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.

How to Create a Safe Space for Transgender Coworkers

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A safe space is an environment where people feel secure that they won’t be discriminated against, harassed, or otherwise harmed emotionally or physically. Ideally, every place should be a safe space for everyone. But unfortunately, for members of marginalized groups, …

By Stephan Maldonado - Vault
Vault
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Share Your Insights on Identity and Career Development

Identity and Career Development

UConn students are invited to participate in a survey, Identity and Career Development, conducted by the Center for Career Development.

The Center for Career Development is committed to providing an inclusive environment where all UConn students feel comfortable utilizing our …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Interim Associate Director, Regional Campuses Tara Malone
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Intern to Evangelist: 6 Tips to Create the Fairy Tale Career of Your Dreams

Kaishon Holloway

Kaishon Holloway, UConn 2015, shares his story and advice for current students looking to create their dream careers.

I was born in Fairfield County, Connecticut which is aptly named the Gold Coast — it’s home to countless hedge funds, billionaires, and …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Interim Associate Director, Regional Campuses Tara Malone
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3 Ways to Normalize Pronouns in the Workplace

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Until recently people have not often had to wonder what pronouns a person might use. It can be confusing and awkward to approach the topic of pronouns in the workplace, but it is important to make transgender and gender non-conforming …

By Alex Manna
Alex Manna Program Assistant/Employer Relations Coordinator, Stamford Campus Alex Manna
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Starting a New Job While Non-Binary | Set Yourself Up for Success

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You’ve made it through the interview process, accepted your job offer, and now you’re off to begin your new job. When you start in your new position and meet your new co-workers, you want to make the best first impression …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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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. …

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber

The Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber (CTGLC) provides valuable business development opportunities, financial access, and educational resources to the lesbian, …

HRC: LGBTQ Professional and Student Associations

Linked is a listing, managed by the Human Rights Campaign, of LGBTQ Professional and Student Associations, broken down by industry.

Human Right Campaign Corporate Equality Index

Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices, and benefits pertinent to …

Professional Diversity Network

Professional Diversity Network – provides diverse communities with a trusted professional network, which pairs job seekers with employers who are …

Diversity Job Board

Diversity Job Board – features the latest job opportunities for diverse job seekers from employers all across the country, connecting …