Identity at Work

Opportunities for Students

Want to make a positive impact in our community and get valuable experience? We’re helping to connect UW-Madison students with internships at Dane County  nonprofit organizations focused on social justice, arts, and humanities. Learn more at the link below.

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Chat with an Advisor

Seng Thao

Position title: Employer Relations Coordinator

Email: seng.thao@wisc.edu

Make an Advising Appointment

Phone: Seng specializes in providing general career advising to students of color and other historically underrepresented students (including first-generation college students, students with disabilities, Pell-eligible students).

First Generation Students

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Campus Resources

  • Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO)
    • The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) fosters the success of undergraduate first-generation, income-eligible, and/or students with disabilities. CeO’s goal is to support students’ engagement, achievement, and graduation.

General Information & Resources

LGBTQIA+

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Campus Resources

Job Boards

  • Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce: an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin focused on being a strong pro-fairness business community.
  • Out Professionals: Non-profit LGBT network with free job board and/or paid membership with other benefits.
  • LGBT Connect: Connects organizations that support and value diversity and inclusion within the workplace
  • OutProNet: Provides the LGBT community with a professional network, which pairs members with employers who are serious about building a diverse workforce to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base
  • Pink Jobs: Lists LGBT friendly job roles from pro-equality partners
  • Tjobbank.com: LGBT friendly job postings of progressive employers
  • SimplyHired

General Information & Resources

  • Human Rights Campaign: (HRC) As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers: LGBT Resources: Members of the NACE Community shared a list of resources that they find helpful and valuable in working with LGBT college students, job candidates, and employees.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality: Advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people.
  • Movement Advancement Project: Provides independent and rigorous research, insight and communications that help speed equality and opportunity for all. MAP works to ensure that all people have a fair chance to pursue health and happiness, earn a living, take care of the ones they love, be safe in their communities, and participate in civic life.
  • Out & Equal: Nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality.
  • Pride At Work: Nonprofit that organizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ Community to further social and economic justice
  • The Trevor Project: Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
  • The Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals: We support individuals  who work on campuses to educate and support people of diverse  sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as advocate for more inclusive policies and practices through an intersectional and racial justice framework.
  • GLAAD: Media force focusing on changing the script for LGBTQ acceptance and tackling tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change
  • PFLAG: Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy
  • Lambda Legal: National legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work
  • Glassdoor
  • OPEN Madison (Out Professional Engagement Network) – OPEN welcomes diverse LGBTQ+ and allied professionals to share perspectives and experiences in connecting, developing, and building a vibrant community.
  • Knowing Your Rights
    • Transgender Law Center: Employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.
  • Go Financial Aid – LGBT Financial Aid Resources
  • Transitioning in the Workplace: A Guide for Trans Employees: Advice for transgender people who are either applying for jobs or beginning their gender transition while working.
  • Tips for Job Searching as a Trans Person: Guidance for transgender people to help navigate various struggles of job searching.

Multicultural Identities

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Campus Resources

  • Multicultural Student Center: Collaboratively strengthens and sustains an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience.
    • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Student Center: Facilitating an environment for APIDA identifying students that provides academic, professional, and social opportunities that critically engage their identity and build communities of support at UW-Madison.
    • Black Cultural Center: Serves Black students (including African-American, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and African Diaspora) by facilitating opportunities for academic and social support, co-curricular programming, and community building.
    • Indigenous Student Center (view the ISC Linktree here): A space that serves Indigenous students by providing academic, professional, and social opportunities focusing on collaborative partnerships, programming, and community building at UW-Madison and beyond.
    • Latinx Cultural Center: The mission of the LCC is to facilitate an environment for Latinx identifying students that provides academic, professional, and social opportunities that critically engage their identity and build communities of support at UW-Madison.
  • ACTS Indigenous Student Services: Offers advising, community, and support for UW-Madison students of Indigenous identity at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • WIN: Wisconsin Involvement Network
  • Language Ideologies and Linguistic Discrimination: resources gathered by a group of campus linguists who have been meeting for shared learning and discussion of possible new forms of outreach related to language ideologies and linguistic discrimination.
  • Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA)

General Job Boards

  • Insight Into Diversity: Diversity magazine and website connecting potential employees with institutions and  businesses choosing to embrace a workforce more reflective of our local and national communities
  • Diversity.com: Resource for any organization in search of diverse professionals, managers and executives, with an emphasis on attracting talented science, technology, education, and medical savvy individuals.
  • AllDiversity.com: Job-board for corporate recruiters who are seeking experienced diverse candidates.
  • Diversity Employers: Provides underrepresented minority group job seekers with access to the largest database of equal opportunity employers committed to workplace diversity.
  • IMDiversity: Provides career and self-development resources to all minorities.
  • National Urban League
  • Minority Professional Network: Delivers diversity/OFCCP/EEO and multicultural-focused recruiting, supplier diversity, digital marketing, training and consulting solutions.
  • NemNet Minority Network: Assists schools and organizations in the recruitment and retention of diverse teachers, administrators, and coaches

