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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


Community Resources

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

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- 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.

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.

Other Resources

FinAid! - 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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