Diversity & Veterans Resources


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African-American

Black Collegian Online

Career site that provides information on career resources for black collegians. Job search strategies, graduate school opportunities, career and industry reports are abundantly explored.

Blackworld

International networking site that includes a job-posting board and career center.

National Black MBA Association

Association website dedicated to economic and intellectual wealth. Includes information on employment networks.

National Society of Black Engineers

Organizational website with job and scholarship postings.

Asian

National Association of Asian American Professionals

Organizational website that includes a job-posting board and scholarship opportunities.

Athletes

www.Athletes4Hire.com

Job-posting database for college and university athletes. Includes employment and mentoring opportunities.

Disabled

Disclosing a Disability to an Employer (PDF)

Career Services handout with helpful information regarding disclosing disabilities in the workplace.

Americans with Disabilities Act Resources:

U.S. Department of Justice

Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Guide for people with disabilities seeking employment.

State & Federal Information:

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

Administers programs that ensure Texas is a state where people with disabilities, and children who have developmental delays, enjoy the same opportunities as other Texans to live independent and productive lives.

Federal Jobs Network

Helps federal government job hunters find, apply for, and land government jobs.

Disability.gov

Federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide.

U.S. Department of Labor

Provides resources to help people with disabilities find employment. Includes a directory of state liaisons.

Internship Programs:

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

A representative from the Workforce Recruitment Program visits Texas State early each spring semester to interview students with disabilities for paid summer internships and permanent positions with the federal government. Students must sign up for an interview time at Career Services (5-7.1 LBJ Student Center) and have a current resume on file with the Career Services office.

There are a limited number of interview times available each year; therefore, it is important to sign up early. To submit your resume for the WRP, visit the Career Services Jobs4Cats website by clicking here. Each December, the Office of Disability Services will post details regarding upcoming spring interview opportunities.

Emerging Leaders

Program that places undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities.

Job Search Websites and Job Fairs:

Riley Guide

Includes sites for job listings, resume and cover letter assistance, ideas on how to network and interview, etc. Also provides resources for Wounded Warriors with listings for veterans/transitioning military personnel.

Lift, Inc.

Hires and places information technology and information management professionals who have disabilities.

Project Hired

Assists individuals with disabilities in gaining and sustaining employment by partnering with businesses and the community.

GettingHired

Connects job seekers with disabilities, committed employers, advocacy organizations, and service providers. Includes a social networking medium that offers individuals a platform to connect with each other and career mentors.

Equal Opportunity Publications

Provides listings for job fairs and career expos.

Professional Associations & Networking:

Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)

Professional membership organization for individuals involved in the development of policy and in the provision of quality services to meet the needs of persons with disabilities involved in all areas of higher education.

We Connect Now

Social networking site focused on helping college students with disabilities succeed in their studies by getting the information and support they need through resources, links, blogs with the latest news, studying existing laws and regulation and through personal contacts.

The National Organization on Disability

Cross-disability organization with emphasis on increasing employment for disabled individuals.

Texas State Resources:

Office of Disability Services (ODS)

Specialized support services and resources based on individual students' disability-based needs.

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Assists individuals with disabilities in preparing for, finding, and retaining employment. The agency can assist students with disabilities with tuition reimbursement, books and assistive devices. Contact phone number for the Texas State University office: 512.245.3625.

Resources compiled from:

University of Pennsylvania Career Services

Virginia Tech

Bridgewater State University

Texas State University

Diversity

Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology

Articles and the latest news, as well as career opportunities.

Equal Opportunity Publications

Since 1968, Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc. (EOP) has led the way in diversity recruitment with a portfolio of seven national career magazines, a diversity website, online job board, and Career Expos for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

EqualityMagazines.com

EqualityMagazines.com's four diversity websites and corresponding digital employment and education resources have been helping minority candidate’s find gainful employment for more than fifteen years. The Black Perspective, Hispanic-Today, Veterans Enterprise, and Women In Business & Industry are all dedicated to increasing diversity & inclusion in America’s workforce for African-Americans, Hispanics, veterans, and women.

Hirediversity

Job search engine featuring virtual career fairs and more.

INSIGHT Into Diversity

The largest and oldest diversity and employment magazine and webiste in higher education today, INSIGHT Into Diversity contains information about current diversity hiring trends.

NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering)

Association website dedicated to providing leadership and support to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math and science-based careers.

Hispanic

Hispanic Business Inc.

News site offering insights into business trends in the hispanic community. Includes a careers section and job posting site.

Poder 360
International premier Latino business magazine.

Latpro - The #1 Job Board for Hispanic and Bilingual Professionals
Job-posting board for hispanic and bilingual professionals. Includes resources on employers who are committed to diversity and inclusion.

Saludos (Hispanic Careers & Education)
Job-posting board specializing in joining the hispanic bilingual professional with companies looking for diversity in the workplace.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Association devoted to empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. Includes a job board.

The Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists
Association promoting excellence in engineering, science, and mathematics while cultivating the value of cultural diversity.

International Students

Legal Issues: Interviewing & Hiring International Students - National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Information for employers, students and career services personnel about legal issues surrounding the employment of international students.

MyVisaJobs.com
Profiles and categorizes all employers who have sponsored H-1B visas, using quantitative modeling methods to provide customzed work visa solutions.

Texas State University International Office - Employment Options
Information on on-campus employment, CPT, OPT and different types of work visas.

Working in the United States - U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Details information about on- and off-campus employment for international students. Includes info on CPT, OPT, the 17-month STEM extension program and other frequently asked questions.

LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, & Asexual)

LGBTQ Job Search:
Human Rights Campaign Employee Resources
Provides resources on advocacy and coming out in the workplace, best places to work, discrimination, resource groups and more. Inlcludes the Corporate Equality Index, which ranks U.S. companies by LGBT-friendly policies.

Hire Diversity
Job search engine featuring virtual career fairs and more.

Progay Jobs
Jobs in various fields that have friendly environments for diversity.

Work it Out/Simply Hired
Job search engine for the LGBTQ population.

Professional Resources:
Career Planning and Job Search Guide for LGBTQ Students and Alumni
Common career issues and concerns for the LGBTQ population. Written by Career Services counselors at the University of Pennsylvania.

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
Learn how to get involved with achieving equality in education.

The GLBTQ Resource Page
Resources and links to other websites with professional information regarding common issues for the LGBTQ population.

Out & Equal
National nonprofit organization advocating safe and equitable workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgered people.

Out for Work
Provides programs, resources and services to provide assitance to LGBT students in the cultivation and enhancement of skills to explore career options, master serach techniques and strategies and research employement opportunities. Includes a job board and more.

Out Professionals
Networking with other out professionals in your field.

Pride at Work
Provides networking opportunities. Includes chapter events, articles, and various resources for the LGBTQA population.

Servicemembers Legal Defence Network (SLDN)
Resource detailing the rights of LGBTQ military personnel.

National & State Discrimination Laws and Policies:
American Civil Liberties Union - LGBT Rights
Articles, news updates, and legislation summaries of workplace issues affecting LGBTQ people.

Human Rights Campaign Laws in Texas
Includes laws regarding marriage, adoption, hate crimes, discrimination and healthcare.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Conducts groundbreaking research and policy analysis on hot-button issues affecting the LGBTQ community.

US Legal
Legal background and information on sexual orientation and gender discrimination laws for the United States.

LGBTQ Chambers of Commerce for Large Cities in Texas:
LBGTQ chambers of commerice denote companies that have affiliated themselves as LGBTQ-consumer-friendly in a given city. Sites can be utilized for tourism, job search networking and more.

Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance
Austin Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Houston GLBT Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Voice/LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Texas State LBGTQ Resources:
Texas State University Allies
Aims to create and sustain "safe places" on Texas State campus,where LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty can speak with an Ally in confidence. The program also seeks to include LGBTQ individuals in all aspects of campus life.

Texas State Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (SDI)
Provides academic, cultural and personal support for underrepresented students for purposes of degree completion and leadership in a culturally diverse and global society.

Underrepresented Student Advisory Council
Programming and leadership development council composed of various recognized student organizations whose mission is to represent and promote diversity and equal opportunity initiatives in support of a pluralistic society.

LGBTQ Professional Associations:
Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling
Association whose mission is to educate mental health service providers about issues confronting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) individuals.

Human Rights Campaign’s LGBT Professional and Student Associations
Includes a list of associations in finance, government, education, media and more.

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientist and Technical Professionals
Nonprofit organization that educates and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Native American

NativeWeb

Site dedicated to providing information to the indigenous people in the world.

Directory of Internships and Fellowships for Native Americans

Directory assists in the identification of internships, fellowships, and cooperative learning experiences to enhance students' knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Veterans

Career Services Military and Post-Military Careers Resource Page
Texas State Career Services resources for veteran students and alumni, including job posting sites, job search guides and more.

Continuing Education Resources for Veterans
Accredited Online Colleges want to do our part by helping you to navigate the sea of options and opportunities available to you as a veteran. This guide isn’t meant to be exhaustive. Instead, we want it to function as a valuable tool and one of many resources you use in your research..

Counseling Center Resources for Veterans
General resources--including mental health, academic and GI Bill information--from the Texas State University Counseling Center's website.

Texas State University On-Campus Veteran Resources (PDF)
Resource list from the Texas State Veterans Advisory Council.

Veterans On Campus Resource

Women

Feminist Majority Foundation
Organizational site with job postings for feminist and progressive organizations.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Association site with career guidance, professional development opportunities and a job-posting board.

Women in Technology International (WITI)
Association dedicated to providing women in technology with inspiration, education, conferences, online services, publications and a worldwide network of resources.