Diverse Career Resources
Every person has unique, individual needs. We hope these career resources can support you and your individual career goals. Please let us know if you find other resources that can be shared with Mesa students.
Cultural Career and Job Boards
- NativeHire.org - The Tribal Employment Database has access to more Native Americans in the San Diego area than any other job search engine.
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society - AISES works to promote, initiate, and provide educational services for American Indian and Alaska Native pre-college, college, and graduate students in STEM. AISES also supports early-, mid-, and executive-level professionals in STEM through professional development, mentoring, networking, community service, and awards programs and initiatives. AISES is the only professional society established by and for American Indian and Alaska Natives that specifically emphasizes lifelong learning and educational achievement by utilizing cultural aspects with STEM.
- Hispanic Internships - National Internship Program
- Kama'aina Careers - "Bringing Hawaii's talent home". Job opportunities for Hawaiian's returnting home.
INSIGHT Into Diversity connects professionals with institutions and businesses that embrace a workforce that reflects the diversity of the world.
Job Choices 2012
OUT for Work
The San Diego Mesa College Career Center is a certified silver member of OUT for Work.
Out for Work functions as a complimentary component in the total educational experience of LGBT students, primarily in the development, evaluation, initiation and implementation of career plans and opportunities. OFW's programs, resources and services provide assistance to students in the cultivation and enhancement of skills to explore career options, master search techniques and strategies and research employment opportunities.
The OUT for Work Library offers myriad of information and has pulled together the 88 very best articles, websites, and books covering the span of LGBTQ specific issues when entering and settling into the workplace. Some of the topics covered by OUT for Work's Library materials include the why's and how's of being out in the job search and on the job as well as the details of domestic partner benefits and corporate non-discrimination policies.
- Publication that highlights the LGBTQ inclusiveness and the entry level hiring projections or organizations.
- This is a premier online resource for finding employer with companies that embrace diversity inclusive of the gay and lesbian community. It includes a search engine, career advice and lists of gay-friendly employers with domestic partner benefits, diversity training programs, etc.
- A national, nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employers and professionals.
- With over 1000 members, Out Professionals is one of the biggest and most influential gay and lesbian New Your City based professional organizations. The site posts full and part-time job openings.
Disability / Ability
- Non-profit organization
- Provides employment and job training for anyone with any type of disability
- A California public education resource for the employment of people with disabilities
- ENTRY POINT! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering outstanding internship opportunities for students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.
- Opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Uniting college grads with disABILITIES with Proactive Employers
- New Magazine - Careers & the Disabled - now available in the LRC - Career Collection on the first floor.
Workforce Recruitment Program (Office of Personnel Management)
- The Department of Labor has an Office of Disability Employment Policy which oversees the “Workforce Recruitment Program” This program helps college students connect with federal employees nationwide.
Schedule A: (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
- Schedule A is a federal government (exempted) hiring authority for individuals with a disability. Candidates who meet OPM guidelines can be hired non-competitively into a government organization.
Best Places to Work in the federal government for individuals with a disability (Partnership for Public Service)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Department of Navy
- Social Security Administration
- Department of Air Force
- Department of Justice
- Office of the Secretary of Defense
- Department of the Army
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Department of the Treasury
- Department of Transportation
- Exoffender Reentry - The Job Search Tips and Links sections provide valuable information.
- National HIRE Network
- Second Chance Program - A local San Diego program
- San Diego Goodwill (not available to persons with a history of/or conviction related to violence)
- How does a person with a felony find a job after he/she has served his time?
- STEP AHEAD - career planning for people with criminal convictions