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On this page you will find resources for students under the umbrella of systemically marginalized identities.
It’s important to note that-
- Your background and your experiences should be valued by employers
- We encourage you to conduct a mock interview or two with one of our career advisors to practice discussing your background and experiences and how they make you a valuable addition to the role you’re applying for.
- These resources are not telling you how, why, or what you should discuss regarding your identity. These resources are meant to prime your reflection on what you might share based on your needs.
Below are sites and resources for students of color and BIPOC students to find explore conversations around identity and career. This list is always a work in progress.
- BIPOC Identity in Job Search
- LOCUS Facebook Group – Local Facebook Group in Minnesota for anyone who identifies under the BIPOC umbrella
- https://diversity.com/ – Diversity.com is a job board and America’s most trusted and affordable source for attracting and hiring diverse individuals who are managers, professionals, executives, faculty or technicians.
- https://www.diversityinc.com/ – DiversityInc’s mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity.
- Conscious Job Seeking: Assessing Employers’ Commitment to DEI
- 8 Great Job Boards for Diverse Professionals – AAUW
- Diversity Career Sites
- BIPOC Identity in Interviewing / Accepting a Job Offer
- Harvard Business School Article on Applicants “Whitening” Resume Practices – By sharing this, we are not condoning this practice, it is something to be aware of that says more about the company and their practices if you are not getting and interview
- How to Navigate Illegal Interview Questions While on the Job Hunt – The Riveter – While some employers are making great strides to focus interviews on skillsets for roles. Some may still ask questions about protected characteristics.
- Looking for an Inclusive Employer: Nine Questions to Ask During an Interview
- How to Tell If a Company Actually Cares About Diversity and Inclusion, According to Ellen Pao
- “How Shall I Wear My Hair?” – Students Navigating Professional Identity Politics | The NACE Blog
- BIPOC Identity while in the role
- White Supremacy Culture – Still Here (PDF) – White Supremacy Culture website – The preceding resource can be something you reference to be on the lookout for White Supremacist Culture or it can be something you share at an organization if they are curious about how it shows up in their People, Policies and Practices. Organizations cannot and should not rely on you and the identities you carry to educate and eradicate while also expecting you to do well in your role.
- Be Professional: wisdom or weapon? Inclusion minded advice giving: – The preceding resource showcases and unpacks professionalism and different facets associated with this topic
- Opinion | The Strong and Stressed Black Woman – The New York Times
- Professional Organizations / Job Boards
- The following lists of professional organizations are housed outside of Macalester and can serve as a great resource to dig into types of jobs you might be looking for, a local organization in line with your career goals, or can point to contacts with whom it may be worth scheduling an informational interview/career conversation.