At Bridgewater State University there are many support services for African, Hispanic, Asian and Native American (AHANA) students who are preparing to enter into the workforce. Career Services has pulled together select resources and websites that can be helpful for the career development and job search process. If along the way you have questions or concerns about the job search process, our staff will be happy to sit down with you to address these concerns.
Below you will find links to pages with information in categories to make your search for information simpler.
As you begin to conduct your job search, it is important to be aware of workplace and employment issues that could affect you now and in the future. Here is a collection of articles, resources and organizations that discuss AHANA workplace issues and provide support and advice on various career-related topics.
How Minority College Students Can Find a Workplace that Fits - From Monster.com Career Advice section.
The Black Collegian - The Black Collegian Online provides information on career resources for Black collegians. Post your resume, browse jobs and research employers.
IMDiversity.com - IMDiversity.com is dedicated to providing career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women.
The Riley Guide - This Web site provides resources for women, minorities, and other affinity groups and audiences.
Asian Women in Business (AWIB) - Founded in 1995 to assist Asian women to realize their entrepreneurial potential. AWIB fills a vital need for women who need information, education and networking opportunities to start or expand their businesses.
Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology - Online information and resources about careers in engineering and IT.
Quintessential Careers - Resources on multicultural companies and resources for underrepresented populations.
As you will be spending a significant part of your day at work, it is important to find employers that have a stated commitment to diversity in the workplace. This should by no means limit your job search process, but rather give you an idea of potential options. Consult the links below to find information about employers and find job openings with a variety of organizations that all have a commitment to diversity.
Insight Into Diversity - This job database consists of postings from employers seeking qualified applicants, directed to females, minorities, veterans and disabled persons.
Saludos.com - Are you bilingual, Hispanic and skilled in a specific profession? Find a career at one of the top companies looking for diversity in the workplace.
Diversity Search - Diversity Career portal for Minorities, Females and other Diversity job seekers and Diversity Recruiters.
HireDiversity - This web site's mission is to "facilitate excellence in diversity recruitment by bringing together human resources professionals with quality, prescreened, multicultural professional candidates from diverse backgrounds."
CareerForum.net - CFN is the No. 1 career planning tool and resource for Japanese-English Bilinguals. The site includes job listings.
DiversityWorking.com - A diversity job site for all ethnic and sexual orientation groups, where job-seekers can search for jobs (by location, industry, job listing type, or keywords), as well as post resumes.
Native Jobs - Nationwide job bank of professional and technical vacancies for Native Americans.
PharmaDiversity Job Board - Focused on matching diversity candidates with all types of jobs in the pharmaceutical industry from accountants and administrators to sales to research.
Workforce Diversity for Engineering and IT Professionals and Equal Opportunity - Website for the magazine of the same title.
The National Employment Minority Network Online - Employment Center for Teachers, Administrators and Coaches.
Having internship experience highlighted on your resume is critical in any economy. Employers expect students they interview and hire will have more than just book smarts to bring to the table. They want real world on-the-job experience. We recommend that students complete at least one internship while at BSU. Our staff will be happy to discuss internship options with you. We maintain an online listing of internships on our CareerLink@BSU which will make your search simpler. In addition, the following links will give you information on national internship programs for AHANA students.
Summer Internships in Science & Technology for Minority Students - This Fermilab summer program focuses on giving opportunities in science and technology to the minorities that historically have been underrepresented in science.
Smithsonian Research Fellowships and Internships - Opportunities to intern at the Smithsonian Institute.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute - Summer fellowships for minority students interested in oceanography, mathematics, marine science or oceanographic engineering.
Humanity in Action sponsors six summer programs on minority and human rights issues in Europe and the United States. All academic majors who are actively seeking new perspectives on minority issues are invited to apply. HIA pays virtually all of the costs of participation.
The NASCAR Diversity Internship Program places deserving students from racial minority groups in a 10-week summer program designed to introduce them to the world of NASCAR and the exciting career opportunities available throughout the motorsports industry.
Institute for Responsible Citizenship is a selective summer internship program for African American males.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program is the largest of its kind in the nation with a proven track record of over 6,000 participants in federal government and well as corporate internships over the last fourteen years.
The Boston Lawyers Group The mission of the Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) is to support the efforts of its member organizations to identify, recruit, advance and retain attorneys of color. Innovation and collaboration are the key elements of BLG's foundation, and several internships are available.
Morris K. Udall Foundation - Congressional Internships for Native American Students
Professional organizations are a great way to learn more about careers, network with professionals and obtain job listings. Here are a few such organizations we have found online.
National Association of African Americans in Human Resources - Features a career center with job postings and employment opportunities.
List of multicultural professional organizations (e.g., Association of Black Journalists; American Indian Science & Engineering Society) put together by Portland State University Career Services Office.
Networking is crucial for job search success. It is helpful to expand on your network of friends, family, business and school contacts to help connect to the information and job listings. Below are some organizations that provide networking opportunities.
Quintessential Careers - Information on networking opportunities and professional organizations.
iHispano.com - iHispano.com is a network of over 1 million U.S.-based Hispanic and Latino professionals. You can post your resume online and search for Latino-friendly jobs.
MentorNet - provides all students in engineering, science and mathematics the opportunity, as protégés, to be matched in one-on-one e-mentoring relationships with mentors who have work experience in industry, government, and higher education. Get "real world" information, encouragement, and advice from professionals in your field. Women and other under-represented students are particularly encouraged to apply.
Websites and resources referred from the following Career Centers: Carleton College, University of Texas, Saint Joseph's University, Babson College, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Arizona, Portland State University, University of North Carolina, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Maryland: Baltimore County, Tufts University, Dartmouth College, University of Virginia, Hanover College, Colorado State University, University of Rhode Island, University of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, University of Maine, University of Vermont, University of Washington, University of Houston, Sweet Briar College and www.monster.com.
Last Modified: June 19, 2012