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Resources for Diverse Populations

Diversity promotes innovation, understanding, and overall success in the workplace. Employers seek out candidates from various backgrounds and lifestyles to improve the quality of their workforce. There are many diversity-focused resources to help students with their careers. To learn about diversity-specific career opportunities like jobs and internships, explore the different categories below.

Resources by Population:
African-Americans, Asian-Americans , People with Disabilities ,   International Students, Latinx-Americans ,   LBTQ Community,   Native Americans, Veterans , Women



Diversity Professional Leadership Network

The Career Center developed the  Diversity Professional Leadership Network (DPLN)  to help underrepresented students increase their knowledge of careers and enhance their career skills. Through the program, students learn more about being a professional and business etiquette, get an inside view of a specific industry, and learn how to successfully transition from school to the world of work.

DPLN is a competitive program that requires students to undergo an application process including an interview, references, career interests, and academic performance. Through program workshops, one-on-one counseling sessions, and networking opportunities, students increase their soft skills and ability to network in a business setting, and are better prepared for full-time jobs/internships.     



In addition to the professional and career development, each student is matched with a professional as part of a mentoring program. The students receive exposure to professional environments to improve their networking/communication skills.  To apply, contact  Kimberly Joy Dixon.

Exclusive/special access programming provided to DPLN student members:

  • How to Network Workshop, access to alumni of color, and participation in Mock Interview Day
  • Leadership development workshops
  • Effective communication workshops
  • Special internship preparation: resume/cover letter review, mock interviews, MBTI workshop
  • Job Shadow Week with a Professional Buddy: "A day in the life of a professional"
  • One-to-one ongoing coaching with DPLN program coordinaton




Early Career Sucess Program


This program is designed to prepare economically disadvantaged and underrepresented underclassmen for the business world by providing practical leadership training and career guidance.  The Early Career Success Program is a part of the Diversity Professional Leadership Network.  To apply, contact program coordinator Kimberly Joy Dixon at (631) 632-6805.  For information concerning diversity at SBU, visit the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action .

Job Search and Networking Resources





Full-Time Job Search
Professional Diversity Network : Job search database specifically focused on diversity.

