LGBTQ+

Career and Professional Development Services is here to support people from diverse identity intersections.

While there are many laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender or sexuality, there are still many questions and concerns that you may have when navigating the job search. Questions like, “Will I be supported as a transgender or non binary person within this company?” or, “Will I be able to speak outwardly about my partner/s and family at my workplace?”

Career and Professional Development Services is a place where you can navigate these questions and find resources to utilize when entering the workforce. We want to support you in bringing your full self  here and are committed to helping you find inclusive environments when you leave the University and start your career.

Job Search & Interview Resources

LGBTQ+ friendly job search engines


Interview Resources
Helpful tips on type of questions to ask during an interview as well as dressing gender neutral for interviews.

Is the company an Ally?

Different resources for students to be able to research if a potential company they are interested in working for is LGBTQ+ friendly and how these companies value their LGBTQ+ employees.

Navigating the Workplace

Getting Started at Work
Resources on how to navigate coming out conversations in the workplace and how to feel empowered as an LGBTQ+ individual in the workplace.

Know your rights at work
Resources to educate students on rights and protections awarded to LGBTQ+ people in the workplace.

Featured Articles

Resources

StartOut Founders Program

Are you an LGBTQ+ person interested in starting or accelerating your own business? StartOut runs programs that connect LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs …

The Miseducation of the Underrepresented Job Seeker

Jennifer Tardy’s free guide, downloadable below contains information to empower historically underrepresented job seekers on:

Tips & Insights to transform …

Career Advice Guide For Underrepresented Populations

This guide includes tips, time-saver exercises, and expert advice on how to be a top-notch candidate as a Black, Latinx, …

The OutCare Mentorship Program connects LGBTQ+ affirming mentors with individuals seeking guidance in various life pursuits, including school, career, and …

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Student Clubs & Organizations

Featured Classes

Hiring Process & Offer Evaluation

Upgrade your hire-ability by demystifying the hiring process from application to offer.

Getting to Know Your Manager & Team

Navigating a new workplace is a challenge. Start your new role with confidence by asking the right questions on (and…

Presence & Professionalism

Whether you’re in the office, joining a remote meeting, or attending a work event, how you show up matters! Demystify…

Professional Writing & Organization

Take a deep dive into the unspoken do’s and don’ts of professional communication with coworkers, customers, managers, and more! Then,…

Interviewing

Prepare to ace the interview! Dive into interview fundamentals, secrets to making a great first impression on employers, and how…

Cover Letters

When used correctly, a cover letter can be a valuable companion to your resume. This course will provide the samples…

Presentations

Improve your ability to communicate big ideas to clients, teams, and execs by honing your presentation skills! Gain access to…

Requesting Time Off

Nervous about requesting time off from work? Not sure how to ask your manager? Get the essential information and templates…

Cross-Functional Collaboration

Explore the essential roles and functions you’ll be collaborating with at top companies, then dive into best practices for leading…

Informational Interviews

Careers aren’t built alone! Informational interviews are a key tool in your professional toolbelt: learn how to leverage the peers…

LinkedIn Overview

Learn how to harness all of LinkedIn’s features in order to optimize your job search, expand your network, and maximize…

Giving & Receiving Feedback

Feedback is a two-way street — this course helps prepare you to thoughtfully give and receive constructive feedback with team…

Goal Setting

Setting relevant and precise goals is a recipe for career success… but where do you start? Learn how to choose…

Clarifying Expectations

What questions do you need to ask to get the job done correctly? Improve your ability to communicate with your…

Networking & Outreach

Utilize practical exercises and advice from successful professionals to grow your network, build your professional community, represent your organization, and…

Career Exploration

Finding your career path doesn’t have to be a headache! Learn the difference between constructive and overwhelming questions to ask…