Professional Associations, Networking Groups, and Job Boards

General Information and Resources

Religious Identities

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Campus Resources

Professional Organizations & Job Boards

General Resources

Students with Disabilities

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Campus Resources

Job Boards

  • Getting Hired: Recruitment solution dedicated to helping inclusive employers hire professional individuals and veterans with disabilities
  • abilityJOBS: A place for people with disabilities to seek employment and be evaluated solely on skills and experience.
  • Abilitylinks.org: Connects a dynamic talent pool of applicants with disabilities to a network of employers that value disability inclusion.
  • USA Jobs – Individuals with Disabilities Dedicated Website: Connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities around the United States and around the world
  • CareersWithVision: Focuses on enhancing the opportunities for economic and personal independence of people who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining, and improving employment.
  • disABLEDperson: Charitable organization whose mission is to reduce the high unemployment rate of individuals and veterans with disabilities
  • Recruit Disability: One More Way™ is an ‘open source’ employment initiative that makes information regarding Job Seekers with disabilities, and the programs that support them, available for use by hiring managers in virtually any industry across the country
  • Lime Connect: Attracts, prepares, and connects high potential university students and professionals – including veterans – who happen to have all types of disabilities for scholarships, internships, The Lime Connect Fellowship Program, and full time careers with their corporate partners
  • Workforce Recruitment Program: The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.
  • Bender Consulting: Provides disability employment expertise in the areas of recruitment, workplace mentoring, strategic planning, training, and digital accessibility
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science’s EntryPoint! Entry Point! identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for internship and co-op opportunities.
  • FederalJobsNet: Geared toward individuals with disabilities seeking employment with the federal government
  • Office of Personnel Management’s “Job Seekers with Disabilities”:  OPM provides human resources leadership and support to Federal agencies and helps the Federal workforce achieve their aspirations as they serve the American people
  • National Telecommuting Institute (NTI): Organization connecting people with disabilities with remote jobs.

General Information and Resources

Undocumented Students

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Campus Resources

Job Search

General Information & Resources

  • Student Caffe: Information on opportunities that DACA/undocumented students can and cannot apply for.
  • National Immigration Law Center – DACA Workplace Rights
  • United We Dream: Immigrant youth-led community, creating welcoming spaces for all people – regardless of immigration status – to support, engage, and empower them.
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association: AILA member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis.
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center: Provides legal trainings, educational materials and advocacy to advance immigrant rights
  • My (Un) Documented Life: Community for undocumented immigrants, including scholarship opportunities, strategies for navigating the educational system and information on how to apply for DACA.
  • Immigrants Rising: Empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional and policy transformation
    • Life After College Guide: This guide includes information, tips, and resources as well as personal narratives, student testimonials, and advice from experts. By knowing about the array of available options, undocumented students can be encouraged and unafraid to take the next steps
  • The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA):  Largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees.

DACA & Alternative Employment Options

Veterans & Service Members

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Campus Resources

Job Boards

  • USA Jobs – Veterans Dedicated Website: Provides detailed information to veterans, transitioning service members and their families, including: Veterans’ preference eligibility, special veteran appointing authorities, and other veteran related topics. 
    • Navigating USA Jobs: Provides information on eligibility for veterans’ preference, as well as other veteran specific hiring options
  • Veterans Employment Center: U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Board for Vets
  • Military Times: Independent source for news and information affecting service members’ and their family’s careers and personal lives
  • Hire Heroes USA: Empowers U.S. military members, veterans, and military spouses to succeed in the civilian workforce
  • Hire a Hero: Dedicated to connecting individuals with military-friendly employers
  • VetJobs: Dedicated to transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members, and veterans that have separated over the last several decades
  • G.I. Jobs: Resource for jobs, schools, entrepreneurship, and transition resources for veterans or service members
  • Veterans Enterprise: Organizations actively recruiting transitioning veterans
  • My Next Move: Designed for U.S. Vets currently seeking jobs to learn about career options
  • Veteran Jobs Mission: Organization that provides opportunities for members to network with like-minded organizations and leaders who are making an impact
  • Job Opportunities for DisABLED Veterans: Charitable organization focused on reducing the high unemployment rate of individuals and veterans with disabilities

General Information & Resources

Women

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Campus Resources

Job Boards

  • Women For Hire Offers online career fairs, inspiring speeches and seminars, and customized marketing programs for women.
  • Feminist.org Research and programs focused on advancing the legal, social and political equality of women with men, countering the backlash to women’s advancement, recruiting and training young feminists to encourage future leadership for the feminist movement in the United States.
  • Womensjoblist.com Matches thousands of job seekers with diversity-minded employers.
  • Advancingwomen.com Targets professional women and other diversity populations, focusing on education, engineering, manufacturing, as well as tech, biotech, medical, financial, government, and defense/security industries.
  • Diversity.com Resource for any organization in search of diverse professionals, managers and executives, with an emphasis on attracting talented science, technology, education, and medical savvy individuals.
  • Diversity Employers Provides underrepresented minority group job seekers with access to the largest database of equal opportunity employers committed to workplace diversity.

