Identity & Diversity

The University of Texas at Austin offers support for the career development and job search of Longhorns with unique identities. This collection of resources can serve as a starting point for your conversation about career research and job and internship search strategies with the TCE Career Education team. We advise students and alumni to vet opportunities and associations carefully for a match with their personal values.

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Texas Career Engagement’s Identity-Centered Career Education

In support of our mission to provide equitable access to career engagement for all UT Austin students, identity-centered career education is at the top of mind as we develop our programs, services, and resources for students and alumni. To that end, TCE career education has at its core a focus on specialized career support for students who identify professionally with identities beyond the academic major – particularly affinity identities, such as students with disabilities, students of color, LGBTQAI+ students, and first-generation college students. Schedule an appointment with the TCE Career Education team to discuss topics related to the intersection of career and identity.

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UT Austin Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is a national model for integrating diversity and community engagement into the core mission of a university. It works with a broad range of student, faculty, staff, and community constituents to help the University of Texas at Austin connect its intellectual resources to communities across Texas and offer education to those who may face the greatest challenges in accessing it.

Intellectual Entrepreneurship

Intellectual Entrepreneurship provides undergraduates with the resources to discover their passion, purpose and project their graduate study path.

Multicultural Engagement Center

The Multicultural Engagement Center houses six student-run agencies, provides leadership development opportunities, presents peer-facilitated social justice and education trainings, offers a number of support services to student organizations, and hosts community outreach programs such as culturally relevant campus tours and student panels.

Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholars seeks to increase the number of undergraduate students earning doctoral degrees who are low-income and first-generation, or who come from communities underrepresented in graduate education.

Legal Services for Students

Legal Services for Students in the Office of the Dean of Students provides counsel and guidance to currently enrolled students.

Specialized Resources

African American / Black

Campus Resources

Fearless Leadership Institute
The Fearless Leadership Institute is designed to advance African American women and Latinas through academic excellence, professional development, and personal growth.

Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males
The Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males (Sweatt Center) is a faculty-led academic initiative rooted in evidence-based practices to promote academic excellence and to increase the four-year graduation rate among African American males.

Professional Associations and Organizations

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc., is a nonprofit nonpartisan public policy, research, and educational institute that seeks to advance the global Black community.

National Urban League
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization with 90 affiliates serving 300 communities, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than two million people nationwide

National Association of Black Accountants
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for Black professionals in the accounting, finance, and related business professions.

National Association of Black Journalists
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students, and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of Black journalists worldwide.  

National Black MBA Association
The mission of the National Black MBA Association® is to lead in the creation of educational, wealth building, and growth opportunities for those historically underrepresented throughout their careers as students, entrepreneurs, and professionals..

National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. Its mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”

National Society of Black Physicists
This organization seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for African Americans in physics and to increase their numbers and visibility of their scientific work.

Job Boards

African American Hires
Black Career Network
Inroads Internships

Asian Desi Pacific Islander American

Campus Resources

Asian Desi Pacific Islander American Collective (ADPAC)
ADPAC’s Facebook page is a place for Asian American students at UT to connect and learn more about the resources, programs, and upcoming events in the UT Asian American community.

Professional Associations and Organizations

Ascend
Ascend is the largest non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America.

Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation
The Asian Pacific American Leadership Foundation is a non-partisan organization designed to help prepare and better equip Asian Pacific American (APA) leaders for public service and civic involvement.

National Association of Asian American Professionals
The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is the premier leadership organization for Asian and Asian American professionals in North America, with 30 chapters, several thousand active members, and a reach of more than 20,000 professionals.

Indigenous Peoples / American Indian / Native American

Campus Resources

Native American & Indigenous Collective (NAIC)
NAIC is a student-led organization at the University of Texas at Austin with the principles of native empowerment, research, transnational and intertribal unity, scholarship and community.

Professional Associations and Organizations

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers.

Association of American Indian Physicians
AAIP seeks to accomplish its mission by offering educational programs, services, and activities that motivate American Indian and Alaska Native students to remain in the academic pipeline and to pursue a career in the health professions and/or biomedical research.

National Native American Law Students Association
The National Native American Law Students Association was founded in 1970 to support law students who are interested in the study of Federal Indian Law, Tribal Law, and traditional forms of governance.

National Native American Bar Association
Our members share the communal responsibility, either directly or indirectly, of protecting the governmental sovereignty of the more than 560 independent Native American Tribal governments in the United States.

Native American Journalists Association
NAJA serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.

Society of American Indian Government Employees
Formed in 2002, SAIGE is the first national non-profit organization representing American Indian and Alaska Native Federal, Tribal, State, and local government employees.

U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Affairs
Indian Affairs (IA) currently provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Job Boards

Native American Jobs and Career Resources
National Congress of American Indians Job Listings
Native Hire

Hispanic / Latinx / Latine

Campus Resources

Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success)
Project MALES Student Mentoring Program has a strong focus on mentoring, leadership development, community engagement, and collective impact, all of which serve to address the goal of enhancing the overall academic success and retention of male students of color in both secondary and post-secondary education.

Professional Associations and Organizations

Hispanic/Latino Professionals Association
The HLPA continually publishes and updates career information and opportunities from quality socially conscious organizations who support the Hispanic / Latino Community.

National Hispanic Medical Association
The mission of the organization is to empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations in collaboration with Hispanic state medical societies, residents, and medical students, and other public and private sector partners.

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of Hispanic-owned businesses.

Job Boards

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities Internships
Hispanic Outlook Jobs in Higher Education
iHispano

Students with Disabilities

Campus Resources

Services for Students with Disabilities
Services for Students with Disabilities works to eliminate physical, instructional, and attitudinal barriers by providing reasonable accommodations and fostering awareness within the University community.

