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Fernando, Gihan S
Executive Director

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Career Center 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8033-8011 United States

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We strive to affirm student identities in our work with employers, in our advising, and in the resources we curate for students. Below you will find affinity-based job boards; professional development, networking and advocacy opportunities; and scholarship, grant and fellowship opportunities. 

Not finding what you're looking for? Think something is missing? Have ideas for us to consider or a suggestion on how we can improve?  We welcome your input and ideas. We are committed to listening and helping each of our students and alumni achieve their professional goals.

Affinity-Based Career Resources

Job Boards

DiversityInc. - provides articles on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, a job board, and a list of Top 50 Companies in Diversity

DiversityJobs - offers a job board, lists of top employers committed to building diverse teams, and career advice articles

IMDiversity.com - offers career and professional development advice, as well as a job board, for African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native American, and women.

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

INROADS - Internship placement with corporate parterns (paid), training (resume, interview prep), mentoring, coaching, and leadership development for ethnically diverse students

Institute for Diversity in Health Management - non-profit organization focused on growing leadership opportunities for ethnic minorities in health services management. Links to educational programs, summer internships, professional development, and a leadership conference

Latpro.com - founded 20 years ago as a career support site for Hispanic and bilingual professionals, Latpro has expanded services to include Asian-Americans, veterans, workers with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

SEO - Sponsors for Educational Opportunity - this educational non-profit manages a career development program, a law fellowship, and a fellowship for first and second-year investment banking analysts traditionally underrepresented in the industry. 

Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowship Information

Getty Foundation - the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program in L.A. aims to encourage greater diversity in museums and visual arts professions through full-time summer work opportunities. 

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

Asia Society - the leading force in forging closer ties between Asia and the West

Asian Americans Advance Justice - develops projects, training, education, and advocacy to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans

The Center for Asian Pacific American Women - offers professional development to AAPI women

National Association of Asian American Professionals - cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders.

Young Southeast Asian Leaders Institute - U.S. government program to strengthen leadership development in the region

Job Boards

Diverse Jobs - the job board for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, the premier news source reporting on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Nemnet - A diversity and consulting firm focused on recruitment for educational institutions (teachers, administrators, and coaches). Check out their job board and career fairs. 

The National Urban League Jobs Network - the jobs board for this historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization  

WorkplaceDiversity.com - job searching and recruiting website focused on growing diversity in the workplace

Scholarship, Grant, and Fellowship Information

Black Excel: The College Help Network - a list of scholarships for Black/African American students

United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation International Public Policy's Fellowship Program - list of scholarships, internships, and fellowships for Black/African American and minority students

African American Scholarships - includes a list of top 10 scholarships and a table with deadlines and award amounts

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

American Indian Science and Engineering Society - focused on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in STEM studies and careers

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science - dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in attaining STEM advanced degrees, careers, and leadership positions

Scholarship, Grant, and Fellowship Information

Indian Higher Education Grant Program - provides financial aid to eligible American Indian/Alaska Native students to assist them in attending an accredited higher education institution

GoinGlobal (Handshake login required) - offers information for your global job search, both abroad and in the U.S. Access country-specific guides, a list of H1B employers, resume and cover letter advice by country, and more

immihelp - provides comprehensive information about U.S. legal immigration, including visas, Green Card, citizenship, travel insurance, and more. 

Myvisajobs.com - provides information on student and work visas, Green Cards, job searching and application advice, and a job board. 

International Student Resources - the Career Center's page covering career resources and the job application process. 

Job Boards

Hispanic Network Magazine - offers a job board, education resources, and scholarship information. 

Latinos in Higher Ed - the first Latino professional employment website designed specifically for the higher education community

United Latino Job Bank - launched by LULAC, the job bank helps recent college graduates find jobs

National Hispanic Media Coalition Jobs Center - job board for this civil rights organization that connects Latinx talent with the entertainment industry

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science - dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in attaining STEM advanced degrees, careers, and leadership positions.

Scholarship, Grant, and Fellowship Information

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program - this program recruits college students for paid internships at federal agencies and private corporations.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Apply to be an HSF scholar before or during your undergraduate career and gain access to professional development, mentorship, and scholarships

LATINX44 Scholarship Program - scholarship to fund internships in Washington, D.C. 

NBCUniversal/LNESC Scholarship - scholarship for undergraduate Latino students interested in the media and entertainment industry. 

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

Human Rights Campaign - national LGBTQ advocacy organization

Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index - rates workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equality

LGBTQ Victory Fund - national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ people to all levels of government

National Center for Transgender Equality - national transgender advocacy organization

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce - an advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people

National LGBTQ Task Force - national LGBTQ advocacy organization

Out and Equal - national organization dedicated to LGBTQ workplace equality

Out Professionals - national LGBTQ networking organization

Out to Innovate - formerly the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professional, this organization empowers LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking and peer support

Pride at Work - AFL-CIO - represents LGBTQ union membes and their allies

Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships

LGBTQ Student Scholarship database - national database for LGBTQ scholarships

AARP Work & Jobs - offers articles on returning to work, who's hiring, and more

National Older Worker Career Center - promotes an age-diverse workforce by expanding employment opportunities for individuals 55 and over. Search for postions and review job search and training resources

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - learn about your rights regarding age discrimination 

Job Boards and Placement Assistance

USAJobs Individuals with Disabilities page - Federal government hiring info for individuals with disabilities

Hire Autism - job portal helping adults with autism find meaningful employment

Guide for Job Seekers & Workers with a Disability - check out the job boards and resources at the end of the article

OPM Selective Placement Program Coordinator Directory - coordinators help recruit, hire, and accommodate people with disabilities for federal agencies

Workforce Recruitment Program - a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with college students and recent graduates with disabilities 

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

Association of University Centers on Disabilities - a network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities

Lime Connect - a network of high-potential university students and professionals -- including veterans -- who happen to have disabilities

Training

Disclosing a Disability in the Workplace training - provided by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - understand your employment rights in regard to religious discrimination 

Job Boards and Placement Assistance

CareerOneStop: Veteran and Military Transition Center - the Veterans Job Matcher helps identify civilian careers that could be a good match for military skills. 

Federal Government Jobs: Veterans Jobs - find government jobs with veterans' preference

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

American Corporate Partners Mentoring Program - free program that connects veterans and eligible military spouses with corporate mentors

Reference

Gogovernment.org - get tips on finding and applying for federal jobs

USAJobs - learn about veterans' preference

Military.com - career advice articles on transitioning to civilian life and more

Job Boards

Career Women - job board that connects "qualified Career Women with professional opportunities." Requires account creation. 

In Her Sight - search engine for women-rated companies 

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau -  This bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments.

Women for Hire - offers career development advice and a job board 

Professional Development, Networking, and Advocacy

DREAM Bar Association - law association offering support to undocumented pre-law and law students, practitioners and paralegals. They also have a Facebook page. 

Immigrants Rising - empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals. Their site includes information on making money, mental health, and offers other resources like this guide to life after college.

National Immigration Law Center - information on workers' rights, including articles on employment eligibility verification and discrimination

Pre-Health Dreamers - PHD investigates and shares information on career pathways for pre-health undocumented students 

UndocuBlack Network - this Facebook group serves as a space for black undocumented people to heal, organized and be empowered by each other 

United We Dream - youth-led immigrant rights organization that offers blogs, reports, trainings, and action toolkits