Career Support for Students of Color

Career Support for Students of Color

As staff and allies, we at the Northern Vermont University Career & Internship Center strive to provide a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. We promise to create this environment by challenging stereotypes and assumptions on campus while empowering individuals to challenge these off-campus.

How We Can Help

  • Explore your individual talents, interests, and abilities
  • Explore potential employers
  • Become empowered to feel confident in what you have to offer the workforce
  • Discover your unique career path

Make an appointment at your Career Center to learn more.

Diversity-Committed Employers

Diversity committed employers will have:

  • A diversity statement
  • A non-discrimination policy
  • Offer employee support or networks for individuals of color
  • Engage in diversity recruitment efforts
  • Hold professional diversity memberships
  • Demonstrate racial/ethnic diversity among senior management and the Board of Directors

Other Ways to Learn About an Employer’s Commitment to Diversity

  • Search the internet to see if they have lawsuits or civil rights violations
  • Visit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s website which has an appellate briefs search
  • Note recent changes or updates to policies and work culture which may indicate there has been a charge of discrimination
  • When interviewing ask about workplace culture and diversity commitment with examples; additionally, ask the surrounding community members about the organization

Links and Resources