  Networking Links/Professional Associations

  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History : The mission of ASALH is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.
  • Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Inc. : BCALA's purpose is to call to the attention of the American Library Association the need to respond positively on behalf of the Black members of the profession and the information needs of the Black community by reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and recommending to the American Library Association actions on the needs of Black librarians which will influence their status in the areas of recruitment, development, advancement, and general working conditions; and to provide information on qualifications of Black librarians.
  • National Alliance of Black School Educators : Founded in 1970, NABSE is dedicated to improving both the educational experiences and accomplishments of African American youth through the development and use of instructional and motivational methods that increase levels of inspiration, attendance and overall achievement.
  • Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) : Nonprofit organization of professionals working in or having interest in the fields of computer science and information technology.
  • International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) : IOBSE was founded in 1982 by black security executives concerned about the relatively small number of minority professionals, and the role black security professionals could have in helping young people.
  • National Alliance of Market Developers : Develops and fosters business growth for African Americans and other ethnic groups by serving as a conduit for learning, teaching and networking for success. NAMD seeks to cultivate those aspects of the black experience that can produce results for our constituency, community and institutions, both private and public.
  • National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) : Provides a national forum where African American human resources practitioners can share and gain information and offer leadership on issues affecting their individual careers and the global workforce.
  • National Association of Black Accountants : An American nonprofit professional association that represents more than 100,000 people of color in furthering their educational and professional goals in accounting, consulting, finance, and information technology.
  • The National Black Chamber of Commerce : The National Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora.
  • National Black MBA Association : The National Black MBA Association leads in the creation of educational opportunities and economic growth for African Americans, and increases awareness of and facilitates access to graduate management education programs and career opportunities in management fields.
  • National Sales Network : An association of African American sales and sales management professionals.
  • U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. : The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) provides committed, visionary leadership and advocacy in the realization of economic empowerment. Through the creation of resources and initiatives, USBC supports African American Chambers of Commerce and business organizations in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises.
  • National Organization of Minority Architects : Champions diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.
  • Organization of Black Designers : Comprised of design professionals of color, who are in the fields of graphic, industrial, fashion, interior, architectural, product, advertising, broadcast and multimedia design.
Engineering and Science
  • American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) : A national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other minorities into the discussions and developments of energy policies regulations, R&D technologies, and environmental issues.
  • National Association of Black Geoscientists : NABG was established and incorporated in 1981, and has been an active organization nationwide with members in the oil and gas industry, academia, government, and most importantly colleges and universities.
  • National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) : NAMEPA is a national network of educators and representatives from industry, government, and nonprofit organizations who share a common commitment to improving the recruitment and retention of African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians earning degrees in engineering. As a recognized authority in minority engineering education, NAMEPA promotes the professional development of its members and serves as an advocate for and resource to those programs and organizations that seek to recruit, educate, and employ diverse engineering talent.
  • National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) : Initiates and supports local, regional, national, and global programs that assist people of color in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related STEM fields.
  • National Society of Black Engineers : Started in 1975, it now has more than 25,000 members and hundreds of chapters across the country. The group's mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
  • National Society of Black Physicists : The largest organization of African American physicists; its mission is promoting the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large.
  • Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals : Founded in 1976, OBAP’s mission is to enhance, advance and promote educational opportunities in aviation/aerospace and to develop and sustain a process for the ongoing mentoring of youth.
Food Services
  • BCA : Incorporated as the Black Culinarian Alliance in 1998 and now known by its acronym. A national educational and networking organization that serves African American and other minority professionals working in hospitality and food services.
  • 100 Black Men of America : Founded in 1963, the organization now has 105-plus chapters with more than 10,000 members. Its mission includes leadership, mentoring, education, health, and economic development.
  • NAACP : Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
Government and Policy/Politics
  • Blacks in Government (BIG) : Members are civil servants at the federal, state, county and municipal levels. BIG’s mission is to enable all present and future Black employees in local, state, and federal governments to have the ability to maximize their career opportunities and provide a mechanism for inclusion, growth and advocacy. Founded in 1975, chapters include the Departments of State and Homeland Security, the Coast Guard, and the National Institutes of Health.
  • Congressional Black Caucus : Since its establishment in 1971, members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined together to empower America’s neglected citizens and to address their legislative concerns.
  • The International Association of Black Actuaries : IABA is a professional and student member organization whose mission is to contribute to an increase in the number of black actuaries and to influence the successful career development, civic growth and achievement of black actuaries.  
  • Association of Black Cardiologists : ABC is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 2,500 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members, dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color.
  • National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) : Organized in 1971, NBNA represents over 150,000 African American registered nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses from the USA, Eastern Caribbean and Africa. Their mission is to represent and provide a forum for black nurses to advocate for and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of healthcare for persons of color.
  • National Medical Association : The oldest and largest national professional organization for African American physicians. A leading force for parity in medicine, it provides educational programs and conducts outreach efforts.
  • National Association of Health Services Executives : NAHSE is a nonprofit association of black health care executives founded in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and development of black healthcare leaders, and elevating the quality of healthcare services rendered to minority and underserved communities.
  • Student National Medical Association (SNMA) : Student-run organization focused on the needs and concerns of medical students of color.
Human Services
  • National Black United Fund : NBUF makes a difference in the lives of people by investing in organizations that impact children, families and communities. NBUF values self-help, economic opportunity, positive community change and social justice.
  • International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters : Promotes interracial progress throughout the Fire Service, and aids in motivating blacks in seeking advancement to elevated ranks throughout the Fire Service.
Legal/Law Enforcement
  • National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice : The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is a multiethnic, nonpartisan, nonprofit association of criminal justice professionals, students and community leaders dedicated to improving the administration of justice. State and local chapters across the U.S. with members that include law enforcement personnel, corrections officers, court employees, social services workers, academics and clergy.
  • National Bar Association : An advocate for social justice since 1925, promotes professional development for African Americans in the legal profession. More than 20,000 member lawyers, judges, educators and law students.
  • National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) : The nation's largest student-run organization representing nearly 6,000 minority law students from over 200 chapters and affiliates throughout the United States and six other countries.
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) : Founded in 1976, this public service organization serves as the “conscience of law enforcement.” NOBLE unifies black law enforcement officers to promote the value of diversity at all levels throughout the criminal justice system.
  • National Association of Black Journalists : The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.
  • National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters : NABOB is the first and largest trade organization representing the interests of African American owners of radio and television stations across the country.
  • Organization of Black Screenwriters : The goal of this nonprofit organization is to develop great writers. It desires to empower members with intense training, hands-on experience, expansive resources and extensive industry exposure. The OBS encourages freedom of expression via quality writing and filmmaking, without compromising the image of people of color.
  • The Association of Black Psychologists : Promotes the advancement of African Americans in the profession of psychology and develops programs for black psychologists to solve problems of black communities and other ethnic groups.
  • Black Womyn’s Association (Stony Brook) : BWA’s mission is to promote unity through events, both entertaining and educational, with the endeavor of raising awareness of prevalent topics within the student body and neighboring communities.
  • Black Women’s Leadership Council : The Black Women’s Leadership Council serves as a catalyst to advance professional development and address issues unique to Black women in the workplace. The Black Women’s Leadership Council forges partnerships with senior management that facilitate the hiring, retention and development of Black women, and satisfy business needs.
  • The National Coalition for 100 Black Women : Nonprofit volunteer organization for American women. Its members address common issues in their communities, families, and personal lives, promoting gender equality.



