LGBTQ+ and (Dis)Abled in Career

October is both LGBTQ History Month and National Disability Employment Month. LGBTQ History Month is celebrated October 1-31. It was founded in 1994 by Rodney Wilson, a high school history teacher in Missouri and the first openly gay K-12 teacher …

By Dominque Moore
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Job Search Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

Across UConn’s campuses, there are numerous offices and departments available to support and guide LGBTQ+ students in their career search process and preparation.  Within the Center for Career Development, LGBTQ+ students can find strong and applicable resources and assistance related …

By Spencer Hayes
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ICYMI: How We Found a Sense of Belonging as Friends and Professionals

Ashton Beason-Jones ‘11 (CLAS) and Jordan Bennett ‘11 (CLAS) began their personal and professional relationship as fellow roommates and political science majors. During their time together at UConn, they learned the value of finding a sense of belonging, especially as …

By Erik Zawodniak
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The Most LGBTQ-Friendly Firm on Wall Street

It’s hard to believe that, last week, in 27 U.S. states, it was legal to fire employees solely based on their sexual orientation—if they were gay, bisexual, or transgender. But now, following Monday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ rights, …

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4 Resources for LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs

According to Investopedia, “A startup is a company in the initial stages of business and are typically founded by one or more entrepreneurs who want to develop a product or service for which they believe there is demand.” They are …

By Aaliyah Castleberry
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Student Success Story: Efrain Torres III

Efrain Torres (he/him/his) earned a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Community Studies and a Minor in Human Development and Families Science in May 2020. Since graduation, Efrain has gone on to pursue certifications in Construction Project Management and secure a …

By Susan Hyde-Wick
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Student Sucess Story: Bilal Tajildeen

Bilal Tajildeen graduated in 2014 and majored in English.  He attended the Waterbury campus for his first two years, and completed his degree at Storrs. A lifelong Waterbury, CT resident, Bilal joined the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy team in 2020 …

By Susan Hyde-Wick
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Job Searching and Networking as your Authentic Self

Jim Arnoff is a Certified Life Coach who specializes in coaching in the entertainment industry where he combines his coaching skills with his experience as a television packaging agent. Jim facilitates career coaching workshops for organizations and major media companies …

By Aaliyah Castleberry
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Wells Fargo: Corporate & Investment Banking Diverse Pathways Forum

The Wells Fargo Diverse Pathways Forum is designed for current sophomores who are interested in the financial services industry (investment banking, sales & trading, corporate banking, and commercial real estate). During the forum, you will have the chance to hear …

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Should I Come Out During My Job Search?

The fear of rejection and discrimination is prevalent in the LGBTQ+ community and “coming out” is not as simple as a one-time, momentous occasion. It is a continual process where one must evaluate who, when, and how to come out, …

By Andrea Gonzalez
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