With direction and advice from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, the Center for Career Development created the LGBTQ+ Affinity Community. This community’s goal is to provide resources focused on supporting students who self-identify within the LGBTQ+ and Allied Community.

LGBTQ+ students and alumni encounter unique challenges throughout the career development and job search processes and in the workplace. As a follower of the LGBTQ+ community, you will get timely alerts on relevant resources, news and advice, and events. The Career Center is committed to advocating and supporting LGBTQ+ students and alumni as they navigate the intersection of career and identity. 

Use this page to: 

  • Explore career and identity resources to help you navigate obstacles that may arise along your journey 
  • Identify student and professional organizations that align with your professional goals  
  • Discover the numerous professional development opportunities by exploring events, jobs, internships, and mentorship 
  • Read real student and alumni success stories to see examples of how fellow Huskies navigated their career journey 

If you have questions or seek advice, please click here to schedule an appointment with a Career Coach. 



Student/Alumni Success Stories


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. …

500 Queer Scientists
Who We Are

A visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM and STEM-supporting jobs — a group …

InsurTech Venturing and Fellowship Program

Are you fascinated by the world of InsurTech? The InsurTech Fellows Program is a fellowship that provides a variety of …

CCEI’s Traction Program

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI) has launched Traction to support UConn affiliated startup ideas as they work …

Rainbow Round Table of the American Library Association
Mission Statement

The Rainbow Round Table (RRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) is committed to serving the lesbian, gay, …

College Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Students