Full-Time Job Search

Professional Diversity Network : Job search database specifically focused on diversity.

Networking Links/Professional Associations

  • Ascend : Dedicated to enabling its members, business partners and the community to leverage the leadership and global business potential of Pan-Asians. A lifelong organization supporting the duration of our members’ careers – from undergraduate to executive level.
  • Association of Asian American Bankers : Promotes friendship, cooperation, and common understanding among its members. AAAB also provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on subjects of common interest to its members.
  • Association of Asian American Investment Managers : Dedicated to elevating and increasing the visibility of Asian American investment professionals to institutional funds.
  • ORIENTED : Global network of international professionals interested in Asian business and partnerships.
  • The Asian American Advertising Federation : 3AF is made up of Asian American advertising agency principals, media, advertisers and strategic partners. Its mission is to grow the Asian American advertising and marketing industry, raise public awareness of the importance of the Asian American community, and further professionalism within the community.
  • The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) : TiE is a group of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce : The oldest and largest national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization representing all Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services.
Community Service
  • Apex for Youth : Founded in 1992, Apex for Youth seeks to empower Asian American youth to be well-rounded, productive members of society by helping them build their self-confidence, explore academic and career goals, develop a sense of community and service, and gain leadership skills. Through one-on one mentoring relationships, educational programs, and social services, Apex helps youth overcome the multiple challenges they face, enabling them to cultivate valuable and meaningful relationships.
  • Asian American Architects and Engineers Association : The Asian American Architects and Engineers Association (AAa/e) is committed to providing a platform for empowering professionals working in the built environment in personal and professional growth, business development and networking, and leadership in our community.
  • Asia Society : Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
  • Asian American Professional Association : The Asian American Professional Association (AAPA) seeks to inspire, develop, and promote Asian American professionals to maximize their leadership potential.
  • Asian Boston Media Group : List of Asian community organizations.
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals : The largest and fastest growing Asian American professional organization in North America, NAAAP provides its members with the tools and resources to further career advancement and empower Asian Americans to become great leaders and reliable employees.
Government and Policy/Politics
  • Asian American Government Executives Network : The mission of AAGEN is to promote, expand and support Asian American and Pacific Islander leadership in government.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies : The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office. APAICS programs focus on developing leadership, building public policy knowledge, and filling the political pipeline for Asian Pacific Americans to pursue public office at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) : Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
  • Asian American Journalists Association : Professional and educational organization encouraging Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the field of journalism. AAJA develops managers in the media industry and promotes fair and accurate news coverage.
  • Asian American Writers’ Workshop : Established in 1991, AAWW is a national nonprofit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans.
  • The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) : Nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We do this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.
  • Committee of 100 : International, nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that brings a Chinese American perspective to issues concerning Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations. This organization draws upon the collective experience, knowledge and resources of our members, Chinese Americans who have achieved prominence in a variety of fields and work in partnership towards this mission.
  • Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics : National, nonprofit organization, LEAP works to meet its mission of achieving full participation and equality for APIs through leadership, empowerment, and policy by developing people and creating leaders in the community.
  • South Asian Americans Leading Together : South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that elevates the voices and perspectives of South Asian individuals and organizations to build a more just and inclusive society in the United States.
Legal/Law Enforcement
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice : The mission of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund : National organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association : National voice for the Asian Pacific American legal profession. NAPABA promotes justice, equity and opportunity for Asian Pacific Americans, by fostering professional development, legal scholarship, advocacy and community involvement.
Real Estate
  •   Asian Real Estate Association of America : Nonprofit professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and real estate professionals that serve this dynamic market.
  • Asian Women in Business : AWIB’s primary mission is assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB has expanded to address issues affecting Asian Americans on the corporate level, as well as establishing a scholarship program for undergraduates who demonstrate strong leadership. AWIB serves on various task forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses.
  • Center for Asian Pacific American Women : Develops Asian Pacific women nationwide to achieve success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives, and to lead positive change in their workplaces and communities.
  • Filipina Women's Network : FWN provides Filipina women with opportunities to share practical career and business experiences.

