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Resources for Special Populations

The Career Development Center is committed to ensuring a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all students. We encourage you to take advantage of the services and resources available to assist you with your career planning and job search needs.

Diversity Link
Job listings and resume postings targeted for diversity candidates, including women, persons from varied ethnic backgrounds, and persons with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Publications
Information on the Equal Opportunity, Woman Engineer, Minority Engineer, CAREERS and the Disabled, Workforce Diversity For Engineering And IT Professionals, Hispanic Career World, and African-American Career World publications. Includes a list of employers currently recruiting new employees along with a list of job announcements.

HirePotential
A national staffing firm dedicated to recruiting and employing individuals from the "untapped workforce." Also includes information for people with disabilities, mature workers, and veterans.

Insight Into Diversity
The National Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) recruitment publication directed to females, minorities, veterans, and all other applicants.

Street Smart
Search engine with jobs from diversity-friendly employers


AFRICAN AMERICANS

Black Collegian Online
"The career site for students of color." Online version of the career magazine geared towards African-Americans.

GreaterDiversity.com
Jobs, diversity forums, employment research, and other minority career related resources.

The Multicultural Advantage
Career advice, employment resources, and much more, all targeted to persons of color.

Black Voices Career Resources
Targeted job postings, a searchable resume database, company profiles, diversity job fairs, special program/editorial items, and entertainment-related areas.

Black Enterprise
Search for jobs. Knowledge center for job search, career management and professional development articles and advice.     


ASIAN AMERICANS

Asian American Village
Offers career opportunities and serves as a forum for all Asian cultures and communities.

National Association of Asian American Professionals
This non-profit organization promotes the personal and professional development of the Asian American community.

Career and Job Resources for Asian American Job Seekers


DISABILITIES & SPECIAL NEEDS

United State Department of Labor Workforce Recruitment Program 
Instructional videos designed to help people with disabilities naviagate the job search process.

United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Workforce Recruitment Program 
Job listings open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

Job Accomodations Network
A free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities.

Getting Hired
A national employment and social networking portal that connects job seekers with disabilities with employers committed to hiring them.

AAPD - American Association of People with Disabilities

AAAS Entry Point - American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
Government and private science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, business internship opportunities for students with disabilities.

Emerging Leaders
Summer internship and leadership development opportunities for students with disabilities.

Workforce Recruitment
Office of Disability Employment Policy connects students to public and private sector opportunities.

Employment Resources for the Disabled

Disabilities Info*Gov

The 411 on Disability Disclosure: A Workbook for Youth with Disabilities

AFB CareerConnect
Job Search resource for persons who are visually impaired.

Hearing Loss Web
Employment opportunities targeted to the deaf and hard-of-hearing.

JobAccess
Provides job listings for people with disabilities; you must register and post your resume before you can access the job listings.

Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation Services

Ideas for Writing an Accommodation Request Letter

 

HISPANICS & LATINOS

Hispanic Business.com
Links to employment opportunities, business magazines, market research and community events.

ihispano.com
Latino network and job search site.

Saludos Web National Job Listings
Supported by Saludos Hispanos magazine, this Web page serves the Hispanic community by providing a site for employers actively seeking to recruit qualified Hispanics to post job listings. Search for jobs, read career and internship advice; see Hispanic friendly companies with opportunities for Spanish-speaking bilingual professionals.

LatPro.com
Job board for Hispanic and Bilingual professionals.

Hispanic-American Village
Offers career opportunities and serves as a forum where people from all Hispanic cultures and communities are able to articulate specific issues, concerns, and possibilities.

Hispanic Caucus Institute
Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c) (3) leadership development organization created to help increase opportunities for Hispanics to participate in and contribute to the American policy making process.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

H1B VISA Support
An interactive web site that links H-1B job seekers to employers from all over the world.

Foreignborn.com 
Connects you to U.S.-based companies looking to target foreign-born employees.

Foreign Labor Certification 
A searchable database of employers who have hired international employees on H1-B visas by location and industry.

US Immigration Support 
Online guide to US visas, green cards and applying for US citizenship.

International Student 
A resource for international students and those preparing to study abroad.

USA Visa Now
US immigration information.

iStudentCity 
A site which includes on-line chats with other international students as well as helpful hits for job searching after graduation.

H1visajobs.com 
Online database of American Employers for International Professionals.

My Visa Jobs
Jobs from top Visa sponors.

 

LGBTQ

Echelon Magazine
The Gay and Lesbian Business News Magazine" offers business news and information targeted to the GLBT community. They also have an employment board.

Human Rights Campaign
"Worknet" - This portion of the HRC site includes which employers have LGBT-friendly policies, what you should do if you've been discriminated against at work, and an extensive workplace bibliography.

Out For Work
National nonprofit dedicated to educating, preparing, and empowering LGBT students and their Allies for the transition from academia to the workplace. Hold college student career conferences annually.

Pro Gay Jobs
Provides assistance for job seekers looking for employment in LGBT-friendly work environments.

Out Professionals
Leading gay and lesbian professional networking site.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
The nation's oldest and largest legal organization working for the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS. Also provides summary of states, which prohibit discrimination, based on sexual orientation. Lambda Legal's help desk staff respond directly to those seeking legal information assistance with discrimination related to sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV status.

 

NATIVE AMERICANS

Native American Village
Offers career opportunities and serves as a forum for all Native American cultures and communities.

Career and Job Search Advice for Native American Job Seekers

 

VETERANS & MILITARY PERSONNEL

Hire a Hero
An online professional networking site that provides employment services specifically geared towards meeting the employment needs of returning military members and their families.

Military.Careers.org
A collection of career resources to assist military veterans in their transition to civilian life.

Job Transitioning for Vets and Former Military
Career and job sites geared especially for military personnel making the transition to civilian jobs.

Todays Military
This site aims to help students and their families understand service options and benefits so they can make informed choices.

Careers in the Military

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Information about the GI Bill.

Military to Federal Jobs Crosswalk

FedHireVets

VA 

WOMEN

Women Employed
Leading national advocate for women's economic advancement. The group analyzes workplace issues, educates policy makers, and builds support to improve opportunities and incomes.

Women for Hire
Career resources and advice for women including, job interview questions, resume examples, cover letter templates, and salary negotiation tactics.

Career Women
Career resources and job search database for women/diversity candidates.

Women at Work Network
Network of current and returning professional women who are seeking work-life balance and flexibility. They also aim to link women who are interested in both part-time and full-time work with employers who need your skills and expertise. In addition, you will also find information and tips on reentering the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom.

Jobs and Moms 
Learn about flexible jobs for busy moms and search job listings posted by family-friendly companies.

Jobs for Moms 
Database of work from home jobs and home businesses.

Feminist Jobs and Internships

Career Vanity
Career advice for women and free small business guides.

Women Working.com
Columns, blogs, forums, television shows, and newsletters, that will connect you to businesswomen and experts who give career advice and job coaching.