"To provide students, alumni, and staff with the tools, resources, and the opportunities necessary to successfully manage their careers."

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Queer, and Allied (GLBTQA) Students

Below are resources to help you in the career exploration and preparation process, this list is in no means exhaustive but will hopefully help you as you develop and achieve your career goals.

Things to Think About

Getting Your Career on Track

Landing a great job after graduation, or getting into graduate school, takes more than simply going to class each day. A few tips and facts are listed below to give you some insight on what you can do now to succeed after graduation!

Career Resources for GLBTQA Students

While there are countless online career resources for GLBTQA individuals we have summarized the five four high-quality resources to help you as you search for jobs and internships:

TJobBank Employment site specifically designed to bring inclusive employers together with transgender candidates

Simply Hired, GLBT-friendly Simply Hired is a national job-search engine.  It lets you search specifically for companies that have indicated that they are “GLBT-friendly.”

Diversity Working Diversity working is a job search engine offers you to search from 550,000 active and non-replicated diversity jobs

LGBT CareerLink Out & Equal Workplace Advocate's job search and employment networking website.

Out for Work OFW’s programs, resources and services provide assistance to students in the cultivation and enhancement of skills to explore career options, master search techniques and strategies and research employment opportunities.

Connect with Professionals and Peers

Meeting with GLBTQA professionals or others who work in your career area of interest can be a great way to get career advice and find leads on positions.  Below are a few ways you can find people in industry who might be able to help.

Feeling overwhelmed at the thought of contacting a professional? You’re not alone!  Calling a stranger and asking for advice makes most students a little nervous.  To get some tips to help you through this process, simply call your career center and ask for an appointment with a career staff member.  We will coach you on what to say when you call a professional, what kinds of questions to ask and how to make the best impression.

Your Legal Rights

As GLBTQA student, you may have concerns about experiencing discrimination within your job search or career and how to handle this should it arise.  Below you will find some resources to help you understand your rights if you encounter discrimination in a job interview or in the work place.

Campus Career Resources & Events

U of M career services offices

GoldPASS: Job and internship database for University of Minnesota students & alumni

The Edge: Job, internship and networking database for Carlson School of Management undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni

HireMNJobs!: Job and internship database for students & alumni from any Minnesota state university

Campus Events Calendar

Career Services Staff Can Help!

All of the career staff on campus is eager to help all students with their career goals.  Those individuals listed below are members of the Career Services Diversity Committee any of them would be happy to help you with any career related questions.  We are also available to help with presentations tailored t to student groups.  Click here to contact the staff member listed for your career center and get started.