Longhorn TIES
Longhorn Ties seeks to enhance the student experience for students who identify as being on the autism spectrum through advocacy, connections, and training starting with the new student orientation process and continuing throughout the student’s academic career.

Professional Associations and Organizations

Lime Connect 
Lime Connect is a global not-for-profit that attracts, prepares, and connects high potential university students and professionals – including veterans – who happen to have all types of disabilities for scholarships, internships, and multiples programs.

DREAM: Disability Rights, Education, Activism, Mentoring
DREAM is a national organization for and by college students with disabilities.

Job Boards

Ability Jobs
Ability Jobs is dedicated to connecting individuals who are disabled with companies seeking to fill positions.

Getting Hired
Getting Hired provides job opportunities and resources for students with disabilities.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science – Entry Point!
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.

Ability Links
Ability Links connects a dynamic talent pool of self-identified applicants with disabilities to a network of employers who value inclusion.

Additional Resources

Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.

First-Generation Students

Campus Resources

First-Generation Longhorns
This site provides a variety of resources for First-Generation Longhorns, including special events, other first-generation student and faculty stories, and other tools.

Additional Resources

I’m First
I’m First is an on-line community celebrating first-generation college students.

International Students

Campus Resources

Texas Global
Texas Global advances UT Austin’s academic mission by leading, supporting, and coordinating the university’s international engagement efforts, fostering strategic partnerships on campus and abroad, welcoming a cadre of impressive international students and scholars to campus, and creating opportunities for students and faculty to engage with peers and institutions around the world.

Job Boards

Interstride
A tool for international students to identify job opportunities, resources for visa and immigration support, utilize webinars and workshops, and networking and mentorship opportunities.

LGBTQIA+

Campus Resources

Gender and Sexuality Center
The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality.

Professional Associations and Organizations

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals
Supports 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.

Human Rights Campaign
HRC works to improve the lives of LGBTQ people worldwide by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law, and increasing public support around the globe.

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
NGLCC team members are actively engaged in serving the LGBT business community.

Out Professionals
The nation’s leading LGBTQ networking organization.

Pride At Work
Pride At Work is a nonprofit organization that represents LGBTQ union members and their allies.

Undocumented / DACAmented

Campus Resources

Monarch Student Program
Our mission is to promote a community where undocumented students can thrive academically, personally, professionally through program advising, mentoring and workshops.

Additional Resources

UT Immigration Clinic
Students in the Immigration Clinic represent vulnerable low-income immigrants from all over the world before the immigration and federal courts and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Students gain hands-on experience by taking on the primary responsibility and decision-making authority for their cases, under the mentorship of the clinic directors.

Navegando Austin
This website was originally created by the University Leadership Initiative and students at the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work in support of immigrants in Austin and throughout the state of Texas. It is an effort to gather information about resources that are available to immigrants, and specifically undocumented individuals. This website was made by community for community and is publicly available to individuals, teachers, service providers, and anyone who works with immigrants in Texas.

Veterans

Campus Resources

Student Veteran Services
We walk current and prospective students through the benefits application and certification process, provide veteran-centered academic support, career services, health care and wellness resources, and support the ongoing success of veterans on campus.

Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness
We provide peer support and transition assistance programing for veteran spouses, military spouses, veteran and military families including those who are not students at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Associations and Organizations

American Women Veterans
American Women Veterans is the nation’s preeminent, non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving, honoring, and empowering military women, veterans, and their families.  AWV welcomes veterans and supporters from all eras and branches of service.

The American Legion
The American Legion helps veterans find employers who understand their skills and values.

Army Women’s Association
The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is the premier volunteer organization for today’s Army women and veterans, dedicated to empowering, honoring, and being a dynamic advocate for telling their stories. 

FourBlock
FourBlock supports veterans in successfully navigating the final block of returning home and beginning new, meaningful careers. FourBlock provides the education, mentorship, and the relationships needed for them to do so.

Job Boards

Corporate Gray
G.I. Jobs
GettingHired
HireAHero
HireVeterans
Jobs for Disable Veterans
MilitaryHire
RecruitMilitary
Shift
TAOnline, Careers for the Transitioning Military
USAJOBS – Veterans

Additional Resources

CareerOneStop
Veteran and Military Transition Center is a one-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service.

Feds Hire Vets
Feds Hire Vets is a site for Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.

Purepost
Translate every position from your military career into job titles, duties and skills that are in demand by civilian employers and recruiters.

Texas Skills to Work
Translate your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications, and skill sets.

Texas Workforce Commission – Just for Veterans
Maximize your employment opportunities as you transition into civilian life. Search for jobs, receive priority service at Texas Workforce Solutions offices, and get information on transition assistance and benefits.

Women

Campus Resources

Gender and Sexuality Center
The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality.

Fearless Leadership Institute
The Fearless Leadership Institute is designed to advance African American women and Latinas through academic excellence, professional development, and personal growth.

Federally Employed Women
Federally Employed Women works as an advocacy group to improve the status of women employed by the Federal government.  

INSPIRE Leadership Program
INSPIRE is a three-year program (sophomore to senior) with three cohorts simultaneously developing leadership, personal, and career building skills.

Professional Associations and Organizations

Global Women’s Leadership Initiative
By offering training programs that are grounded in research, building networks, encouraging dialogue, and connecting women leaders in all sectors, GWLI strives to inspire and empower a new generation of women leaders.

International Black Women’s Congress
We hold annual national conferences on critical issues impacting women of African ancestry. We also travel yearly to various African and Caribbean countries on international networking and education tours.

Job Boards

Advancing Women
Association for Women in Science – Career Center
Career Women
Feminist Jobs
She Runs it Job Bank
Women for Hire
Women’s Job List

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