Students of color often face a unique set of challenges and concerns as they decide upon professional goals and enter the job and internship market. The CDO is committed to assisting members of the Vassar community think through and plan their professional development and is prepared to answer questions and provide resources unique to the experiences and needs of students and alumni of color. We encourage students of color to make an appointment with our career counselors in order to discuss career ambitions, job and internship search strategies, and resources and networks that can help find and fund opportunities.
The Office also has numerous online resources that can help students and alumni match their ambitions and interests with employers that actively recruit persons of color and increase diversity in the workplace. Explore the following resources to find job and internship opportunities:
Vassar College’s ALANA Center provides a myriad of resources and programs to support students of color and fosters cultural, social, academic, and creative expressions. The center offers opportunities for leadership development, intra-cultural and cross-cultural dialogues, lectures, big sibling, and alumnae/i mentoring programs.
SEO Career, part of the broader Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) organization, helps students of color find paid summer internships in competitive industries. Interested, eligible students apply to SEO Career through an online application. If admitted, SEO Career helps students find positions in financial services, law, human resources, sales, as well as tech and non-profit fields.
WorkplaceDiversity.com is a source for diversity talent for Corporate recruiters who want to make a good faith effort to reach experienced diversity talent. The website allows job seekers to post their resume and apply to the posted position and serves as a web-based community for professionals across multiple career fields.
Hispanicjobs.com is a career site for employers looking for English-Spanish bilingual professionals. Jobseekers can create a free account, post their resume, and browse openings advertised by employers. The site hosts entry- to executive-level postings in the national and international job market.
The 2018 Diversity Inc. lists the Top 50 Companies for Diversity.
This site is a diversity career portal for minorities, women, and other job seekers and diversity recruiters.
The Black Women’s Career Network has multiple resources and support materials specifically meant to help black women navigate the unique challenges they face in the workplace.
On this site, you can create a profile and apply to jobs that specifically value diversity. The Network also includes a blog with advice and other resources.
The "premier leadership organization for Asian Professionals" includes a job search engine and other career resources for young people.
This handout has an extensive list of opportunities that are committed to recruiting diverse candidates.