Native and Indigenous Peoples

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

Native American and Indigenous students and alumni encounter unique challenges throughout the career development and job search processes and the workplace. As a Native American and Indigenous community follower, you will get timely alerts on relevant resources, news and advice, and events. The Career Center is committed to advocating and supporting Native American and Indigenous 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. 

Some employers may offer diverse candidate recruitment programs to address historical gaps in the workforce, and students are encouraged to research those programs to learn more. 

Land Acknowledgement Statement: We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather in the territory of the Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke, Golden Hill Paugussett,  Nipmuc, and Lenape Peoples, who have stewarded this land throughout the generations.  We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land, and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their example.



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. …

National Congress of American Indians

The National Congress of American Indians provides job opportunities submitted by employers that are American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Alaska …

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Bureau of Indian Affairs provides American Indians and Alaska Natives with government resources to help enhance the economic development of …


INROADS aims to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community …


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

National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) – Diversity Internship Program

The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program seeks undergraduate and graduate students from diverse communities. The program is designed to introduce interns …