Career Resources for Diverse Student Populations

This page contains links to programs and organizations that offer additional career planning resources to Affinity Groups.

Current College Programs

Specific Populations and Affinity Groups

  • Students of Color

    INROADS develops and places talented minority youth in business and industry and prepares them for corporate and community leadership.

    A platform looking to advance careers for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals. Jopwell’s platform helps companies looking to increase diversity recruitment, marketing, and retention.

    Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) provides superior educational and career programs for young people from underserved and underrepresented communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success.

    Summer Venture in Management Program at Harvard Business School
    In order to increase diversity in business education, SVMP provides a residential one-week program to rising college seniors to better understand the business world and business leadership.

    Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) partnering with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) equips African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans with the skills, coaching and connections they need to lead organizations and communities worldwide.

    Diversity Employers
    Diversity Employers connects job seekers to careers with companies that are committed to diversity. The website also offers a job search with employers and resources for applicants to better be equipped to apply for opportunities.

    Diversity Employers was conceived by The Black Collegian Magazine, which has provided African-American college students with valuable information on career and job opportunities since 1970.

    The Black Career Women’s Network
    The Black Career Women’s Network provides career support, events, programs, and a community that provides tools to promote long-term success. Their goal is to bridge gaps by also offering coaching and mentorship programs.

    The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals.

    The National Urban League
    The National Urban League is an organization focusing on historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization looking to empower underserved communities through empowerment. The organization offers a job network for members to access.

    Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) offer the Hispanic National Internship Program (HNIP). Their mantra is “Opening Doors of Opportunity, Abriendo Puertas de Oportunidad” because they believe that HNIP can be the formative experience by which an individual can grow both personally and professionally. Federal agencies and corporations partner with them because HNIP recruits some of the brightest and most talented students from across the country. specializes in joining the Hispanic bilingual professional with companies looking for diversity in the workplace.

    The National Association of Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking.

    IMDiversity is a job site that features employers who specialize in diversity opportunities.

    The Native American Journalists Association serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.

    Summer Activist Training (SAT) seeks to train and prepare Asian American and Pacific Islander (API) organizers to join progressive and left movements.

    100 Black Men of America – Mentoring youth on topics such as education, health and wellness, economic empowerment and leadership development is the core service of the largest network of African American male mentors in the nation. They influence and transform the lives of underrepresented and disenfranchised youth, with a focus on African American youth.


  • LGBTQ Populations

    LGBTQ Connect
    LGBT Connect is part of the Workplace Diversity website network, which offers a job board for diverse candidates to connect with corporate recruiters. The website offers career advice articles for applicants seeking employment as well.

    Out and Equal Workplace Advocates 
    Out and Equal Workplace Advocates is a nonprofit organization dedicated to achieve workplace equality for the LGBTQ community. Through trainings, networking opportunities, consultation, and leadership development, this organization works with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to build inclusive and welcoming work environments.

    Out For Undergrads (O4U) – Find out about Out 4 Undergrad conferences and recruiting opportunities for business, technology, engineering or marketing majors. Each year, O4UB brings some of the most talented LGBTQ+ undergrads from across the country to Goldman Sachs in New York for one weekend to inspire, educate, and provide an introduction to some of the largest financial services, consulting, and professional services firms in the world. It is one of the largest LGBTQIA+ recruiting events.

    The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

    Pride at Work
    Pride at Work is a national nonprofit organization supporting LGBTQ union members and allies. In providing support between the LGBTQ community and labor unions, the organization’s goal is to foster greater economic and social justice.

    Recently, members of the NACE Community shared a list of resources that they find helpful and valuable in working with LGBT college students, job candidates, and employees.


  • Students with Disabilities

    The Art Endowment
    The Arts Endowment believes that all Americans should have the opportunity to create and partake in the arts. With a strong belief in inclusion, the Arts Endowment addresses career opportunities, training, and barriers for individuals with disabilities.

    Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) includes information about college, technology, and employment, with a searchable database (start by searching for “employment”)

    Emerging Leaders Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities gives college students with disabilities the opportunity to jumpstart their career path and gain a competitive edge.

    Enable America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing employment among the 56 million Americans with disabilities including wounded warriors and disabled veterans.

    Entry Point
    Entry Point! is a program offered by the AAAS Project on Science, Technology, and Disability. Students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying science, engineering, math, and computer science are recruited for internship and co-op opportunities.

    Getting Hired
    Getting Hired offers a career portal to help job seekers with disabilities connect with inclusive employers.

    HBCU Disability Consortium offers career information with students who have disabilities. Includes information on what to include on resumes and interacting with potential employers.

    Learn How to Become
    Learn How to Become offers a career reference and guide page for students with disabilities to understand career ideas and their rights while navigating paths to employment.

    Lime Connect
    Lime Connect is a global nonprofit organization that prepares and connects students and professionals with disabilities to scholarships, internships, and full-time careers through corporate partners.

    Recruit Disability
    Recruit Disability is a job board managed by The Sierra Group, a foundation that seeks to drive employment for people with disabilities

    The Job Accommodations Network offers advice about employment accommodations and resources for job seekers.

    The National Business & Disability Council
    The National Business & Disability Council at The Viscardi Center provides U.S. and documented alien job seekers with disabilities to use their job database to find career opportunities.

    National Organization on Disability focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 80-percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD works with leading employers and partners with educational and philanthropic institutions to pilot innovative approaches to disability inclusion, then scales these up into initiatives with even broader impact.

    The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is the only non-regulatory federal agency that promotes policies and coordinates with employers and all levels of government to increase workplace success for people with disabilities.

    The Sea Glass Group is confident that when corporate America views the qualifications and credentials of professionals with disabilities through a strong and clear business lens, they will accelerate the inclusion of these individuals into their organizations.

    The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with college students and recent graduates with disabilities through summer or permanent jobs.

  • Veterans

    Corporate Gray Corporate Gray offers a job board for veterans to connect and apply for opportunities with military-friendly companies. – Employment website that curates jobs for veterans.

    G.I. Jobs –  G.I. Jobs offers a job board where veterans can find top companies looking to hire them. The website also offers tips, articles, and online tools for military transitioners to explore career and post-secondary education opportunities

    Hire A Hero ( is the premier online job board for those who have served our country and has helped thousands of veterans and their family members connect to employers who value their service, work ethic and loyalty to our country.

    My Next Move   provides a job search resource for veterans to find careers based on key words, industry, and jobs like a former military job.

    RecruitMilitary helps employers connect with veterans. Veterans and military spouses are offered this free job search service on the nation’s largest single-source veteran database.

    Student Veterans’ of America (SVA) jobs portal, is a one-stop shop for finding the most up to date source of employment opportunities. They have partnered with the National Labor Exchange to provide this information..

    US Department of Labor
    In Partnership with the US Department of Labor, veterans are supported in their job searches by being connected to training and job opportunities with access to employers who want to hire veterans and military spouses, while also offering career advice and resume building help.

    USA Jobs

  • First-Generation and Low-Income Students

    The Fortis Fellowship – The Fortis Fellowship selects top first-generation students to take part in a three-year program to become top world leaders and eventually become inducted in the Fortis Society. Their goal is to create a network of diverse people committing to creating a better world and helping each other succeed.

    I’m First! believes the opportunity for college exists for students who do not have a family history of higher education. I’m First! is an online community providing first-generation college students—and those who advise them—with inspiration, information, and support on the road to and through college.

    National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) – Information to help First Generation students succeed in their career development.

    Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI) is a federal grant program funding nonprofit organizations that address the economic needs of low-income individuals and families through the creation of sustainable business development and employment opportunities.

    MLT Ascend, a college success and career readiness program in which MLT alumni – our Rising Leaders – volunteer to coach first-generation, low-income college students.