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Diversity Resources

Diversity Resources

Butler University strives to provide a strong network of diversity-related resources and services to support its campus community. Faculty, staff and administrators collaborate with students to foster a welcoming and inclusive community.

Career Resources for Students of Color

HOW TO HANDLE WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

Workforce discrimination occurs in many different ways. There are federal laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, pregnancy, and age. Employers are responsible for complying with the law, but you are responsible for making sure you know and protect your rights.

Illegal Interview Questions
Did you know that it is against the law for employers to ask you certain questions in a job interview? To learn more about what topics are off-limits and what to do if you are asked about them, see “Handling Improper Interview Questions.” 

Discrimination in the workplace
If you experience discrimination once you have started a job, here are some tips and information about dealing with employment discrimination.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS FOR STUDENTS OF COLOR

INROADS
The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented minority young people in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

Lagrant Foundation
The LAGRANT Foundation seeks to enhance the academic and professional development of undergraduate and graduate ethnic minority students pursuing careers in advertising, marketing and public relations by providing scholarships, career and professional development workshops, mentors and internships.

SEO
SEO’s mission is to place underrepresented students of color into paid summer internships. SEO places interns in banking, private equity, corporate leadership, law, non-profit and other business sectors. Students receive competitive pay, rigorous training, support through mentors, and broad access to full-time professionals and industry leadership. 

The Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Internship
The Getty Foundation aims to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts. The program provides funding for internships at cultural organizations across Los Angeles.

T. Howard Foundation
The T. Howard Foundation is an internship program for minority students interested in the multimedia and entertainment industry. In addition to a full-time paid summer internship, it also provides interns with networking opportunities, professional development training, scholarships, and mentors.

United States National Park Service
The Cultural Resources Diversity Internship Program provides a career exploration opportunity for diverse undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-25 in historic preservation/cultural resources work. The program places interns with National Park Service park units and administrative offices, other federal agencies, state historic preservation offices, local governments, and private organizations.

 

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS OF COLOR

Below, we’ve collected job search boards, professional associations, blogs and other resources that might be useful. 

Asian/Pacific American

Asian American Professional Associations - Compilation of links to the leading Asian American professional associations, many with career and job sites of their own, collected by Monster.
National Association of Asian American Professionals - The NAAAP a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian and Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking. It offers a diverse range of professional development programs including a career center and job board.
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans - A directory of links to Asian Pacific American organizations, many with career sites of their own. The links also include website and contact information for networking and internship and job search purposes.

Black/African American

African American Professional Associations - Compilation of links to the leading African American professional associations, many with career and job sites of their own, collected by Monster.
National Urban League Job Network - The Urban League Job Network is backed by the National Urban League and is dedicated to helping diverse students find employment opportunities.
United Negro College Fund - UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider to minority group members. It manages various scholarship, fellowship, and internship programs.

 

Hispanic/Latinx

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Learn more about a congressional internship program in D.C. 
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities - A compilation of internship and job boards sponsored by the association, which represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and Spain.
Hispanic and Latino Professional Associations - Compilation of links to the leading Hispanic and Latino professional associations, many with career and job sites of their own, collected by Monster.
iHispano - Job board sponsored by the Professional Diversity Network.
Latino Careers - Job board sponsored by LATCareers.com.
LatPro.com - Source for connecting Hispanic and Latino bilingual job seekers with recruiters searching for skilled diversity candidates.
Affordable Colleges Online - A comprehensive list of 36 scholarships and grants for hispanic/latinx students

 

Indigenous/Native American

Native American Professional Organizations - A list of 21 organizations and professional associations  serving the Native American community.
National Congress of American Indians - A list of job opportunities submitted by employers that are American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native businesses, governments, or organizations. It also includes opportunities submitted by organizations seeking Native American applicants.
Native American Jobs - A job search database for Native American job seekers which includes Tribal and Non-Tribal companies across the nation.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education - A magazine for Native Americans in higher education which includes a job board.

