The University Career Center is dedicated to ensuring equitable access for all students. We want all students to be equipped to demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. We also want students to have the tools to engage in anti-racist practices that actively challenge the systems, structures, and policies of racism. This is a vital career readiness competency for all Ducks and essential for all workplaces to create inclusive environments where employees can thrive.
This list of career resources, while extensive, is not complete. We invite our students and alumni to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to provide any career resources you believe would benefit Ducks in their job searches. Please see additional resources for your specific and intersectional identities:
Job Search Websites and Resources
- Partners in Diversity — Helps recently relocated professionals of color in the Pacific Northwest connect with the multicultural community through major networking events such as the signature Say Hey! event, civic engagement opportunities, social media, and personal relationships.
- DiversityWorking.com — A job site for all ethnic and sexual orientation groups, where jobseekers can search for jobs (by location, industry, job listing type, or keywords), as well as post resumes.
- DiversityJobs.com — An online job search experience uniting diversity-friendly employers with all people of color, including African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans, as well as women, veterans, people with disabilities, older workers, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
- IMDiversity.com — Wealth of job resources, postings, and career information related to diversity.
- Diversity in Ed — This site includes a job board, print magazine, and recruitment fairs to connect teachers of color, culture, and diverse backgrounds with schools, institutions, and organizations committed to recruiting and hiring a diverse workforce.
- Directory of Associations — This comprehensive database allows you to search a global list of professional organizations using filters by identity and career field.
Internships and Fellowships
- UO Portland Internship Experience — Interns will get to work at business, non-profit, educational, and/or civic agencies that are owned by people who have been historically underrepresented or disadvantaged and organizations committed to racial or social justice.
- UO Leadership Enrichment Internship (LEI) — a paid, mentored internship experience for undergraduate UO students with diverse academic interests whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in such careers.
- Emerging Leaders Internship Program — A program that removes barriers to access by connecting talented students of color with leadership-track, paid internships at top companies throughout the Greater Portland area.
- INROADS — Develops and places minority students/graduates in business and industry to prepare for corporate and community leadership. Includes internships for college students. Requirements: African American, Hispanic, and Native American 3.0 or better grade averages.
- The Minority Access Internship Program is designed to allow talented undergraduate and graduate students to experience the diversity and scope of career opportunities available in the federal government.
Education and Advocacy
Understand your rights in the employment process and as an employee.
- US Equal Opportunity Commission: Facts About Race/Color Discrimination
- US Department of Justice Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination
- Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries: Discrimination at Work — Oregon laws protect you from being discriminated against at work. That means you can’t be fired or demoted, paid less, or otherwise treated differently because of certain characteristics about you.
- Understanding and Dealing with Discrimination in the Workplace — Explanation of discrimination and harassment laws in the workplace and what you can do if you feel you are being discriminated against.
- Racial Equity Resource Guide — Directory of organizations working within the field of racial equity and on a variety of issues and topics, ranging from grassroots organizations to academic institutions, to national advocacy organizations, and more.
Top Employer Lists
- UO Handshake “Invests in Diversity” collection included some of the top employers on Handshake who are invested in creating inclusive workplaces that are interested in hiring Ducks.
- Forbes 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity — Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to compile our annual list of America's Best Employers for Diversity. Statista surveyed 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees to determine the ranking and pinpointed the companies they identified as most dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Survey participants were asked to rate their organizations on criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation equality, as well as general diversity.
- Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity — an annual list of U.S. companies that create inclusive cultures for women and people of all genders, people of color, LGBTQIA people, and people who have disabilities. In addition to diversity numbers, the ranking is based on surveys of employees, who rated the level of camaraderie they experience at work, the effectiveness of their leaders, and other factors that inspire trust in an employer.