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

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In addition to individualized advising, below we provide a collection of organizations, job boards, and resources meant to assist students of students from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences 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

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

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

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

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. 

Job Boards

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

League of United American Citizens' Latino Job Portal

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 

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

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

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 y ears 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

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. 

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