UIC Office of Career Services
Student Services Building,
1200 West Harrison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-3344
Phone: (312) 996-2300
Fax: (312) 413-0383
M-F : 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..
To be competitive in the job market, it is helpful to be able to work and thrive in culturally diverse environments.
No matter how you identify (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation), the staff, clients, company, or organization "wins,"
when employees are able to work together in a safe and affirming environment.
Additionally, we can all be allies and work in solidarity with communities. Being an ally means continued education, advocating for the group, and recognizing your own power, privilege and access. For example, a male identified employee can be an ally to women; a straight identified person can be an ally to LGBTQ people; a person without a disability being an ally to persons with disabilities.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are often found in large, corporate companies. Often employees from cultural communities organize and participate in them so that they can find peer resources, support, and advocacy. ERGs can also assist with recruitment and retention of diverse employees. Many times, ERGs will organize social networking events and educational cultural programming. When researching an organization, seeing if there are established ERGs might be helpful as a prospective employee.
African-American College Student Career Sheet
Asian American College Student Career Sheet
Students with Disabilities College Student Career Sheet
Hispanic & Latino College Student Career Sheet
LGBTQ College Student Career Sheet
Women College Student Career Sheet
Diversity Career portal for Minorities, Females and other Diversity job seekers and Diversity Recruiters. Top employers & recruiters actively seeking women & diverse candidates now.
Equal Opportunities Publications, Inc.
Publishes five magazines to promote diversity in the workplace: Woman Engineer, Minority Engineer, Equal Opportunity, Careers and the disABLED, and Workforce Diversity. Viewers can either download or subscribe. The site also contains career fair notices, employer profiles, and tips and trends for minorities, women, and people with disabilities.
Job bank and online resumes for all minority groups. Special focus "villages" for African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native-Americans feature articles related to employment, career development, and current events.
Sponsored by the Wall Street Journal, this site provides stories about minorities and careers. There are also many career-related links.
Directory of scholarships plus great financial aid information.
UIC African American Academic Network
The African American Academic Network (AAAN) is an academic and student development resource program that seeks to address the unique interests and needs of African American undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Electronic version of 27-year old national career magazine. In addition to career planning and job search info, there is commentary by leading African American writers, lifestyle/entertainment features, news about college campuses, and profiles of employers committed to diversity.
Black Career Women
This organization was founded in 1977 to address the needs of black women in the workforce.
Black Career Zone
Contains job search and career information as well as tips on starting a business.
National Association of African Americans in Human Resources
Features a career center with job postings and employment opportunities.
A site where job seekers can post resumes and search for jobs, read company profiles, and get career advice.
National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc
The National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc., comprised of people of African ancestry, is committed to enhancing the quality of life and empowering people of African ancestry through advocacy, human services delivery, and research.
UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center
AARCC offers social, cultural, and educational programs that promote knowledge of and foster engagement with issues relating to Asian Americans and Asian American studies.
Features employer profiles and articles that relate to career planning for Asian American students.
Contains featured articles and forums, including where the hot jobs are and who is satisfied with their jobs.
Focuses on jobs, people, and communities for people of Asian heritage. A weekly newsletter can be sent via email for job openings.
List of extensive bookmarks to many topics, including education and careers for Asian Americans
Asian American Journalist Association Scholarships
Listing of AAJA internships and grants.
Career and Job Resources for Asian Americans
Links to career and job sites geared especially for Asian American job-seekers.
This web site's mission is to "facilitate excellence in diversity recruitment by bringing together human resources professionals with quality, prescreened, multicultural professional candidates from diverse backgrounds."
Top 50 Employers
Lists 50 great employers for Asian Americans.
GoldSea Career Success
There are endless links for career advice, top professions overlooked by Asian Americans, hot new careers, resume tips, and much more.
Hiring Asian American/Pacific Islanders
The site is owned and operated by Asian American and other professionals who are dedicated to providing a forum for Asian Americans to find the ideal career opportunity and for employers to identify ideal candidates.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
This page provides information on requesting consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA).
Employment Authorization Document Form I-765
Form I-765 is the Application for Employment Authorization Document. If your visa allows you to work in the United States, you may use this form to request authorization to work and obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
United We Dream
United We Dream provides financial aid eligibility information for DACA recipients.