People with Disabilities


Full-Time Job Search
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Career Center : Since 1876 AAIDD has been providing worldwide leadership in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Its career center helps connect employers and people living with disabilities.
  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities : A consortium of universities, national employers, and government agencies focused on the career employment of college graduates with disabilities. COSD provides training modules and conducts a national conference each year related to employment of persons with disabilities.
  • DiversityInc: Top 50 Companies for Diversity
  • Federal Jobs Network : Describes hiring options, certifications and accommodations for students with disabilities interested in pursuing careers in the federal government.
  • JobAccess and ABILITYJobs : Enables people with disabilities to enhance their professional lives by providing a dedicated system for finding employment, including resume building, posting services, online application, and more.
  • disABLEDperson, Inc. : Provides an online, targeted recruiting site that effectively connects proactive employers with job seekers with disabilities.
  • The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) : Free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the employability of people with disabilities.
  • The National Business and Disability Council (NBDC) : The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center is an employer membership organization and comprehensive resource for disability employment best practices. It is the leading national resource on all issues related to the successful mainstreaming of people with disabilities into the American workforce.
  • Our Ability : Includes a digital profile service created to promote future employment for people with disabilities through work-to-hire programs, helping to recruit future employees and implementing inclusion education for existing employees.
  • We Connect Now : Dedicated to uniting college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues.
Professional Associations/Networking
Additional Resources

International Students


Full-Time Job and Internship Search Resources
  • DiversityInc Careers : This job search database caters to diverse students and posts jobs located all over the world.
  • : A job database that caters to international students and specifies which paperwork is needed for each job.
  • Uniworld : A website that allows you to find out which foreign companies are based in the United States and which American companies are also based in other nations.
  • USA Internships for International Students : This website is a great resource for international students to find internships during their stays in the U.S.

Looking for a job or internship in your home country? GradConnection is a special portal linking international students to opportunities in China, Korea, Japan, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan. You can apply directly to employers seeking new talent to browse the listed jobs and internships as a way of exploring the value of your education on the job market. Use your SBU NetID and password to login! Click here to go to Stony Brook University Grad Connection

Additional Resources
Companies that recruit SBU international students
  • Note that at our Job and Internship Fairs, employers willing to hire international students will have corresponding colored labels on their signs, making them easier for you to find.
  • For additional information about work eligibility and type of employment, please see the Office of Visa and Immigration Services here .



Full-Time Job Search

  • Hispanic Network Magazine : Valuable source to assist with multicultural hiring and supplier needs. Their goal is to create an environment of teamwork in which Latin Americans and other minorities have access to all applicable business and career opportunities. We are an information source designed to bring promising, talented people together with potential employers and customers throughout the business community.
  • : Aims to connect everyone with everything Hispanic. HispanicSURF is an independent directory listing of the best Hispanic/Latino websites on the internet. It is an excellent resource for Spanish speakers looking to use their language skills in the workplace.
  • iHispano : Provides the Latino community with a trusted professional network, which pairs members with employers who are serious about building a diverse workforce to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base.
  • The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine : Search site which provides information about employment opportunities within the higher education field as well as about institutions which grant the largest number of degrees to Hispanic students.
  • : Specializes in joining the Hispanic bilingual professional with companies looking for diversity in the workplace.
  • Diversity Inc. Magazine – Top 50 Companies for Diversity
  • IMDiversity Career Center : Another job board focused on diverse job seekers.
  • Professional Diversity Network : Job search database specifically focused on diversity.

