Understanding the varying aspects of your identity are important considerations as you embark on your job search. It is critical to secure employment in an environment that is the correct fit for you and the intersection of those identities. For example, if you are a member of the Black community, researching the company to determine the level of Black representation within the leadership can directly demonstrate their inclusivity and therefore the likelihood of a culture welcoming of Black professionals. Asking questions about the company culture during an interview shows interest and your desire to align values. Accepting a job offer is an important decision. It is not unusual for candidates to turn down an opportunity because they do not feel they would be comfortable in the organization’s environment.
This page highlights specific resources that support a variety of identity groups. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and we are consistently working to add to these helpful resources. Please note that some of the links lead you to other College and University career websites to provide a well-rounded source of information. We do not take ownership or responsibility for any of the material posted on second-party sources, but do hope that the information is useful to you.
Please note: We highly recommend that each student utilizing the following resources conducts research and uses caution when conducting a job search. Please check with your Career Coach if you have questions or need assistance navigating this process. It is important to note that our positions within Purple Briefcase are great options for all students, however the job search engines below have been cultivated specifically for those identity groups.
To better serve our LGBTQ+ students, we have collected a number of resources to guide their career journey. The below information is a collection of job search engines, pro-LGBTQ+ organizations, and news articles for LGBTQ+ students to consider while conducting their job search.
- College Guide for LGBTQ+ Students | Maryville Online
The “College Guide for LGBTQ Students” provides information for students transitioning to a college. Find information on LGBTQ+ statistics, financial aid resources, legal rights, and tips on choosing the correct college.
- Human Rights Campaign
“The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.”
- Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index
“Rates workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer equality.”
- LGBTQ Job Search Resources – Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University provides tips on coming out in the job search and assessing employers during the job search.
“Our mission is to help high-achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduates reach their full potential. Each year we invite a diverse class of high-achieving LGBTQ+ students to four unique conferences, where they’re inspired to pursue ambitious carers.”
- How to Find LGBTQ-Inclusive Companies in the Job Search
The Muse provides tips on finding an inclusive employer from researching the company on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index to tapping into your network.
- Career Resources for LGBTQ Students – Cawley Career Education Center
Georgetown University offers suggestions on coming out during the job search process and how to articulate your LGBTQ+ experiences on your job search materials.
- Finding LGBTQ Career Resources – Oberlin College & Conservatory
Oberlin College & Conservatory assembled a list of websites for assessing legal rights in the workplace, pro-LGBTQ+ job search engines, and more tips on assessing employers.
- NACE Community: LGBT Resources
“Members of the NACE Community shared a list of resources that they find helpful and valuable in working with LGBT college students, job candidates, and employees.”
- LGBTQ Professional and Student Associations – HRC
LGBTQ Professional and Student Associations
Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be difficult. Finding the right career that allows you to put your hard earned skills to work doesn’t need to be. Below is a list of resources that will help you as you navigate job searching, including how to leverage your military experience to non-military employers.
- Private Security Jobs | Armed Security Jobs
FREE resource for military AND law enforcement veterans. Translates military resume into civilian language. Job board includes openings across a wide range of security-oriented roles, as well as jobs in logistics, administration, and other areas.
- 12 Great Online Resources for Veterans Looking for Jobs
Hiring America is dedicated to finding Veterans jobs. They have assembled a list of online resources for veterans looking for their next career.
- CareerOneStop Veteran and Military Transition Center
Career One Stop’s Veteran and Military Transition Center has resources on job searching, continuing your education, and benefits available to you as a Veteran. Utilize the Veterans Job Matcher to locate positions that match up well to your military experience.
- Veterans Services – Broome-Tioga Workforce NY
Broome-Tioga Workforce NY is “proud to offer Priority of Service to Veterans and their eligible spouses.” Work with a career counselor to take advantage of their comprehensive employment services, including individualized employment plan, resume assistance, on the job training opportunities, and job referrals.
- Employment Resources for Veterans – Veterans Employment Toolkit
“This toolkit is designed to provide you with answers and resources in finding and obtaining employment, as well as making career decisions and excelling in the workplace.”
- 28 Free Resources For Veterans Re-Entering the Workforce
Military.com has assembled a list of “resources, websites, and organizations that can help former military service members find — and thrive — in their next occupation.”