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society.
Link to Illinois Dream Act
http://luc.edu/media/lucedu/diversity/pdfs/IL_Dream_Act_Counselor_GuideFINAL.pdf Counselor guide to the resources for undocumented students
The Anhelo Project
This group is run by student leaders. Project’s goal is to support undocumented students, who despite growing up in the United States and earning their high school diplomas, continuously face challenging road blocks when pursuing a post-secondary education.
Employment Search Tools
Articles that explore possible challenges with the job hunt for diverse populations
Green Card Through a Job Offer
The main ways to immigrate based on a job offer or employment.
The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
HACe is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino Professionals.
Immigration Advocates Network - Nonprofit Resource Center
Center list immigration legal services directory in Illinois.
UIC-OCS Career Resources for LGBTQA Students
A pdf document housing many useful resources
A national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBT-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities.
UIC Gender and Sexuality Center
GSC provides knowledge and educational resources to combat prejudice, misunderstanding, and misinformation about issues of gender identity and sexual/affectional orientation.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Offers internships and job advertisements for students.
Human Rights Campaign
Offers information on domestic partner benefits, how to address discrimination, transgender issues, and more. There are also internship and job postings.
Has a list of GLBT-related non-profit organizations with internships.
National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals
A non-profit educational organization dedicated to opposing discrimination and stereotypes.
National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association
Listing of student internship programs and projects.
OUT for Work
Be educated. Be prepared. Be HIRED. OUT for Work is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, preparing, and empowering Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender(LGBT) college students, and their allies for the workplace. Click here for the Out for Work LGBTQ Career Center Library. The username is library and the password is cccp2013.
UIC Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services
Empowers students by providing personal growth and educational opportunities and to prepare leaders who will make individual and collective contributions toward the cultural and social advancement of the Latino community.
Devoted to promoting Hispanics' career and education an affiliated with Saludos Hispanos magazine. Includes articles on various careers, resources for Hispanics, web links, job listings, and a resume pool.
A leading source for Hispanics and bilingual professionals to find new jobs and careers. Job seekers can post resumes and/or search jobs. The site also includes some career advice.
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement
Provides links, services, programs, and access for Hispanic professionals to private and public organizations. There are also links for job postings and resumes.
A virtual information center for Chicano resources, including jobs. The site's mission is to empower the Chicano community.
Features magazine articles highlighting people in the Hispanic community.
UIC Native American Support Program
The Native American Support Program (NASP) strives to increase the enrollment, retention and graduation rates of Native American students. NASP fosters a climate supportive of positive academic experiences for Native American students at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Native American Employment Opportunities
Lists summer jobs, internships, and full-time positions. Employers are specifically looking for Native American job applicants.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
UIC Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center facilitates access for students through consultation with faculty and campus departments, and the provision of reasonable accommodations.
AbilityLinks is a nationwide, web-based community where job seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers meet and gain access to valuable networking opportunities.
Jan on the Web
JAN is the Job Accommodation Network, which promotes employability of people with functional disabilities. The site also lists links to disability-related employment resources.
Provides disability-related information and programs available across the government on civil rights, education, employment, housing, health, and technology.
Provides information on grants and contracts, a disability library, and a one-stop career center.
Profiles famous people with learning differences who went on to become successful in their fields.
National Business and Disability Council
Services include a resume database, job postings, an information hotline, and an audiovisual library.
Offers reliable information about LD and ADD, a national calendar of events, audio clips from experts, and recommended resources.
U.S. Dept. of Education
Includes a section devoted to legislation affecting people with disabilities.
U.S. Dept. of Labor
Connects job seekers with employers who have expressed an interest in hiring people with disabilities.
National Organization on Disability
NOD is committed to increasing the employment rate of people with disabilities.
UIC Office of Women's Affairs
Provides consultation on issues such as sexual harassment and sexual assault and provides programs for UIC departments on working more effectively with gender issues. The Office of Women's Affairs also provides a safe place for women to relax and for small meetings. Our resource center has a variety of books on a wide range of topics of interest to women.
Career Portal by and for Women. Post your Resume, search CW Job Bank, Career Women Resources and more. Employers & Recruiters actively seeking women & diverse candidates now.
A support and networking group for women interested in the World Wide Web.
Resources recommended by other sources.
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