Diversity Resources

Diversity Programs

  • Collegiate School Teaching is for college and graduate students of color interested in independent school teaching. Students from all majors are sought. Applicants selected for the program receive a stipend, free housing and travel reimbursement.
  • First Generation College Student puts together as much clear, useful advice as possible for all the challenges kids as first generation college student face.
  • The Walters Art Museum offers paid summer internships for diversity in the arts. Interns may work in one or more divisions of the museum including education, development, public relations, information technology or curatorial.
  • The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts offers two diversity initiatives: the Josie A. Bass Career Development Program for African American students and the Los Padres Internship Program for Hispanic/Latino students. Internship areas include Accounting, Human Resources, Development, Communications & Marketing, Information Systems and more. Free housing and transportation are provided if necessary.
  • JP Morgan's Launching Leaders Scholarship Program has been named one of Vault Inc.'s Top Ten Internships. Black, Hispanic and Native American students with a 3.5 GPA who are interested in financial services are eligible to apply. The program includes life-changing internship opportunities as well as scholarships of up to $10,000 a year.
  • Humanity in Action sponsors six summer programs on minority and human rights issues in Europe and the United States. All academic majors who are actively seeking new perspectives on minority issues are invited to apply. HIA pays virtually all of the costs of participation.
  • INROADS This organization's mission is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
  • Sponsors for Educational Opportunity runs a career program which now partners with over 40 firms and offers 400 plus summer internships in accounting, corporate law, information technology, investment banking, philanthrophy, etc., in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Hong Kong.
  • Goldman Sach's Diversity Internships and Scholarships offers several opportunities both in the U.S. and abroad for black, Hispanic and Native American students, students with disabilities, and women.
  • The American Association of Advertising Agencies' Multicultural Advertising Internship Program (MAIP) has helped jumpstart the careers of more than 1,600 African-American, Asian-American, Latino-American, Native-American, multi-racial and multiethnic aspiring advertising professionals.
  • Microsoft Corporation encourages undergraduate students from groups currently underrepresented in the field of computer science to pursue technical degrees. Microsoft Scholarship recipients receive a scholarship to cover one academic year as well as a salaried internship for 12 weeks.
  • The Management Leadership for Tomorrow Career Prep Program is a comprehensive 12-month program designed to prepare minority juniors for fast-track entry-level jobs. Skills training includes: one-on-one career coaching and planning, exclusive exposure to leading companies, national networking with young professionals, and four all-inclusive leadership development trips.
  • T. Howard Foundation is recruiting diverse students at the undergraduate and graduate levels for internships with industry partners including FOX, NBC Universal, Showtime, HVBO, ESPN and XM Radio. Interns are paid $10-12/hour for a minimum of 8 weeks in locations nationwide.

Career Resources for Multicultural Students 

  • Diversity Inc.Career center provides a job search
  • Diversity LinkSearch website including job listings and career information targeting women, minorities and physically challenged individuals.
  • Guide To Career EducationSpecific hiring sites and references for African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans
  • Minority NetworkingKnow more about diversity networking and professional associations
  • Minority Professional NetworkOpportunities board, job postings
  • Mulitcultural: Resources on multicultural companies and underrepresented populations 

Specific Populations

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDENTS

  • ASIAMEDIA: A website created specifically for Asian Americans seeking to optimize their career potential by seeking out dynamic, Asian-friendly organizations
  • Careers in Asia: Job search tool for over 550 companies with locations in Asia.
  • Golden Sea Career Success: A site with career resources specifically catering to Asian Americans
  • Asian American Economic Development Enterprises, Inc.: Geared towards Asian American students to create both business and personal growth for its constituents through education and employment opportunities
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals: Sets out to promote business and professional relationships with eager Asian students interested in a career in business, service and/or government from the U.S. and Canada

AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENTS

  • Native American Jobs: An employment resource that links job seekers to job opportunities
  • American Indian Science & Engineering Society: A national, nonprofit organization which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values
  • Native Jobs: Provides a nationwide job bank of professional and technical vacancies for Native American Indian jobseekers
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science: This site includes information and publications about continuing education, as well as a listing of organizations who have contacted SACNAS with new job openings.

HISPANIC/LATINO-AMERICAN STUDENTS

  • Saludos Hispanos: Provides educated, career-minded Hispanics opportunities for growth with organizations that have a sincere interest in promoting Hispanics up the corporate ladder
  • HispanicBusiness.com: A job center resource site for Hispanic and Latino students
  • HispanicSurf.com: aims to connect everyone with everyting Hispanic. It is an excellent resource for Spanish speakers looking to use their language skill in the workplace.
  • Ihispano.com: An employment search engine for Hispanic and Latin/bilingual professionals
  • The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: Sets out to help Hispanic students and professionals in the engineering field
  • LatPro: A site that connects Spanish and Portuguese speakers (who also know English) to great jobs nationally and internationally
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science: This site includes information and publications about continuing education, as well as a listing of organizations who have contacted SACNAS with new job openings.
  • LatCareers.com: Online Latino job board with thousands of jobs nationwide, as well as a Latino career fair calendar with more than 200 Latino career fairs annually in 90 U.S. cities

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 

  • The International Student City Career Center: Provides comprehensive career advice addressing the unique concerns international students face as they look for employment in the United States.
  • H1base.com: Visit this site for U.S. immigration details, H1-B visa information, as well as employment opportunities in the U.S. for foreign nationals.
  • H1visajobs.com: Features an online database of American employers that sponsor H1-B visa holders. The databases are broken down by industry and can be accessed for a fee.

CAREER RESOURCES FOR WOMEN

LGBT STUDENTS

STUDENT ATHLETES

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

  • Federaljobs.net: Describes hiring options, certifications and accomodations for students with disabilities interested in pursuing a career in the federal government
  • The Workforce Recruitment Program: Recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with college students with disabilities in order to generate a database of internship and full-time job seekers, which can be accessed by prospective employers. In the past decade, 1,900 college students with disabilities have been placed in temporary and permanent jobs nationwide. 
  • The Riley Guide: Lists several employment resources for individuals with disabilities, as well as job listings
  • Emerging Leaders: A highly competitive program that places college students with disabilities in fulfulling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities
  • PeopleResources.org: A site connecting people with disabilities to personal development links, career resources, pertinent news, education resources and counseling services
  • recruitABILITY: Provides an online, targeted recruiting site that connects proactive employers with job seekers with disabilities
  • The National Business and Disability Council: The leading national resource on all issues related to the successful mainstreaming of people with disabilities into the American workforce. Their national resume database is provided free to qualified job seekers.
  • JobAccess: The site's goal is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment, including resume building and posting services, online application and more.
  • The Job Accomodation Network (JAN): A free consulting service that provides information about job accomodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the employability of people with disabilities
  • DO-IT CAREERS: Provides resources for students with disabilities to participate in work-based learning opportunities
  • Entry Point!: A program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics and computer science
  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities: A consortium of universities, national employers and government agencies focused on career employment of college graduates with disabilities. COSD provides training modules and conducts a national conference each year related to the employment of persons with disabilities.
  • The National Coaltion for Students with Disabilities: A nonprofit, grassroots organization founded in 1995 to strengthen the legal rights of persons with disabilities and faciliate communication between student groups. NCSD provides information on employment, scholarships, telecommuting and internship and volunteer opportunities.

DIVERSITY ISSUES IN THE WORK PLACE: DISABLED AND GLBT

Guide to Career Education
Specific hiring sites and references for disabled and GLBT candidates

DIVERSITY QUESTIONS

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Additional Resources