 

Additional Multicultural Resources

IMDiversity.com - IMDiversity.com is a career and self-development site devoted to serving the cultural and career-related needs of all minorities.
INSIGHT Into Diversity - One of the most recognized resources for equal opportunity employers who are seeking to add diverse, qualified candidates to their workforce. Job postings include positions in academia, business, healthcare, and the government.
Institute for Broadening Participation - A directory of links to programs designed to increase diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. The programs include internship, job, scholarship and fellowship opportunities. The institute is an independent, open source non-profit and provides resources to faculty and students by means of an infrastructure unfettered by institutional or disciplinary barriers.
NACE Diversity Resources - The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) connects university career service professionals to recruiters and employers. It maintains a list of diversity resources accessible to students. 
Academic 360 - A comprehensive list of resources for studnets of all backgrounds 
 

Career Resources for LGBTQ Students

How can the career center help me?
The first step in any career search is to reflect on what is most important to you. As someone in the LGBTQ community, this means first understanding where you are in your own identity development. Internship and Career Services is a space where you can ask questions about all aspects of personal career development. We provide a supportive and nonjudgmental environment and we know how often personal identity connects to career decisions. The resources below, while far from all-encompassing, are intended to help you make informed decisions about your career plans.

  • National LGBT Chamber of Commerce highlights state chambers that provide professional development resources, events, and certification for businesses. 
  • ProGayJobs.com is a premier job board for anyone in the LGBT community seeking employment
  • LGBTConnect is an LGBT job board for anyone seeking LGBT-friendly employers
  • Out & Equal is an LGBT workplace advocacy group designed to connect the LGBT community through resources, events, and support groups
  • Out for Work is an organization aimed at aiding LGBT students transition to the workplace
  • Out Professionals is the nation’s largest LGBT networking organization

Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

We in the Office of Internship and Career Services are committed to helping students with visible and non-visible disabilities find gainful and satisfying employment. To this end, we’ve compiled a list of resources for you, which we hope will help with questions you may have about disclosure, accommodations and your legal rights. This list is by no means exhaustive. We’ve also provided some sites where you can begin your search for a job or internship. Finally, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors or industry advisors. We are here to assist you with every step of this process.

JOB AND INTERNSHIP RESOURCES:

Workforce Recruitment Program - WRP connects undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduates with disabilities who are interested paid internships and full-time opportunities to private sector employers and federal agencies.

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities - Discover how COSD can help you find a meaningful career as you navigate through school.

Bender Consulting: Assists individuals with disabilities in getting hired and recruited for positions within the private and public sector.

Lime Connect: This organization assists student with scholarships, professional development webinars along with information about internships and full-time job opportunities.

American Association for Advancement of the Sciences Entry Point: is a program that offers internship opportunities for students with disabilities. Internships will range in discipline from Computer Science, Business to Science and Engineering.

disABLEd Person, Inc.: Great resource for job listings and scholarship information.

The National Business and Disability Council at the Viscardi Center: Provides students with internship and leadership development opportunities.

The American Association of People with Disabilities: This organization provides a Congressional Internship Program for college students with disabilities. It’s open to undergraduate and graduate students, in addition to recent grads.

Great With Disability: Its mission is to ensure that having a disability or long-term health condition doesn’t prevent anyone from having the career that they want to have. Not only does it want disabled individuals to realize their career ambitions, it also wants employers to benefit from the unique talents and strengths that disabled individuals can, and do, bring to an organization.

The Sierra Group: One stop shop for disability training recruiting and other career needs.

Federal Jobs Net: Helps disabled individuals find federal government employment.

Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Consult the “Job Seekers with Disabilities” link for a variety of resources.

Ability Links: Job opportunity website for people with disabilities.

Hire Disability Solutions: Job opportunity website for people with disabilities and employers seeking to recruit them. 

 

Professional Organizations and Associations

Most professional associations offer student memberships at a discount, and memberships usually come with access to programs such as speaker events and job fairs.

To scheule an appointment with one of our dedicated Career Advisors, feel free to email our office at ICS@butler.edu or reach us by phone at 317-940-9383. 

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