As an LGBTQ+ student, there are added challenges you might face in your internship and job search with regard to sexual orientation and or sexual identity. When considering a company, you will need the appropriate resources to evaluate the climate of the company and employees, policies affecting individuals of the LGBTQ+ community, and the region. The Career Services staff at Saint Xavier University is readily available to assist you with any questions you might have regarding the challenges you might face as well as coming out in the work place. Here are just some of the ways we can support you:
- Individual Career Counseling and Advising
- Walk-in appointments, Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m.
- Regular appointments convenient with your schedule
- Networking Events
- Career Workshops and Programs
In addition to our in-person services, you will find a number of helpful resources below to assist you in your career development endeavours.
General Career and Advocacy Resources
You will find a number of general career resources to help you prepare for career and educational opportunities as an LGBTQ+ student. In addition, you will find advocacy resources highlighting information on assistance with coming out and transitioning in the workplace, state and federal policies, and workforce laws relating to LGTBQ+ issues.
The VelvetJobs website has a comprehensive collection of LGBTQ+ career development resources including a language, law, job search strategies, and a listing of LGBTQ+ friendly employers.
The GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is an organization with a focus on a society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.
Pride at Work National is a non-profit organization that seeks full equality for LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace.
Campus Pride is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering safer college environments for LGBTQ+ students. Campus Pride also provides job search resources including a job database.
Trans Student Educational Resources (TSER) is a youth-led advocacy group dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender nonconforming students.
Transgender Law is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people.
Center for Gender Sanity is an organization that assists with all aspects of transition in the workplace.
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP) is an organization dedicated to helping speed equality for LGTBQ+ people through research, insight and analysis.
The Human Rights Campaigns' Workplace explores how corporate America is adopting inclusive policies and practices including the Corporate Equality Index, HRB Buyers Guide, and the Best Places to Work.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the LGBT community. The largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses.
Lambda Legal is a non-profit organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ+ individuals through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
Below you will find several job search websites that LGTBQ+ students might find useful in conducting a job search.
ProGay Jobs is an e-recruitment site with postings from companies that promote diversity and provide safe and open environments for LGTBQ+ individuals.
The Out & Equal Workplace is a non-profit organization dedicated to achieving LGBTQ+ workplace equality and providing LGBTQ+ job seekers with employment opportunities.
The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals includes resources and job postings for LGBTQ+ friendly college and university positions.
Professional Organizations, Conferences and Networking
Connect with other LGTBQ+ students and professionals through organizations, conferences and networking events .
Out Professionals is the nation's leading organization specializing in LGTBQ+ networking.
Out for Undergrad (O4U) is an organization that assists high-achieving LGTBQ+ undergraduates in the areas of marketing, technology, business and engineering.
The Pride at Work non-profit organization represents LGTBQ+ union members and their allies.
Reaching Out MBA Conference is an organization dedicated to providing recruiting, admissions, and professional events for students and alumni from the LGTBQ business school community.
The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals is an organization of professionals working in science, technology, engineering and math.