- IVMF | EBV National – EBV National
“The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans.”
- Career Resources for Veterans | Career Center – Valencia College
Visit Valencia College’s career site for online assistance on resume creation, job search engines, and other valuable information.
- Student Veterans – University of Kansas
Visit the University of Kansas’ career site for online assistance on resume creation, job search engines, and other valuable information.
People of Color
It is important to find a workplace where you will feel valued, seen, and understood, including at the leadership level. Are you represented within employees AND administrators? Does the company value diversity and inclusion? The resources below will provide you with information on determining if your workplace is representative of you and your identity(s), as well as specific job search sites for various races and ethnicities.
- Discrimination Overview – FindLaw
This site provides a general overview of the federal and state protections against employment discrimination.
- Career Resources for Students of Color – Cawley Career Education Center – Georgetown University
Georgetown University has great tips on highlighting your background throughout the hiring process, including on your resume, cover letter, and during the interview. They also provide great resources to gauge potential employers’ commitment to diversity.
- IMDiversity – Careers, Opportunities, and Diversity Connect
IMDiversity.com continues its online presence as a hub of information and resources regarding graduate/professional schools, industry reports and studies, diversity issues and extracurricular activities. Available to all job seekers and not necessarily just those of color, IMDiversity.com offers tips on topics such as choosing the right grad school, succeeding in grad school and finding graduate study opportunities, organizations and scholarships. The site includes a job board full of career opportunities mainly for experienced/professional-level job seekers.”
- SEO Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
“SEO Career is a free program that helps Black, Hispanic and Native American college students secure internships with partner organizations, and gives them the best chance to land a return offer.”
- Black Career Women’s Network
“Our purpose is to bridge the gap of support for professional development and mentor access by providing curated tools, resources, content and a strong network for women to strategically manage their careers, navigate the workplace, and thrive professionally.”
- Internships Programs Dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion – Vassar College
Internships and Programs Dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion.
- Career Resources for Students of Color – Williamette University
Williamette University offers additional information on evaluating workplace diversity and provides a list of national associations and job boards for various backgrounds.
Jopwell is a career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.”
People with Disabilities
Many aspects of having a visible or invisible disability in the workplace can be challenging and intimidating. Below are some resources with information on your rights within the workplace and effectively navigating situations including disclosing your disability and inappropriate/illegal interview questions. There are also several job search engines specifically for people with disabilities as well as internship programs that connect students with disabilities to employers.
- Youth, Disclosure, and the Workplace Why, When, What, and How
Disclosing a Disability: This webpage is a link to the Department of Labor guide to deciding whether or not to disclose a disability, and if you choose to do some, some suggestions on when and how you can disclose to your employer.
- Top Tips for Handling Illegal (or Inappropriate) Interview Questions
Navigating Inappropriate Interview Questions- did you know it is ILLEGAL for employers to ask you certain questions (including those pertaining to disability) within a job interview? This article educates you on the difference between illegal questions and inappropriate questions and also has helpful suggestions for how to navigate this experience.
- Disabled Person: Disability Job Boards | Job Placement Services
disABLEDperson, Inc. is a public charity organization and job board created to help individuals with a disability find employment.
- abilityJOBS – The leading employment site for Job Seekers with Disabilities
A job posting website where “100% of posted jobs are from employers specifically seeking to hire people with disabilities.” Use this site to create a free job searcher account, upload your resume and search posted positions.
- Getting Hired | Connecting you with inclusive employers
A job posting website focused on supporting individuals with disabilities secure employment.
- RecruitDisability Job Board
A job posting website focused on supporting individuals with disabilities secure employment.
- Entry Point!
Entry Point! Is a program for college students with disabilities that works with employers to establish meaningful internships.
- Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion: EARN
A website of resources for students and employers looking for more information on careers for individuals with disabilities.
- Workforce Recruitment Program
A site that works to connect students with disabilities to employers for internship and job placements.
Diverse Student Organizations at SUNY Broome
SUNY Broome is home to many student clubs and organizations. Below is a list of clubs that reflect some of the diversity that SUNY Broome has to offer. See a complete list of student clubs and organizations. Don’t see a club that interests you? Email the Student Activities Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to request information on registering a new club or organization.