Identity Based Career Resources

The Office of Career and Professional Development is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that supports the career needs of all Gies students.

The curated list of resources below is intended to support our students' ability to bring their whole self to work through an appreciation that embracing what makes us diverse promotes innovation, understanding, and overall success in the workplace. This list includes several categories aimed at students interested in issues of equity and inclusive excellence within the workplace. This list, while extensive, is not complete. We invite our students to contact us to provide any resources you believe are missing or would like to see featured.

How to Assess a Company's Commitment to DEI

An organization's commitment to diversity should be important to all job candidates in selecting companies of interest. As you begin your job search, utilize the resources below to assist you in researching a company's diversity policies and efforts.


    As a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, non-binary or questioning person entering into the workforce, you may have some questions and concerns about how to approach various aspects of your career development.

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    First Generation

    As a first-generation college student, you have many unique strengths, qualities and skills that will help you on your career journey and move you towards career success!

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    Students of Color

    We know that cultural identity is an important consideration for many students of color when it comes to their career journey.

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    Neurodiverse Students and Students with Differering Ability Levels

    As a student with a disability, we know you may have specific questions as it relates to your job search such as when to disclose a disability, how to identify inclusive employers, and/or how to request accommodations in a job interview or in the workplace.

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    As a veteran student, you have unique professional experiences from your military background that can require specialized guidance as you pursue your professional goals.

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    Women Identifying Students

    Those who identify as women face unique issues in the world of work. This can include caregiver leave, pay equity, harassment, overcoming social norms and more.

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    Industry Specific Resources for Diverse Students

    Employers regularly emphasize their interest and commitment to recruiting students from diverse backgrounds.

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    International Students

    As an international student, you may have unique concerns or questions about how to successfully prepare for job searching in the United States (U.S.).

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    DACA and Undocumented Students

    DACA and Undocumented students face a special set of challenges in their career journeys.

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