Networking Links/Professional Associations

  • Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies : As the voice of Hispanic marketing, AHAA represents the best minds and resources dedicated to Hispanic-specialized advertising.
  • Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) : The leading professional association dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance and related professions.
  • Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility : HACR's mission is to advance the inclusion of Hispanics in corporate America at a level commensurate with our economic contributions. HACR focuses on four areas of corporate responsibility and market reciprocity: Employment, Procurement, Philanthropy, and Governance. In pursuit of its mission, HACR offers corporate America direct access to the Hispanic community—its talent, entrepreneurs, and leadership—creating a forum to ensure corporate responsibility and market reciprocity for the nation's Hispanic population.
  • Latin Business Association : Established in 1976, LBA is one of the nation’s most active Latin business trade associations on the basis of active membership and overall outreach to its member business owners. The aim is to promote growth of Hispanic/Latino-owned companies through business development, education and advocacy.
  • The National Society of Hispanic MBAs : NSHMBA is the premier Hispanic business organization dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership through graduate management education and professional development.
  • U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce : Since its inception, the USHCC has worked towards bringing the issues and concerns of the nation’s more than 3 million Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of the national economic agenda.
  • ASPIRA : The ASPIRA Association promotes the empowerment of the Puerto Rican and Latino community by developing and nurturing the leadership, intellectual, and cultural potential of its youth so that they may contribute their skills and dedication to the fullest development of the Puerto Rican and Latino community everywhere. ASPIRA aims to empower the Puerto Rican and Latino community through advocacy and the education and leadership development of its youth.
  • Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement : The Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals.
  • National Hispanic Institute : NHI’s mission and purpose is to engage Latino youth in critical learning experiences that further their capacities in self-inquiry and introspection. NHI provides Latino young people with the structures and settings to envision themselves as future community leaders. Dedication to personal excellence, a strong belief in family and culture, and service to others are the core values and beliefs that drive the work of the Institute and embrace its vision.
Government and Policy/Politics
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute : CHCI is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan leadership development organization in the country, firmly rooted in the same three mission cornerstones laid by our founders: Educate, Empower, and Connect.
  • League of United Latin American Citizens : LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. The mission of LULAC is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.
  • National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives : The National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives (NAHFE) is an executive leadership association aiding America in recruiting and developing Hispanic leaders for the federal public service.
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials : NALEO is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.
  • The National Council of La Raza : NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States and works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas: assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health.
  • The National Institute for Latino Policy : NiLP is a nonpartisan center established in 1982 in New York City. NiLP provides a unique approach and voice to the policy analysis and advocacy needs of the Latino community in the United States.
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses : NAHN is a nonprofit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.
  • National Hispanic Medical Association : The mission of NHMA is to empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations in collaboration with the state Hispanic medical societies, resident and medical student organizations, and other public and private sector partners.
Human Services
  • National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers : Their members include social workers, other human services professionals and students interested in issues that affect Puerto Rican and Hispanic/Latino communities.
  • The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families (CHCF) : Since 1982, CHCF has been dedicated to combining education and advocacy to expand opportunities for children and families, and strengthen the voice of the Latino community. Believing that the most effective way to support Latino families is by building upon their existing strengths and fostering self-sufficiency, CHCF provides a number of programs and services to the community through youth development programs and an Early Care & Education Institute.
  • The National Association for Hispanic Elderly : Organization committed to achieving social change by focusing on the needs of low-income minority and Hispanic older persons. In response to the needs of the low-income elderly, the organization provides programs of employment and training, health, housing and economic development.
Legal/Law Enforcement
  • Hispanic National Bar Association : A professional organization for Hispanic/Latino attorneys, judges, law professionals and law students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund : Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.
  • The Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association : Nonprofit organization of professionals involved in the administration of justice and dedicated to the advancement of Hispanic (Latino) and minority interests within the law enforcement profession.
Real Estate
  • 100 Hispanic Women : A forum for Latinas, individuals and organizations who support Hispanas, to address issues affecting our communities, influence public policy affecting Latinas and their families, and to promote diversity.
  • MANA, A National Latina Organization : A national grassroots membership organization with chapters, individual members, and affiliates across the United States. MANA’s mission is to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service, and advocacy.
  • National Latina Business Women Association : NLBWA’s mission since 1998 has been to promote, develop, and support the rapid growth of Latina business owners, professionals and their families. The purpose of NLBWA is to create more representation, visibility, and business development, networking and mentoring opportunities for Latinas and their families in the world of business and at the executive level throughout the country.
  • The Hispanic Professional Women's Association : An organization that provides opportunities for professional and personal development, nurturing relationships and giving back through mentoring and scholarships. HPWA's mission is to enhance the image of professional Hispanic women by creating opportunities to share knowledge and promote the value of higher education.