General Information & Resources

Professional Associations and Organizations

Career Community Resources & Opportunities

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All Career Communities

  • College Diversity Network: Network of job websites run in partnership with leading colleges with diverse student bodies which provides students with the ability to find jobs at organizations that value diversity
  • Career Spring: Career search/placement platform specifically geared towards supporting first generation and low income students to connect them with career development experiences, services, and resources
  • Lime Connect: Network comprised of students and professionals focused on connecting individuals with disabilities with financial resources, research endeavors, networking events, and various other career opportunities.
  • Center for Dreamers: Grant-funded center which provides social, education, career, and legal services to assist DACAmented students in achieving their higher education goals in Wisconsin
  • Inroads Internships Program (paid): Internship placement program aimed at recruiting college level students from diverse backgrounds by creating career pathways and imparting key leadership and transferrable skills through these opportunities.
  • My Visa Jobs (paid): Employment website that specializes in compiling and disseminating data on employers who sponsor individuals with immigrant status

Communications, Media & the Arts

  • T. Howard Foundation Internship Program (paid): Program centered on promoting diversity in media and entertainment by increasing the number of diverse and underrepresented groups within that industry by providing professional work experiences, developing talent, and increasing awareness of these opportunities.
  • Summer Research Opportunity Program (paid – stipend): Summer research program for Arts & Humanities specifically tailored to undergraduate students with the end goal being to funnel underrepresented students into UW’s graduate programs
  • Emma Bowen Foundation: Program that places students of color into paid internships at media companies across the U.S. focusing on the media tracks related to Business (e.g. Public Relations), Content (e.g. Journalism), and Innovation (e.g. Digital Marketing)
  • Multicultural Advertising Intern Program: Fellowship program focused on providing BIPOC students with various professional development opportunities in the form of spring training sessions, professional workshops, 1-on-1 coaching, and a 10 week-long internship within industries related to marketing, advertising, and communications.
  • Community Impact Internships (paid): Internships grounded in social justice, arts & humanities from local organizations & non-profits

Consulting, Finance & Other Business Roles

  • Diversity Programs within Investment Banking via 10x (both): Curated list of programs and resources specifically geared towards supporting underrepresented students interested in careers with high profile employers within the finance and banking industries
  • Emma Bowen Foundation: Program that places students of color into paid internships at media companies across the U.S. focusing on the media tracks related to Business (e.g. Public Relations), Content (e.g. Journalism), and Innovation (e.g. Digital Marketing)
  • Multicultural Advertising Intern Program: Fellowship program focused on providing BIPOC students with various professional development opportunities in the form of spring training sessions, professional workshops, 1-on-1 coaching, and a 10 week-long internship within industries related to marketing, advertising, and communications.

Environment, Sustainability & Conservation

Government, Policy, International Affairs & Law

Healthcare & Wellbeing

Non-profit & Education

Scientific Research

  • Inroads Internships Program (paid): Internship placement program aimed at recruiting college level students from diverse backgrounds by creating career pathways and imparting key leadership and transferrable skills through these opportunities.
  • Entry Point! (paid): Signature program offered through the American Association for the Advancement of Science that assists college students with disabilities develop their talents within careers in STEM.
  • Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI): Research center which offers workshops, grants, and other resources in an effort to increase representation, advancement, and workplace satisfaction of women and other underrepresented identities in leadership/faculty roles at UW-Madison
  • Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP): Summer research opportunities specifically tailored to undergraduate students with the end goal being to funnel underrepresented students into UW’s graduate programs

Technology, Data & Analytics

  • Code2040 Fellows Program (paid): 9 week career program geared towards Black and Latino, college and graduate-level, computer science students which places them in a tech internship focused on racial equity advocacy work
  • Internship on Demand (paid): Wisconsin-based externship program lasting between 4-7 weeks designed to help underrepresented students gain work skills with local employers
  • AnitaB – Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC): Annual conference which serves as the world’s largest gathering of women technologists in celebrating their achievements and contributions while also offering professional development and networking opportunities
  • People of Color in Tech (POCIT): Recruitment platform focused on connecting people of color with jobs in tech and startups
  • Out In Tech (paid): Non-profit community aiming to advance careers, expand networks, and creating opportunities for individuals that identify as LGBTQ+ within the tech industry
  • Emma Bowen Foundation: Program that places students of color into paid internships at media companies across the U.S. focusing on the media tracks related to Business (e.g. Public Relations), Content (e.g. Journalism), and Innovation (e.g. Digital Marketing)
  • State of Wisconsin Student Diversity Internship Program (paid): administered by licensed bureaus, and goal is to provide work experience in Wisconsin state government
  • Entry Point! (paid): Signature program offered through the American Association for the Advancement of Science that assists college students with disabilities develop their talents within careers in STEM.
  • Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI): Research center which offers workshops, grants, and other resources in an effort to increase representation, advancement, and workplace satisfaction of women and other underrepresented identities in leadership/faculty roles at UW-Madison
  • Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP): Summer research opportunities specifically tailored to undergraduate students with the end goal being to funnel underrepresented students into UW’s graduate programs
  • ColorStack: Tech nonprofit focused on offering career development, resources, events, and other opportunities to support Black and Latinx computer science graduates obtain careers in tech which also features our own UW-Madison chapter.