholarships for students in the field

  • Asian MBA Leadership Conference Visitors can search and review the jobs listings and submit applications to any that include contact information, but you must be a member of this group to use the "apply online" feature.

  • National Association of Asian American Professionals All-volunteer organization whose mission is to promote the personal and professional development of the Asian American community."

Hispanic and Latino Career Resources

  • HACE: The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement. They sponsor regional recruiting and networking events, host an online job board and resume database, and much more. You can learn more on the website and sign up for their free e-newsletter.

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers SHPE promotes the development of Hispanics in engineering, science and other technical professions to achieve educational excellence, economic opportunity and social equity.

  • Hispanic Today A free electronic magazine featuring career, job, education, and business resources for Hispanics. They work to connect minority job seekers with employers that pursue workforce diversity and equal employment opportunity programs.

  • iHispano.com iHispano.com is a resource where Hispanic and Latino professionals can meet top employers. You must enter your email address to access the site, but once inside you'll find free job and resume databases along with good advice on interviews, resume preparation, and much more. You can freely search the job database and apply for positions listed here, but other features like saving a job search require you to be a registered user (free).

  • LatPro Dedicated to Hispanic and bilingual (Spanish/English and Portuguese/English) professionals since 1997, LatPro.com offers a searchable resume database and job postings including email alerts.

  • Saludos Web Site A web site dedicated exclusively to promoting Hispanic careers and education, supported by Saludos Hispanos magazine.

  • Society of Hispanic HR Professionals Based in Denver, CO, this local group of works to simplify the connections between employers and the diverse workforce. They host monthly networking / Job Opportunities meetings along with regular career fairs and seminars, and their website includes links to local employment resources as well as career advice for job seekers of all ages.

Native-American Career Resources

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society Helping American Indian and Native Alaskan students prepare for careers in science, technology, engineering, and business. The website includes a Career Center with a resume database for members and a job board that is open to the public.

  • National Indian Council on Aging NICOA has operated as a national sponsor of Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) under Title V of the Older American Act. Its mission is "to bring about improved, comprehensive services for American Indian and Alaska Native Elders." Through the SCSEP grant, NICOA provides part-time work experience, training, and an opportunity for persons to transition into private or public sector jobs. You must be 55 years or older and meet low-income guidelines to participate in this program.

  • Native American SUNY: Western Consortium One of two consortia "created by the State University of New York (SUNY) to address the higher education needs of Native American students and communities. The Western Consortium, based at the College at Fredonia, is a regional network of Native American communities and students as well as college campuses in central and western New York.

  • Directory of Internships and Fellowships for Native Americans, a listing of opportunities specifically for Native American students or that are relevant to Native topics. Another is the

  • NativeWeb An international nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about indigenous cultures and issues, to promoting communications between indigenous peoples and organizations supporting their goals and efforts, and to supporting the use of technology by indigenous peoples'. The Community Center area of the website includes job listings, while under Resources users will find a category for Native Economy and Employment includes links to additional Jobs and Opportunities.

  • The Tribal Employment Newsletter A recruitment tool for employers who want to increase their efforts to hire diverse populations. For the job seeker, it is easy to access job announcements. The jobs are not dated, but the information on posting says listings are only active for 30 days. There are other resources here that will be of interest to Native Americans.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Career Resources

The following links contain information on employment concerns, job listings, and listings of progressive companies with benefits for gay and lesbian employees.

  • http://www.hrc.org/ has a list of the best companies to work for.

  • LGBT Careerlink Find jobs, learn about employment at diversity-friendly companies.

  • National Consortium of Directors of GLBT Resources in Higher Education - Includes job listings for college and university positions.

  • Employment | National Gay and Lesbian Task Force - Employment and internship opportunities with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF)

  • Idealist.org - Thousands of job listings, most in the non-profit sector. This website allows you to search by interest and includes "GLBT" as an area of focus.

