The Career Center acknowledges career development is a social justice issue. We make an impact in how we teach, support, and empower our students as professionals, as citizens, and as leaders. We strive to help every student understand how their actions, assumptions and implicit biases impact the whole of a workplace, industry and our society.
We strive to foster relationships with employers committed to inclusive and diverse hires, to help members of minority groups get access to information on career skills, workshops and events, employment opportunities, and continued education..
Compiled below are a few resources to help you get started. This is not an exhaustive list, but a beginning. 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.
- Diversity Search: Search job listings with companies targeting minority candidates.
- National Urban League Employment Network: Site dedicated exclusively to diversity recruitment locally and nationwide.
- Diversity Employers: Provides resources for jobs with employers who are committed to diversity.
- SEO: Seizing Every Opportunity: For over 50 years, SEO has been an innovator in education, mentorship, positive peer pressure, high standards, and networks to turn untapped potential into newfound greatness.
- MLT: Launched in 2002, MLT is a nonprofit organization that is transforming the career and life trajectories of a new generation of diverse leaders – while expanding the talent pipelines at more than 100 leading businesses, social-sector organizations, and universities.
- 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.
- National Society of Black Engineers: Society to support Black engineering students and professionals for training, mentoring, career placement and scholarships.
- Asian Women in Business: Membership-based organization that supports corporate and professional Asian women through leadership forums and networking events.
- National Association of Asian American Professionals: Provides Asian & Pacific Islanders professional development, community service and networking opportunities.
- Washington University Asian Alumni Network (WUAAN): Supports Asian and Asian-American alumni. WUAAN focuses on three primary activities: providing ongoing opportunities for the personal and professional development of both alumni and students; advocacy for issues relevant to the Asian and Asian-American communities affiliated with WashU— in student life or university affairs; and facilitating engagement with the greater Asian and Asian-American communities outside of WashU through service and philanthropy.
- 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.
- Office of International Students and 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 adviser at the Office for International Students and Scholars before accepting any job offer or starting employment.
- Check out the Career Center’s Four Year Plan for International Students for a list of helpful things to do while attending WashU.
- 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.
- Starkloff Disability Institute: Offers people with disabilities unique opportunities to start, grow and advance in their professional career.
- 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.
- Zippia: Gender-neutral guide on what to wear for an interview for individuals of all gender identities. It outlines everything from clothing dos and don’ts to the best gender-neutral clothing websites and workplace discrimination.