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Diverse Populations

ECU Career Services is committed to supporting the career development needs of diverse populations.We encourage you to set up a 1-on-1 appointment with your career counselor by calling 252.328.6050. The following tools will also support your career-development efforts.

  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF) – Scholarships, fellowships and internships
  • National Black MBA Association Inc. (NBMBAA) – Events, scholarships, and various professional development programs and resources.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – Events, fellowships, and publications
  • Black Enterprise – Includes an online career center with job listings and top companies for diversity
  • Black Career Women’s Network - Career advice, a job database, and local networking groups
  • Equal Opportunities Publications – African-American Career World – Publication with career advice from African American leaders
  • Nemnet Diversity Career Fairs for Educators - Annual job fairs in Boston, DC, NJ and other locations
  • EOP’s STEM Diversity Career Expos - Annual job fairs in Boston, NYC, DC and other locations
  • INROADS and Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO) - Organizations that provide internships and mentoring for students from diverse backgrounds; SEO also provides training for professionals interested in alternative investments
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals – Features job listings and professional development opportunities
  •  Asian Women in Business – Resources for starting and managing a business as well as career programs and a scholarship fund
  • Asian American Journalists Association – Career events, scholarship and leadership programs
  •  AsianLife – Annual Asian Diversity Career Expo, plus a job board and networking platform
  • AsianMBA - Job board and Annual Leadership Conference and Career Expo
  • Nemnet Diversity Career Fairs for Educators - Annual job fairs in Boston, Washington DC, New Jersey, and other locations
  • EOP’s STEM Diversity Career Expos - Annual job fairs in Boston, New York City, Wasghington DC and other locations
  • INROADS and Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO) - Organizations that provide internships and mentoring for students from diverse backgrounds. SEO also provides training for professionals interested in alternative investments
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  • Working in the USA – Overview of how students with an F-1 visa can work in the US during college and after graduation (click around the site for a variety of other topics)
  • My Visa Jobs Blog – Tips and articles on H1B Visa applications
  • Visa Coach – Top 100 H1B US Visa Employers from recent years
  • US Department of Homeland Security – Guidelines for F-1 students looking to intern at an international organization
  • Foreign Labor Certification Data Center – Search for specific companies and obtain lists of companies that have sponsored H1B visas in the past

  • Job and Internship Listings and Advice

  • GoinGlobal:  Industry trends, job search information, and cultural advice in 40 countries.  For access, log in to SIS, click on "WebCenter" under the Student Living Menu link, then click on "Career Center Web Resources".
  • University of Michigan International Center - Great information on visas, immigration and employment options for those on F-1 and J-1 visas (and others)
  • One Day One Job Blog – Job search tips for international students; additional job search tips and articles available here.
  • iHipo - International job and internship database
  • International Careers Consortium (ICC) – Annual conferences in the Boston area for American students considering international careers and international students looking to work in the US or in countries other than their own.

  • Adjusting to a New Culture

  • Tips for International Students, University of Michigan Video – Advice for international students transitioning to the US
  • International Students and the Job Search, University of Virginia – In addition to visa information, this packet offers helpful strategies for seeking employment in the US and advice for facing common cultural barriers
  • iStudentCity - Resources for students studying in the US, with additional tips for life after graduation

  • Communication Skills Training

  • Purdue University Online Writing Lab - Grammar, usage and cultural considerations for ESL writers
  • EnglishClub - Lessons, games and quizzes for ESL learners
  • Dictionarist - Online dictionary that provides pronunciation examples
  • LatPro – Connects Latinos and Spanish/Portuguese bilingual candidates to jobs nationally and internationally
  • Equal Opportunities Publications – Hispanic Career World – Publication with career advice from Latino professionals
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers – Grants, scholarships, and career development resources and events for Hispanic engineers and engineering students
  • Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) – Scholarships and career resources for students as well as professional development and networking opportunities for experienced workers
  • Latino Career Expo – Annual job fair presented by El Mundo Boston
  • Nemnet Diversity Career Fairs for Educators - Annual job fairs in Boston, DC, NJ and other locations
  • EOP’s STEM Diversity Career Expos - Annual job fairs in Boston, New York City, Washington DC, and other locations
  • INROADS and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) - Organizations that provide internships and mentoring for students from diverse backgrounds. SEO also provides training for professionals interested in alternative investments
  • Out For Undergrad – Offers annual business, marketing, technology and engineering conferences for students
  • ProGayJobs – Job search listings featuring employers who are committed to diversity in the workplace
  • OutProfessionals – Networking events for professionals and students
  • Point Foundation - National scholarship foundation for LGBTQ students
  • National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Inc. (NOGLSTP) – Scholarships, events and networking opportunities for students and professionals in STEM fields
  • GLIFAA – Supports LGBT personnel, their families, and straight allies in US government foreign affairs offices
  • Pride@Work – Represents LGBT union members and their allies
  • Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) – Fellowships, scholarships and an annual conference for students and professionals
  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) – Job board, scholarships and internships for students and professionals in STEM fields
  • Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) – Scholarships and career resources for students as well as professional development and networking opportunities for experienced workers
  • CareerOneStop - Employment training programs for Native Americans
  • Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP) Internship Program - Internships with the EPA and other governmental or tribal environmental offices
  • Native American Summer Research Internship - Paid summer internships in health science research at the University of Utah
  • INROADS and Sponsors for Educational Outreach (SEO) - Organizations that provide internships and mentoring for students from diverse backgrounds. SEO also provides training for professionals interested in alternative investments

  • Community for Accredited Online Schools is a comprehensive accreditation resource that provides prospective students and families with the tools needed to make well-informed decisions about their education. For information click here
  • Job and Internship Search Resources

  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) - Professional association offering career resources and a national conference for students and professionals
  • Entry Point! - American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) program that offers paid summer internship opportunities in STEM fields
  • Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program - Summer internship and leadership development opportunities for undergraduate/graduate students
  • Lime Connect - Scholarship, internship and fellowship opportunities for students and alumni
  • Getting Hired - Job search website dedicated to bridging the gap between job seekers with disabilities and employers looking to hire
  • Ability Jobs - Division of ABILITY magazine that features job listings and virtual career fairs
  • AbilityLinks - Job listings, resume posting and mentoring opportunities
  • disABLEDperson.com - Job listings for persons with disabilties
  • Employment Agencies/Placement Services

  • Partnership Resources, Inc. - Job placement services for persons with developmental disabilities
  • Workforce Recruitment Program Recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with students and recent graduates
  • Hire Disability Solutions - Offers job listings and a resume board
  • CareerOneStop - Career search resources from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Advocacy Organizations

  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • National Council on Disability
  • Mobility International USA
  • The Viscardi Center
  • One More Way
  • Disability.gov
  • ADA.gov
  • Additional Publications

  • Job Accommodation Network - Summary of ADA law as well as an Accommodation Toolbox to assist job-seekers in securing reasonable accommodations
  • CAREERS & the disABLED - See the "Companies Actively Recruiting" section
  • ABILITY Magazine
  • WWWomen – Links to various professional associations for women
  • Women in Technology International (WITI) – Networking, job listings and events for women across the technology sector
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE) – Conferences, online courses, scholarships and a job board
  • New York Women in Communications – Career development resources, including job and internship listings and skill-building podcasts
  • CareerWomen – Job listings from recruiters actively looking to hire women
  • INROADS and Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO) - Organizations that provide internships and mentoring for students from diverse backgrounds; SEO also provides training for professionals interested in alternative investments