Welcome to the LGBTQIA+ Career Community!
Career and Professional Development at St. Edward’s University is committed to supporting all students across the gender and sexuality spectrum. The workplace can present unique concerns for LGBTQIA+ employees: job-seekers may be uncertain about sharing details related to their personal life on a resume, during an interview, or when meeting new colleagues; depending on one’s gender expression, questions might arise pertaining to interview and workplace apparel; finally, job-seekers may want to engage in additional career exploration in order to discover an organization or industry that best aligns with their personal values.
Our Career Coach team is available should you wish to discuss the questions above, or any other aspect of your career exploration and job search. The professional associations and local/national organizations listed below also provide countless opportunities to connect with LGBTQIA+ professionals working in a variety of industries. The resources listed below reflect only a sample of those available. If you discover a great resource you would like to see listed here, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expand your personal and professional network! These Austin-based organizations provide opportunities to connect with the city’s LGBTQIA+ community through events, volunteer and advocacy work, and more:
Professional Organizations (National)
The organizations below seek to empower members of the LGBTQIA+ community across the globe:
Human Right Campaign
It Gets Better
National Center for Transgender Equality
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Out & Equal
Out To Innovate (LGBTQIA+ in STEM)
Pride at Work
Trans Can Work
20 Networking Resources for LGBTQ Tech Professionals
Conferences for Students & Professionals
The national conference programs below are designed to connect LGBTQIA+ students with industry professionals:
Creating Change: National Conference for LGBT Equality
Reaching Out (LGBTQIA+ business students/alumni)
Job Search Databases
Searching for an internship or job? These databases feature employers striving to create inclusive, LGBTQIA+ friendly workplaces:
Podcasts about Work, Career, and Money
Each of the below podcasts explore topics around money, careers, and the workplace through an LGBTQIA+ lens:
Articles, Blogs & Resources To Share
The articles, blogs and websites below provide great resources for all:
Gender Neutral Interview Attire
Human Rights Campaign: College Student Resources
LGBTQ+ Experiment (Website exploring questions, issues, and current events impacting the LGBTQIA+ community)
Should I Come Out at My Job Interview?
College Scholarships for LGBT+ Students