LGBTQ Community


Full-Time Job Search Resources
  • Human Rights Campaign and Resources and Employer Database : HRC is an advocacy group of more than 1.5 million people supporting LGBTQ* Americans. They seek to change policy and elect politicians who will help make their goal of an LGBTQ*-friendly America a reality. Their website includes an employer database, event information, and useful legal and political information.
  • LGBT Connect : This website allows you to apply for jobs and connect with employers who are seeking LGBTQ* talent.
  • Out & Equal Workplace Advocates : This organization seeks to end employer discrimination against the LGBTQ* community. You can search jobs and see LGBTQ*-friendly employers.
  • OUT for Work : Out for Work offers a lot of job search advice as well as a job board.
  • The Pipeline Project : People of color leadership, advancement & program development strategies for the LGBT movement.
  • SimplyHired GLBT : The LGBTQ* branch of SimplyHired. Search for jobs through only LGBTQ*-friendly companies.
  • Transgender Job Bank : This is a job board specifically tailored to transgender job seekers. Search many different categories for a job in your field.
Networking Links/Professional Associations
Additional Resources
  Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index : An annual list of the most LGBTQ*-friendly employers.

Native Americans


Full-Time Job Search

Networking Links/Professional Associations

  • The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development : NCAIED is the largest national Indian-specific business organization in the nation. They take their motto, “Putting Indian Country to Work” to heart and are actively engaged in helping Tribal Nations and Native business people realize their entrepreneurial goals.
  • American Indian Business Leaders : AIBL is dedicated to empowering business students in the United States. Programs are designed to engage students in activities that stimulate, enhance, and expand educational experiences beyond traditional academic methods. All students are encouraged to participate in AIBL regardless of race, academic major, or career objectives.
  • National Native American Chamber of Commerce : The mission of the National Native American Chamber of Commerce is to establish a Native American organization to support, enrich, educate and promote the Native American community. We are committed to education, business development, understanding and the general well-being of Native Americans.
  • The Native American Finance Officers Association : Builds the financial strength of tribal governments and their enterprises by providing educational forums and resources, and by instilling finance and accounting best practices.
  • The National Native American Human Resources Association : Nonprofit organization comprised of HR professionals working for, or providing professional services to, Tribes.
  • Indian Country Today : News site and informative resource on all things related to the Native American community.
Government and Policy/Politics

  • Society of American Indian Government Employees : An association "formed to promote recruitment, hiring, retention, development and advancement of American Indians in the Government workforce," SAIGE provides a forum on the issues, challenges, and opportunities of Native Americans in the government workforce and fosters a professional network among Native American government employees. SAIGE is proud to host an annual National Training Program focused on professional development and leadership. As part of this program, SAIGE offers special training sessions for veterans, youth, and a Federal Indian Law Course.
  • The National Caucus of Native American State Legislators : NCNASL works to promote a better understanding of state-tribal issues among policymakers and the public at large. Members hope to encourage a broad awareness of state-tribal issues across the country and raise the profile of tribal issues throughout the state legislative arena.
  • The National Congress of American Indians : Founded in 1944, NCAI is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities.
  • Native American Rights Fund : Founded in 1970, NARF is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide.
Health and Human Service
  • The Association of American Indian Physicians : Founded in 1971, AAIP’s primary goal is to improve the health of American Indian and Alaska Natives. Its mission today is: “to pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing principles and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit.”
  • First Nations Development Institute : Their mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities by investing in and creating innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities. First Nations Development Institute improves economic conditions for Native Americans through technical assistance and training, advocacy and policy, and direct financial grants in five key areas: Financial and Investor Education, Combating Predatory Lending, Native American Business and Asset Development, Strengthening Native American Nonprofits, Native Foods and Health.
  • The Association on American Indian Affairs : Creates programs that focus on youth/education (scholarships, child welfare, summer camps), health (diabetes education and prevention), cultural preservation (sacred lands protection, Native language preservation) and the empowerment of tribal communities (federal acknowledgment, funding for tribal programs).
Legal and Law Enforcement
Media and the Arts
  • Native American Journalists Association : The Native American Journalists Association serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.
  • The Redhawk Native American Arts Council : Nonprofit organization founded and maintained by Native American artists and educators residing in the New York City area. Since 1994, the Council is dedicated to educating the general public about Native American heritage through song, dance, theater, works of art and other cultural forms of expression. The council represents artists from North, South, Central American, Caribbean and Polynesian Indigenous cultures.



