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Fernando, Gihan S
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The AU Career Center is here to support students and alumni of all backgrounds with their career development. We help students and alumni achieve equitable representation and compensation in the workforce through individual advising.

Below, we provide a collection of organizations, job boards, and resources meant to assist people from diverse backgrounds in their careers and professional development.

We are actively examining our work and engaging in conversations about how we can advance equity for AU students and alumni. We welcome your input and ideas. We are committed to listening and helping each of our students and alumni achieve their professional goals.

Career Resources for Diverse Populations

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

Indian American-South Asian Publications - lists of Indian American and South Asian Publications

The Economist - East Asia - recent articles on East Asian topics

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

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

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

Diverse Jobs - the job board for Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

League of United American Citizens' Latino Job Portal

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

Human Rights Campaign - national LGBTQ advocacy organization

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

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

Out and Equal - national organization dedicated to LGBTQ workplace equality

Out Professionals - national LGBTQ networking organization

National LGBTQ Task Force - national LGBTQ advocacy organization

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

LGBTQ Student Scholarship database - national database for LGBTQ scholarships

Federal government hiring info for individuals with disabilities

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

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

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

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

Hire Autism - jobs 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

In Her Sight - search engine for women-rated companies