Please visit the Career Center where you will find a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere. We provide resources and services to students of all backgrounds, and we encourage you to utilize the services and programs that would be helpful in identifying your strengths and abilities. Below there are resources that may be of assistance with your career planning and job search:
General Career Resources for Students of Diverse Backgrounds
Affirmative Action Register
The National Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) recruitment publication directed to females, minorities, veterans and all other applicants.
Job posting service for large corporations and small businesses.
Job seekers can search jobs, post resumes.
Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology
Publication focused on the minority/diversity technical professional.
Diversity.com:Hiring Made Easy
Diversity recruitment job postings, corporate culture branding, career networking and executive recruitment services nationwide.
Job listings and resume postings targeted for diversity candidates (women, persons from varied ethnic backgrounds, disabled candidates).
Dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace.
DiversityInc.com Career Advice
Career advice, interviewing tips, and a jobs database and best practices.
Jobs, diversity forums, employment research, and other minority career related resources.
Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc.
Information on the Equal Opportunity, Woman Engineer, Minority Engineer, CAREERS and the Disabled, Workforce Diversity For Engineering And IT Professionals, Hispanic Career World and African-American Career World publications. Includes a list of employers currently recruiting new employees along with a list of job announcements.
Sponsored by The Black Collegian magazine, this is an excellent resource for all minority and diversity candidates, including women and the disabled. Offers career opportunities and serves as a forum where people of color are able to articulate specific issues, concerns and possibilities.
Established organization, great career-related professional, paid internships that can give you direct and immediate access to the Corporate world.
Non-profit organization that provides minorities with federal internships.
Minorities in Medicine
Resources for minorities considering a career in medicine. “The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has a commitment to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in medical education.”
Combines job listing and career information with news and information on civil rights, including immigration, education, government, and historical information. Includes online resume database.
Minority Professional Network
Career, business, and lifestyle information. Also includes information on several “offline” events throughout the US and abroad, providing excellent networking opportunities with real face time.
The Multicultural Advantage
Career advice, employment resources and much more, all targeted to persons of color.
Education careers: a national resource organization that seeks to assist minority teachers, administrators or coaches seeking employment in education. Each year, Nemnet works with over 500 Public and Private Schools [k-12], Colleges, Universities and Non Profit Organizations.
Provided by the publishers of The Black EOE Journal, The HISPANIC Network Magazine, and The Professional WOMAN’S Magazine. Includes job listings.
PharmaDiversity Job Board
Focused on matching diversity candidates with all types of jobs in the pharmaceutical industry, from accountants and administrators to sales to research. Lots of articles targeted to various audiences.
Diversity recruiting, including the 40+ group. Can target a specific industry sector. Includes employer profiles, news and information targeted to various diverse audiences and information on associations and organizations supporting and promoting minority and diversity interests.
Search for jobs. Knowledge center for job search, career management and professional development articles and advice.
Provided by the publishers of US Black Engineer magazine.
Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Conference
Usually held in February each year, provided by Career Communications Group (publishers of the Black Engineer magazine), this conference includes a STEM Career Fair. UMBC usually partners with CCG to provide a free shutle bus to the Career Fair – check our calendar for details.
Black Collegian Online
“The career site for students of color.” Online version of the career magazine geared towards African Americans. Hard copy version of the magazine available for free in the Career Resource Center (MP212).
Saludos Web National Job Listings
Supported by Saludos Hispanos magazine, this site serves the Hispanic community by providing a way for employers actively seeking to recruit qualified Hispanics to post job listings. Search for jobs, read career and internship advice, lear about Hispanic-friendly companies with opportunities for Spanish-speaking bilingual professionals.
Leading employment source for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking professionals throughout the Americas.
Job search site.
National Society of Hispanic MBAs
“Fostering Hispanic leadership through graduate management professional education and professional development in order to improve society.”
Hn magazine Top Hispanic Employers
Each year, Diversity.Com, Inc. (DCI) and its four diversity magazines conduct select evaluations of the nation’s employers, diversity programs and executives, industry leaders, law enforcement, government agencies, universities and MBA schools. They identify “Best of the Best” in relation to outreach and accessibility to the African American, Hispanic/Latino, veteran and female populations.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
SHPE was founded in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.
The concept of Networking was the key basis for the organization. SHPE quickly established two student chapters to begin the network that would grow to encompass the nation as well as reach countries outside the US. Today, SHPE enjoys a strong but independent network of professional and student chapters throughout the nation.
Asian American Students
Asian American Journalists Association
A professional organization devoted to Asian Americans pursuing media careers includes job listings.
National Association of Asian American Professionals
This non-profit organization promotes the personal and professional development of the Asian -American community. “National organization where professionals of varying Asian descent work together across the country. We serve to educate not only our members through professional development but also raise Asian American awareness in corporate America and ensure that Asian Americans are included in diversity programs.”
Native American Students
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
Developed to provide information resources to the Native American community.
UMBC On-Campus Resources
First Generation Resources: UMBC McNair Program
Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program provides experiences that prepare students for graduate education. Designed to prepare first-generation and low-income students, as well as members of groups who are underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral studies in all disciplines. Offers students research, mentoring, and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are from disadvantaged backgrounds and have demonstrated strong academic potential.
Research and Funding Opportunities for UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars
The Meyerhoff Scholarship Program encourages students to conduct research early on in order to gain hands-on experience and to develop a clearer understanding of what studying in the sciences entails. Scholars perform research at top research institutions in the U.S. and abroad. The following are some of the research programs available:
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholars Program
- Leadership Alliance
- MARC U* Star
- Summer Biomedical Training Program
Contact the Meyerhoff staff for more information about these and other research opportunities.
The Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity
The Mosaic Center is dedicated to creating an environment that supports cross-cultural education and collaboration at UMBC. The Center aims to empower all UMBC students and staff to be culturally conscious and informed members of our community.