Career Exploration and Development
Resources for Students of Color
Students of color can face a unique set of challenges and concerns as they pursue their professional futures and enter the market for job and internships. The Oberlin College Career Development Center is committed to assisting all students in their professional endeavors and exploration, and can provide information and guidance specific to the experiences and needs of students of color. In addition to the Career Development Center’s online resources, the following links may be particularly helpful.
- The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. They provide minority students with the mentoring, skills, and the internship opportunities they need in order to gain full-time employment upon graduation.
- Council of Urban Professionals
- A nonprofit organization focused on preparing high-performing professionals of color and women for the rise to senior leadership roles within financial services, legal, media & entertainment, nonprofit, and public sectors.
- Diversity Employers
- Provides career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and women. Also includes a database of equal opportunity employers committed to workplace diversity.
- Black Enterprise
- An aggregate news and information site that writes on issues pertinent to the African American community. It addresses topics ranging from corporate life to technology to personal finance.
- Urban League Employment Network
- Backed by the National Urban League, the ULEN site is dedicated to improving standards of living in the United States and helping African American students find employment opportunities.
- Steps to Success - The Doug Paul Scholarship Program
- Provides college sophomores from diverse backgrounds with first-hand experience in the financial services industry.
- U.S. Department of Energy - Summer Diversity Partnership Program (SDPP)
- For those interested in launching a career in science, engineering, or technology.
- The Getty Foundation Multicultural Undergraduate Internship
- Work opportunities for college students from cultural backgrounds that have traditionally been underrepresented in the arts.
- MoneyGeek: Tackling Disparities in Finance for Black and African Americans
- Tools and resources to help tackle financial challenges and develop ways to create wealth for yourself and your future family.
- A jobs database site with the goal to provide the Latinx community with a trusted professional network, pairing members with employers who are serious about building a diverse workforce to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base.
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Internship Program
- Places students in paid internship assignments within federal agencies, corporations, and nonprofit organizations predominantly in Washington DC, but also nationwide.
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc.
- Offers scholarships, internships, fellowships, and other programs to help develop future Latinx leaders in corporations, government agencies, nonprofits and other organizations.
- National Association of Asian American Professionals
- The NAAAP is a national non-profit organization whose goal is to help Asian Americans find jobs and to equip them with empowering resources, tools ,and information in order to maximize their professional success. They also strive to provide each group with political, economic and spiritual information specific to their ethnic group, thus empowering them to achieve personal fulfillment.
- Asia Society Internship
- A leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context.
- A professional organization dedicated to enabling its members and community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asians.
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
- The SACNAS encourages Chicano/Latino and Native American Students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels.
- The Tribal Employment Newsletter
- Used by employers nationally to increase the effectiveness of their diversity recruitment efforts.