Job Search Resources: Searchable by Identity
For First-Generation, Low Income Students (FLI)
- This page contains information and helpful resources for First-Generation, Low Income Students (FLI) students about how to navigate your way through career development.
For Students of Color
- Black Collegian Online The Black Collegian Online provides career and grad school resources, a job bank, and employer profiles.
- Diversity Job-Seeker Listing of top multicultural companies, and career resources for women, Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, African-Americans, Native Americans, and people with disabilities.
- Diversity Jobs Search engine with jobs from diversity-friendly employers.
- Diversity Jobs Streetsmart Minority employees sharing career stories.
- Diversity Working Search engine that allows you to post resume to employer of your choice.
- Hire Diversity Online service for diversity career development and recruitment.
- Hispanic Heritage Foundation The Latinos on Fast Track (LOFT) program can help you find an internship or job in the private or public sectors. Free lifetime membership.
- iHispano Information on hispanic and diversity jobs.
- IM Diversity Career site devoted to serving the cultural and career-related needs of minorities.
- IMPACT Interns of Color Networking Group A Google Group that provides a variety of internship opportunities from consulting to software engineering for students of color.
- Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) Recruits students of color and other scholars interested in diversity and supports them in the process of applying to graduate school and getting funding to pursue masters degrees in education with teacher certification.
- ITDiversityCareers Information on diversity/careers in Information Technology.
- LatPro A website for with job listings for Latino professionals or bilingual Spanish-speakers.
- NEMNET Employment opportunities in education for minority students (requires free registration).
- Saludos A site for Hispanic students - search for employer of your choice, post your resume, and apply.
- The Institute for Responsible Citizens A scholar program that serves African American male college students and offers a rigorous experience that includes internships, professional development, and a variety of social activities.
For LGBTQ Students
- Swarthmore College Intercultural Center Provides resources regarding employment, legal issues, higher education, etc to the Swarthmore community that identify as LGBTQ+.
- Guide to Sexual Orientation and Career Development [pdf] Read Career Services' handout about issues related to sexual orientation in the workplace and job search process.
- Out for Work Works with college career centers to help LGBT students research career options and develop successful job search strategies; maintains a large library of resources (username: outforwork, password: cccp2013 ); sponsors a national annual career conference for LGBT students -- register online.
- Pro Gay Jobs Online source for finding employment with companies that embrace diversity inclusive of the gay and lesbian community.
- Out & Equal Workplace Advocates This organization provides information about equal policies, opportunities, and practices.
- Out Professionals A gay and lesbian non-profit network which organizes events and helps facilitate networking.
- NACE's List of LGBT Resources Members of the NACE Community shared a list of resources that they find helpful and valuable in working with LGBTQ+ college students, job candidates, and employees.
Resources Especially for Women
- Forte Foundation Resources for women who are considering a career in business. Great for students who have other interests, such as in the arts who wouldn't necessarily think of business as a relevant career path. It has wonderful information about scholarships, networking, business school and more.
For International Students
- Going Global is the leading provider of both country-specific and USA city-specific career and employment information. Our unlimited access subscription database features 33 Country Career Guides, 43 USA City Career guides, corporate profiles and more than 600,000 internship and job listings within the USA and around the world. On-campus users can access the site directly. If you are off campus, you can login to Handshake and link to the site once you are logged in.
- International Students Career Handout [pdf] Find useful information and advice about the career process as an international student.
- Employment Authorization for Swarthmore Students with F-1 Visa An introduction and overview of employment authorization from Swarthmore's International Student Advising Office.
- International Student Careers is a website that provides advice, courses, and webinars regarding the international student job search. Note that they offer both free and paid resources.
- Going Global contains state, metro and US-wide H1B records gathered directly from the US Department of Labor (DOL), the government agency responsible for all H1B submissions. Once a year, DOL makes available a listing of all companies who have submitted H1B visa applications for the prior 12 months, from September to October. On-campus users can access the site directly. If you are off campus, you can login to Handshake and link to the site once you are logged in.
- U.S. Immigration Services Information on how to apply for and get work authorization. Also has application forms you can download.
- MyVisaJobs.com Whether you wish to apply for jobs directly through the website or not, it can be a useful resource in finding employers who sponsor visas. With a search-able database and visa reports, this site can also serve as a great starting place to gather information.
- First Jobs for International Students These are samples of organizations which have sponsored H1B visas or have in the recent past hired Swarthmore international students. Please do not limit your job search to these organizations. There are many organizations, in addition to these, which will sponsor. Furthermore, some organizations aren't aware of the process. If you are able to educate a potential employer about the process, they may consider sponsoring your H1B visa.
Information and Advice
- FlcDataCenter.com - The Department of Labor is required to provide a list of those employers who have submitted Labor Condition Applications. This search page allows you to view the H1-b Labor Certification Database.
- iStudent City - A great site with information for international students from start to finish. Includes on-line chats with other international students as well as helpful hints for job searching afer graduation.
- InternationalStudent.com - Started by a group of international students living in New York City with the goal of helping other students deal with American immigration authorities and education system.
- Cultural Vistas - Places engineering, science, and technical students into paid internships abroad and obtains work permits for all technical and some non-technical students who have identified their own internships abroad.
MBA Related Resources
- ForeignMBA.com -This site has useful information for international M.B.A. students as well as other international students who would like to work in the United States. The site includes career profiles, corporate interviews, immigration information, lists of companies who have hired MBA's, and more at no charge.
For Undocumented Students
This document [pdf], shared with us by our colleagues in the Career Development Office at Pomona College, contains over thirty different resources regarding fellowships, scholarships, financial aid, pre-health, and post graduate opportunities for undocumented students.
Life After College [pdf] is a comprehensive guide for undocumented students offering information regarding graduate/professional schools, internships, career building, and emotional health.
- United We Dream seeks to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believes that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community—justice for all immigrants.
- Immigrants Rising equips undocumented young people with information and resources needed to navigate life, make informed decisions, and pursue educational and career goals and financial support to overcome systemic barriers.
- My Undocumented Life is a blog that provides up-to-date information and resources to undocumented immigrants. This site posts scholarship opportunities that are open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system, information on how to apply for DACA/Advanced Parole, news on DAPA, and much more.
- Summer Research and Professional Development Programs for Undocumented Students in STEM: Although undocumented students are not eligible to apply for NSF REUs and other programs with federal funding, there are a variety of programs funded by non-federal sources where eligibility does not depend upon American citizenship. All of these programs run during a 6-10 week summer session and provide a stipend (typically $4000-$7000) and lodging. This list was crowd-sourced from twitter.
For Student Athletes
- This document [pdf] contains a guide for student athletes and how to use your unique skills to stay ahead of the competition in your career development.
For Studying Abroad
- This document [pdf] is intended to aid students help prepare in planning their next steps in career development (i.e. internships, externships, etc.) while studying abroad.