LGBTQ+

Browse this page for career resources specifically curated for the LGBTQ+ community, events to attend, student organizations to consider joining, and blog posts to support your understanding of various career topics. To discuss career opportunities, consider meeting with a career coach. Appointments can be scheduled to discuss Career Paths, Job Searches, Résumés, Interviews, Personal Statements, Professional Networking, Cover Letters, and LinkedIn to name a few. Click here to schedule your meeting.

Student Success Story: Efrain Torres III

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

By Katarzyna Paszek
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Should I Come Out During My Job Search?

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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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Resources

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups made up of individuals who join together based on common interests, backgrounds, or demographic factors. …

Boston University: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The SURF program was developed to promote access to graduate education for undergraduate students, especially those who come from underrepresented …

University of Pennsylvania: Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program

SUMR is a program that focuses on preparing undergraduate students from underrepresented minority groups in exploring the field of health …

Harvard Medical School: Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program

SHURP is a 10-week summer research program designed to provide underrepresented undergraduate students an opportunity to gain training and mentorship …

TRIALS

Trials is a summer program created in a partnership by Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, and the Advantage …

The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution has a variety of full-time and part-time internships for students who are interested in public policy related …