  • http://www.aclu.org/careers - The ACLU National Office in New York City offers the Crawford Fellowship focusing on lesbian and gay rights and AIDS Projects.

  • http://www.glaad.org/careers - GLAAD is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

  • www.glad.org - Founded in 1978, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is New England's leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression.

  • http://www.victoryfund.org/our_story/careers - The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund provides strategic, technical and financial support to openly GLBT candidates and officials.

  • http://www.immigrationequality.org/about/jobs-and-internships - The Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force (now called Immigration Equality) is a coalition of immigrants, attorneys and other activists who address the widespread impact of discriminatory immigration laws on the lives of those in the gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender community and immigrants who are living with HIV/AIDS.

  • http://www.lambdalegal.org/about-us/jobs - Lambda Legal is a non-profit, national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, the transgender, and people with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

  • http://www.sldn.org - Service members Legal Defense Network (SLDN) is a national, non-profit legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and related forms of intolerance.

  • LGBTQ Student Resources & Support - Includes a list of resources and scholarships for LGBTQ college students.

  • GoGrad.org - Includes a list scholarships for LGBTQ college students.

Legal Issues

Here are links and information on legal protections and organizations that advocate for GLBT rights.

Women’s Resources

The 50+ Workforce

  • What's Next "The mission of WhatsNext.com is to provide information, inspiration and resources for men and women who want to change careers, find more fulfilling work or improve their work-life balance. All are welcome, but there will be an emphasis on those who are in mid-career or approaching retirement.

  • Encore Careers This site is operated by Civic Venture, a group working to engage the baby boomer generation as a vital workforce for change.

  • Work This is a collection of articles and resources covering various topics in work and employment for older people. Issues include discrimination, career changes, retirement, and starting your own business.

  • AARP's National Employer Team, a list of member organizations who recognize the value of the more experienced worked and actively recruit and hire older workers.

  • Experience Works! Established as Green Thumb in 1965, and renamed in 2002, Experience Works is a national, nonprofit organization that offers training, employment, and community service opportunities to low-income seniors.

  • Mojo40 This site offers some terrific advice for those of us who are highly experienced in our work but haven't job searched in a long time and are just not up on the latest information.

  • RetireeWorkforce.com This site is dedicated to those retirees who want to get back into the job market for whatever reason -- you need a bit more income, you are bored, you know you are still valuable and want to prove it.

  • SecondAct Designed for the 40+ crowd, SecondAct's mission is "to provide the inspiration, information and hands-on know-how you'll need to get the most out of life in the years leading up to and following retirement."

  • Workforce50.com " Workforce50.com is "dedicated to serving the 50+ workforce with a passion. Job seekers can feel secure in knowing that all employers advertising on Workforce50.com are truly interested in hiring those of us over 50."

  • Seniors4Hire Free registration is required, including a short statement of your experience and job interest.

  • Senior Environmental Employment Program, US Environmental Protection Agency
    The SEE program provides an opportunity for retired and unemployed older Americans age 55 and over to share their expertise with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) using their skills in meaningful tasks that support a wide variety of environmental programs.

  • Senior Service America A non-profit organization that helps provide training and employment opportunities to older adults who work to fill real community needs.

  • RetirementJobs Job listing for people over age 50.

Diversity in the Workplace

Many companies and organizations are focusing on a commitment to diversity. Employers are interested in you for the unique perspectives and experiences that you will bring to the workplace. Organizations may implement initiatives to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. Differences people bring to the work environment may include race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, geographic background, education, economic background, visible and invisible disabilities, and communication styles.

The University Career Development Center offers unique networking opportunities like the Diversity Networking Reception, Career Fairs, and other workshops. Check out our Events page to see upcoming events that you may be interested in.

If you are a member of the Career Track Razorbacks (CTR) and are interested in learning more about Diversity in the Workplace, click on the link below and complete the assignment. This will count as an elective in the Career Exploration category for PDI requirements.

Diversity in the Workplace Video