Diversity Resources

2009 MPDC
2009 Multicultural Professional Development Conference

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University Career Services: Diversity Digest

Opportunities sent out biweekly via this listserv are designed to attract students from diverse backgrounds, bilingual students, cultural studies majors and those with an interest in social justice into fields or organizations where they are underrepresented or are needed to serve a particular community. These updates include diversity-related career events around Grounds, as well as, internships, leadership programs, and scholarships sponsored by employers.


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Additional Resources

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Resources for Specific Populations

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African American Students

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American Indian Students

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Asian American Students

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LGBTQ Students

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Hispanic Students

  • The Congressional Internship Program: The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) brings 32 promising Latino undergraduates to Washington, DC for an eight-week program. The Congressional Internship Program provides participants with a placement in a Congressional office, community service, leadership development and more. Housing and transportation covered.
  • HispanicOutlook.com: a search site which provides information about employment opportunities within the higher education field as well as the institutions which grant the largest number of degrees to Hispanic students
  • HispanicBusiness.com: a job center resource site for Hispanic and Latino students
  • HispanicSurf.com: aims to connect everyone with everything Hispanic. It is an excellent resource for Spanish speakers looking to use their language skills in the workplace
  • Ihispano.com: An employment search engine for Hispanic and Latin/bilingual professionals.
  • The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: Sets out to help Hispanic students and professionals in the Engineering field.
  • Saludos Hispanos: Provides educated, career-minded Hispanics opportunities for growth with organizations who have a sincere interest in promoting Hispanics up the corporate ladder.
  • LatPro: A site that connects Spanish and Portuguese speakers (who also know English) to great jobs nationally and internationally.
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science: This site includes information and publications about continuing education and updates a listing of organizations who have contacted SACNAS with new job openings.
  • MuchosJobs.com: a recruitment and job placement site for top Hispanic talent
  • LATCareers.com: Online Latino Job Board with thousands of jobs posted to search for nationwide positions as well as our Latino Career Fair Calendar with over 200 Latino Career Fairs annually in 90 US Cities that you can attend.

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International Students

  • The Institute of International Education website: Lists a plethora of resources for non-U.S. students, including the Freeman Assist Internship Program which provides international students from select countries with scholarships to subsidize unpaid internships.
  • The International Student City Career Center provides comprehensive career advice which addresses the unique concerns that international students face as they look for employment in the United States.
  • Going Global can be accessed through your MyUCS or CAVLink account and contains an H1B Info section on American employers that have submitted H1B visa applications within the past year.
  • H1base.com: Visit this site for US immigration details, H1-B visa information, as well as, employment opportunities in the US for foreign nationals.
  • H1visajobs.com features an online database of American employers that sponsor H1-B visa holders. The databases are broken down by industry and can be accessed for a fee.

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Student Athletes

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Students with Disabilities

  • Federaljobs.net describes hiring options, certifications and accommodations for students with disabilities interested in pursuing a career in the federal government
  • The Workforce Recruitment Program —recruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with college students with disabilities in order to generate a database of internship and full-time job seekers which can be accessed by prospective employers. In the past decade, 1,900 college students with disabilities have been placed in temporary and permanent jobs nationwide. A recruiter typically visits the University of Virginia during the fall semester. If you are interested, please contact Dreama Johnson Career Counselor for Outreach at dreama@virginia.edu.
  • The Riley Guide: lists several employment resources for individuals with disabilities as well as job listings
  • Emerging Leaders is a highly competitive program that places college students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities.
  • PeopleResources.org: a site connecting people with disabilities to personal development links, career resources, pertinent news, education resources and counseling services
  • recruitABILITY: provides an online, targeted recruiting site that effectively connects proactive employers with job seekers with disabilities
  • The National Business and Disability Council is the leading national resource on all issues related to the successful mainstreaming of people with disabilities into the American workforce. Their national resume database is provided free to qualified job seekers.
  • The goal of JobAccess is to enable people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment including resume building and posting services, online application, and more.
  • The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.
  • DO-IT CAREERS Provides resources for students with disabilities to participate in work-based learning opportunities.
  • Entry Point! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.
  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities is a consortium of universities, national employers and government agencies focused on the career employment of college graduates with disabilities. COSD provides training modules and conducts a national conference each year related to employment of persons with disabilities.
  • The National Coalition for Students with Disabilities is a not-for-profit, grassroots organization founded in 1995 to strengthen the legal rights of persons with disabilities and facilitate communication between student groups. NCSD provides information on employment, scholarships, telecommuting, and internship and volunteer opportunities.

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