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
- LatPro - LatPro is dedicated to Hispanic and bilingual professionals (Spanish/English and Portuguese/English). LatPro.com offers a searchable resume database and job postings including e-mail alerts.
- ISNA Careers, Islamic Society of North America - This site includes jobs with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) as well as jobs posted by other organizations.
- Feminist Jobs and Internships, the Feminist Majority Foundation - Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and nonviolence. The jobs and internships posted here include opportunities with academic institutions, nonprofit organizations and some opportunities in nontraditional career fields such as law enforcement and construction.
- Diversity Employers - This site features free, practical feature content, expert advice, employer information resources, and other tools for identifying and applying for jobs with employers who are interested in recruiting a diverse workforce.
- Black Collegian Online - This free career and job site for African-American college students offers African-American and other students of color information on careers, job opportunities, graduate and professional schools, internships, study abroad programs, and much more.
- 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.
- HACU National Internship Program - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Internship Program
- Kama'aina Careers - "Bringing Hawaii's talent home". Job opportunities for Hawaiian's returning home.
INSIGHT Into Diversity connects professionals with institutions and businesses that embrace a workforce that reflects the diversity of the world.
- Job-hunt: Your Guide to Smarter Job Search -This site includes extensive amounts of articles on how to make the transition from the military to the civilian workforce and then points the reader towards several additional articles and resources for guidance.
- Military to Civilian - The largest military-focused job placement firm in the U.S.
- CivilianJobs.com - Offers an online recruiting solution for candidates that are currently transitioning out of the military as well as military veterans with varying amounts of business experience.
- Courage to Call - 24/7 Resources in San Diego
- Feds Hire Vets
- Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
- 2016 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers
- Career One Stop - Military Transition
- VetReady.org - host events to promote career & educational opportunities for Veterans, active duty military and their spouses.
- LinkedIn Tips for Vets
The San Diego Mesa College Career Center is a certified bronze member of OUT for Work.
LGBT CareerLink offers visitors and users the opportunity to view job opportunities from a broad variety of diversity-friendly employers, review career resources, and learn about upcoming events for the LGBT community.
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.
- Username: outforwork
- Password: cccp2014
- 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.
The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 aimed at increasing visibility and access for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)-owned businesses. The NGLCC provides certified LGBT businesses access to corporations and networking opportunities.
We would like to extend an invitation for students to gain the experience of working within our fast-paced, dynamic organization and gaining hands-on experience in various departments, including:
- Meetings & Education
- Corporate Relations
- Supplier Diversity
- Affiliate Relations & External Affairs
- International Programs
An ideal candidate at the NGLCC will have interests in business, economics, politics/policy analysis, and/or minority groups. All majors are encouraged to apply for this position. The NGLCC has a deep commitment to providing interns with a comprehensive educational experience that will immerse students into our organization, and teach interns how to market the skills they acquire while here.
Do you want to make a difference in the LGBT economic movement?
Visit their website for more info or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability / Ability
The San Diego Community College WorkAbility III program provides guidance to students and helps them acquire the tools necessary to obtain successful employment. Our goal is to teach students the skills that will help them develop meaningful careers throughout their lives. SDCCD Workability
- AAPD is the largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States, dedicated to ensuring economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for the more than 50 million Americans with disabilities. They pair with many employers to offer internship programs
- This organization works to empower individuals with disabilities to reach their goals by providing them with the tools to succeed. The website presents information and resources for individuals to connect with employers. This full-service staffing and consulting firm works to assist individuals to find meaningful employment.
- This is a free website designed to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Several very good employers are associated with this resource and the database is well populated with opportunities.
- This is a free resource where the blind or visually impaired can learn about the range and diversity of the jobs performed throughout the United States and Canada by other who are blind or visually impaired. Users explore careers, review tips on finding work, getting hired, and making that job work, and examine information on technology to assist in the job.
- Non-profit organization
- Provides employment and job training for anyone with any type of disability
- 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.
- Simulated Online/Kiosk Job Application - This site can be used by any individual to practice completing employment applications on a computer that does not have access to the Internet. This simulation training program provides basic information about computerized employment applications on kiosks, tips for completing online job applications, a printable worksheet that can be used to prepare offenders for using these systems, and a full-length interactive application with context sensitive help.
- National HIRE Network - This site includes state-specific governmental agencies and community-based organizations to assist people with criminal records, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers. They may be of assistance in providing job-related and legal services, answering questions arising from having a criminal record, or offering referrals to other useful organizations.
- Exoffender Reentry - The Job Search Tips and Links sections provide valuable information.
- Second Chance Program - A local San Diego program
- San Diego Goodwill (not available to persons with a history of/or conviction related to violence)
- STEP AHEAD - Career planning for people with criminal convictions