Career Resources

Career Resources

One of the main reasons students are in college is to get a job.  But being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender might add some additional questions to this process to make sure you select a company that is welcoming and affirming.
Questions to answer about a potential employer when applying for a job:
  • What is their Equal Employment Opportunity policy?
  • Do they offer diversity training that includes LGBT?
  • Do they offer same-sex partner benefits? If so, which ones?
  • Does the health plan cover transgender transition expenses?
  • Are they publicly affirming of the LGBT community?
  • Do you know of other LGBT people who work there? If so, what do they say about the climate?
  • Does the company regularly assess work place climate? Are they transparent with their results?
  • Does this employer engage in LGBT-targeted marketing?
  • Do they have an LGBT inclusivity resource team?

For additional assistance, contact the LGBT Resource Center or one of the following campus offices:

Counseling and Career Development Center
    This office helps with preliminary career decisions.  Often a career counselor will guide you through a variety of career and personality tests to help you decide which major and career is best for you. 

Career Services
    This office is the next step in your career process.  Career Services has an extensive website which will assist you in writing a resume and cover letter, searching for jobs and interviewing skills. Additionally, advisors are available to assist you in the process.

Page last modified April 24, 2012