Resources for Underrepresented Students

WashU International Students

While there are many great general career resources that the Career Center provides, the following resources are geared toward specific underrepresented groups. All of these strive to foster inclusion and diversity in various industries, as well as help members of minority groups get access to information on workshops and employers that are hiring based on specific identities.

Resources also include information on policies and laws aimed towards maintaining workplace equality based on a number of different identities. While not all identities are protected by federal or state laws, it is important to be knowledgeable on your rights and examples of workplace discrimination.

DISABILITIES

  • Ability Jobs: Provides job postings dedicated to people with disabilities.
  • Lime Connect: A global not for profit organization that’s rebranding disability through achievement. 
  • US Department of Labor: Government resources on laws, policies, and programs for individuals with disabilities.
  • Workplace Fairness: FAQ for non-discrimination and anti-harassment work policies and practices.

LGBT+

  • CenterLink: Provides current job openings at LGBT community centers as well as at other organizations and institutions whose work is closely related to needs and interests of LGBT communities.
  • Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals: Member-based organization that works towards liberation of LGBTQ people in higher education. Provides various resources as well as job postings for LGBTQ community.
  • Human Rights Campaign State Laws Map: Map that shows state-by-state where gender and or sexual orientation protections laws are in place.
  • Out and Equal: Provides support and advocacy to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered community.
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: EEOC interprets and enforces Title VII’s prohibition of sex discrimination as forbidding any employment discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation. These protections apply regardless of any contrary state or local laws.
  • Washington University Pride Alumni Network (WUpan): Encourages LGBTQIA alumni to provide service to the University and to further the well-being of LGBTQIA students. WUpan also facilitates fellowship and a sense of community among LGBTQIA alumni, faculty and staff.

RACE / ETHNICITY

    • Asian Women in Business: Membership-based organization that supports corporate and professional Asian women through leadership forums and networking events.
    • Black Alumni Council: Supports the professional and personal development of Washington University black alumni, assists the university in the recruitment and retention of African-American students, and enhances the continued growth and development of the university as an exemplary institution.
    • Black Collegian Online: Provides career resources for students of color.
    • Diversity Search: Search job listings with companies targeting minority candidates.
    • iHispano: Provides the Latino community with a trusted professional network, which pairs members with employers who are serious about building a diverse workforce.
    • Latpro: Provides employment opportunities specifically for Latino and bilingual workers.
    • National Association of Asian American Professionals: Provides Asian & Pacific Islanders professional development, community service, and networking opportunities.
    • National Society of Black Engineers: Society to support Black engineering students and professionals for training, mentoring, career placement, and scholarships.
    • National Urban League Employment Network: Site dedicated exclusively to diversity recruitment locally and nationwide.

INTERNATIONAL

  • Office of International Students & Scholars – Employment & Training: The status specific resource pages provide comparisons of the types of employment for which F-1 and J-1 students may be eligible, depending on each student’s individual circumstances. Always consult an international student advisor at the Office for International Students and Scholars before accepting any job offer or starting employment.