Career Resources for LGBT Student
The following is a list of career resources that can be helpful for students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Questioning.
You should also check our list of career events sponsored by outside organizations. This list often includes career fairs for specific diversity groups.
Articles and News
Getting Hired As a Millenial Queer
Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Council is an organization devoted to serving the Capital District's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) community. Located in Albany, NY, the Council has been serving the Capital District for over thirty years. They provide numerous programs and activities including youth and peer support groups, cultural events, commUNITY (our publication), Capital Pride, The Rainbow Café, as well as workshops and seminars on issues of concern to the community such as health, personal finance and family/legal matters.
Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members and supporters and over 500 affiliates in the United States.
Career Advice and Job Postings
Echelon Magazine - Echelon is an online and offline gay magazine that publishes articles on GLBT finance, economic development, workplace advocacy, corporate diversity, education, employment and explores the ever evolving GLBT marketplace. The website includes an employment board and their bimonthly digital magazine.
Employment Resources - New York Transgender Resource Guide- This resource guide is hosted as a public service to the transgender and gender non-conforming communities of New York State, as well as allies, family, and providers.
FAQ’s for Transgender Job Seekers- Questions and answers provided for transgender individuals who are looking for employment.
Out & Equal LGBTCareerLink- Out & Equal has a job search database,can help you learn about employment at diversity-friendly companies and research careers by networking with your LGBT and allied colleagues.
- ProGayJobs has built a recruiting portal that provides diversity-focused employers with opportunities to post jobs and advertise to the GLBT workforce, and provides numerous resources to GLBT job seekers to find jobs with companies that embrace diversity.
SimplyHired- SimplyHired assists in helping you find jobs in GLBT-Friendly companies.
Discrimination and legal issues
This Human Rights Campaign site contains links to a variety of workplace resources for LGBTQQ workers. These include information about benefits provided by companies, how to advocate for LGBT employee rights, and discrimination and harassment information.
Out and Equal Workplace Advocates is a organization committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees.
- Information on financial aid and over 150 scholarships available to GLBT and allied students from both local and national sources.
LGBT Student Scholarship Database
- The following is a list of scholarships, fellowships and grants for LGBT and allied students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level.
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