Identity-Based Career Resources

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Identity-Based Career Resources


The Career Center embraces the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence and is dedicated to ensuring all students’ experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are respected, recognized, and integrated into career planning and development. Included in our charge, we strive to prepare diverse and historically underserved and underrepresented populations for career success. This work is essential for educating global citizens, developing knowledge, and advancing and enhancing our world.

The Career Center is committed to helping to direct students along their career path. These resources offer a starting point in learning about issues managed by diverse students and professionals in the workplace and those looking to begin an internship or job search.

There are no right answers or wrong questions, each student’s job, internship, or graduate school search is unique. The career development process is individual and unique. Our career counselors are here to support you!

The Career Center offers individual counseling, job and internship resources, networking events, and professional development opportunities to help students of all races and backgrounds succeed.

IDENTITY-BASED GENERAL PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

  • Center for Black Culture - The center aids and supports black students in understanding and assessing the various resources available to them on campus. The Center serves as a cultural liaison to the university community.

  • Center for Counseling & Student Development (CCSD) - The center’s programs are all designed to contribute to the personal, educational and career development of our students. 

  • NUCLEUS – Undergraduate academic support services program that helps CAS retain and graduate students. NUCLEUS provides a supportive environment that encourages academic success and professional development.

  • Diversity Employers - Provides jobs and information on organizations committed to recruiting diverse talent.

  • DiversityInc - Offers articles for job seekers with questions about the job search.

  • DiversityJobs - A job search database and provides links to articles related to diversity in the workplace.

  • IMDiversity - Provides career and self-development articles and offers an employment database for diverse populations.

  • INROADS - An organization focused on developing and placing talented underserved youth in business and industry.

IDENTITY-BASED CAREER RESOURCES

By Ethnicity:

Job Search Resources:

  • Black Enterprise - Offers career advice to explore opportunities and successfully advance. 


Scholarships:


Registered Student Organizations:


Professional Organizations:


Publications:

 


Find additional UD resources from the Center for Black Culture.

 

UD OISS EMployment guidelines   >

 

Job Search Resources:

  • Dreambridge Partners - Check out the blog and resource library to connect with other international students and professionals. Receive advice on navigating both the job search and American culture.

Find information about on-campus employment, curricular practical training (CPT), optional practical training (OPT), and academic training here.


Skills Desired by American Employers:

Employers place teamwork at the top of the list of overall candidate skills/qualities rated as important. Verbal communication skills...tied with the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work.

Important to note, however, is that even the lowest-rated skill/quality (ability to sell or influence others), is still rated between somewhat important and very important.

Resume Tips:

  • Introduce employers to foreign companies and schools by providing a frame of reference. 
    • For example:
      • A $10 million marketing firm
      • MIT of Turkey
      • One of the top five universities in China
      • Nigerian version of McDonalds
  • Emphasize strong English skills on the resume.
    • For example: "Translated written and spoken English on a daily basis for two years."
  • Ensure that writing skills are up to American standards by taking courses that include writing.
  • Check for grammatical and spelling errors, as well as, awkward use of language.
  • Have your resume reviewed at the Career Services Center.
  • You can view various resume samples by going to the resume & cover letters resource.
travis
Assistant Director, International Student Career Readiness

Travis Procta

By Affinity and Other:

RESOURCES FOR DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) & UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS 

 

TheDream.US: A resource library for the job and internship search.

Find additional DACA resources here

Be sure to check out the “Select Internships and Scholarships” and the “Off Campus Resources” sections for links to professional and career resources.

A FEW TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED:


ONLINE RESOURCES & ARTICLES  


Find internships, scholarships, registered student organizations, national associations and additional First Generation resources here

Job Search Resources:

  • Simplyhired - Job searching site that is known to be LGBT friendly.


Publications:

  • DiversityInc - spotlights diversity related news employers, workplace issues, and professional development opportunities.
  • Human Rights Campaign - Learn how corporate America is working toward adopting inclusive policies and practices.


State and Federal Laws:


STUDENT CONFERENCE: 

Out for Undergrad Business Conference:  A conference for students interested in the tech, engineering, and business fields. Scholarships available. Weekend-long summits for LGBTQ professionals to educate students about job opportunities in highly competitive industries — and inspire them to pursue challenging, ambitious careers.


Find internships, scholarships, registered student organizations, national associations and additional resources here: University of Delaware LGBTQ+ Resources

Job Search Resources:

  • G.I. Jobs - Job search resources for veterans.

  • Hire Heroes USA - Transition assistance and job search assistance to those who have served.

  • Return to Work - Vocational rehabilitation and employment services for veterans.
  • Suiting Warriors - Seeks to provide veterans with professional attire that will help them to compete in the workforce.
  • VetJobs.com - Serves transitioning military members to the civilian workforce.


Scholarships:


Professional Organizations:


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BEST PRACTICES FOR THE VETERAN JOB SEARCH:


Find additional resources for veterans here

Veterans Employment Toolkit

Job Search Resources:


Registered Student Organizations:


Scholarships:


Professional Organizations:

Publications:

  • Corporette
  • HerAgenda.com - Events, scholarships, conferences, internships and job opportunities for young women.
  • LeanIn.org- Articles and resources discussing the challenges women face in the workplace and beyond.

State and Federal Laws and Policies:

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Contact us:

E-mail: udcareers@udel.edu
Phone: (302) 831-2392
401 Academy Street • Newark, DE 19716

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