SBU's Career Center supports military veterans through alumni contacts, career counseling, job & internship fairs, and experiential education opportunities. Veterans can use Handshake to find jobs. Handshake is a good source to explore civilian positions requiring skill sets from military service.  Veterans may also use Handshake to find internships related to their academic majors.  Using keywords like "military friendly" or "veterans" will pinpoint employers and jobs seeking former service members.

To relate military skills to civilian jobs, use the   military skills translator .

Use a   transition readiness quiz   to evaluate your level of civilian career prepardness.

Additional key resources for networking, mentoring, and employment for veterans
  •  American Corporate Partners (ACP) will connect you with a mentor and networking opportunities

    to meet business professionals from a variety of industries @ACPUSA
  • Barracks to Business workshops and events connect veterans with employment options at Northwell Health. Veterans may search for positions at Northwell Health by military job code. (Find these workshops under Events on Handshake!)
  • Military Friendly provides a list of employers and veteran-related educational resources.
  • SBU’s Veterans Affairs Office also maintains a roster of employment assistance organizations and certifies educational benefits for veterans.



Full-Time Job Search
Women in Business & Industry : Job listings, articles, blogs, and other resources.

Networking Links/Professional Associations

  • Women’s Sports Foundation : Founded in 1974, the Women’s Sports Foundation is dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.
  • Advertising Women of New York : Founded in 1912, AWNY’s mission is to empower women in the advertising industry to achieve personal and professional fulfillment at each stage of their careers. Membership ranges from senior level executives to those just beginning their careers.
  • American Business Women’s Association : ABWA’s mission is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.
  • Catalyst : Catalyst is the leading research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work.
  • The Financial Women’s Association : FWA brings together high-achieving professionals from every sector of the financial world. The organization is dedicated to developing future leaders, enhancing the role of women in finance, and investing in the community.
  • Goldman Sachs Women’s Leadership Camp and MBA Women’s Summit : Events aimed at female undergraduate students and MBA students, respectively, to help them practice networking skills, build their professional development, and meet women employees in the company.
  • The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA) : The mission of this organization is to support the advancement of women in the accounting profession through the funding of education.
  • National Association for Female Executives : One of the country’s largest associations for women professionals and business owners, it provides resources through education, networking, and public advocacy, in order to empower its members to achieve both career and personal success.
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) : An organization that seeks to empower women to break through economic and educational barriers and thrive in school, in the workplace, and in the global community.
  • National Organization for Women : NOW is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of contributing members and more than 500 local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Zonta International : Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.
  • 9to5 : One of the largest, most respected national membership organizations of working women in the U.S., dedicated to putting working women’s issues on the public agenda.
Government & Law
  • League of Women Voters : LWV is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
  • Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) : WIPP is a bipartisan organization that educates and advocates on behalf of women and minorities in business.
  • American Medical Women’s Association : AMWA is dedicated to advancing women in medicine and improving women’s health. Membership is comprised of physicians, residents, medical students, and healthcare professionals.
Human Services
  • NY Women in Communications : An organization that empowers women in the communications industry through resources, workshops, and events.
  • The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) : AWC’s mission is to spread awareness of the achievements of women across various communications disciplines and advance women’s prominence in these areas.
  • Webgrrls International : This organization advocates for women in new media and technology. Network with professionals, search for jobs, and look through their resources.
Science, Mathematics, and Technology



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