Equity & Inclusion Resources
The Lazarus Center supports students and alumni with their career development regardless of their backgrounds. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with an adviser to discuss your individualized search.
Diversity Jobs connects African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic people and members of the LGBT community with companies that are known for being especially diversity-friendly.
IMDiversity - dedicated to providing career and self-development information to all minorities, specifically African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and women.
INROADS, Inc. places talented underserved youth in business and industry and prepares them for corporate and community leadership.
nemnet.com is a national resource organization committed to assisting schools and organizations in the identification and recruitment of minority students and professionals.
Saludos.com is a Hispanic employment service promoting diversity in the workplace.
Workforcediversitynetwork.com is a network of professionals and organizations dedicated to being a catalyst to enhance professional development, understanding, promotion and management of diversity and inclusion as an essential part of business success.
National Urban League offers a large searchable job database that highlights organization interested in diversifying their talent pool.
National Association of Asian American Professionals helps Asian American professionals connect with one another and with resources that will help them take the next steps in their careers.
The Society of Hispanic HR Professionals hosts monthly networking meetings, along with regular career fairs and seminars.
State University of New York Western Consortium’s Directory of Internships and Fellowships for Native Americans is a resource provided on behalf of members of the Six Nations (Seneca, Cayuga, Tuscarora, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk).
100+ Great Jobs for People with Disabilities - This guide will show you: 100+ great jobs for people with disabilities, organized by disability, government jobs for differently-abled individuals, how to get a job with a disability, and disability job sites to make your search fast and successful.
AbilityJOBS Hosts a job board featuring employers specifically seeking to hire people with disabilities. They also host an online video career fair where candidates can meet face-to-face with recruiters for corporations, governments, and non-profits.
Advancing Science, Serving Society identifies and recruits students with apparent and nonapparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science and some fields of business for outstanding internship and co-op opportunities.
Americans with Disabilities Act offers a guide for individuals with disabilities seeking employment.
American Association of People with Disabilities: Workplace & Employment is committed to improving employment outcomes for the many people with disabilities who are not working but are ready, willing and able to work.
Auticon is an international IT service provider that exclusively employs people on the autism spectrum as technology consultants.
Bender Consulting Services Inc. has a mission to recruit and hire people with disabilities for competitive career opportunities in the public and private sectors. Smith College is a partner school.
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities works to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis.
Career Guide for Students with Disabilities, by Maryville University - Career counselors, work-based learning opportunities, internships, job search workshops, and resources for understanding their individual rights can empower students with disabilities to set off on a start to fulfilling, successful careers.
Disability.gov is a website designed to connect the disability community to information and opportunities.
Employment Accommodations Explained - Short video by the National Disability Rights Network.
Getting Hired bridges the gap between job seekers with disabilities and employers looking to hire. Create a “job account” and search job postings and their resources.
Job Accommodation Network offers the Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system, which is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings.
Lime Connect is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 2006 to represent an out-of-the-box business approach in the disability talent space.
Mentra’s software analyzes 76+ data points to match neurodivergent job seekers with opportunities that optimize career success without relying on traditional measures of job fit.
Microsoft – Neurodiversity Program: Microsoft has made a commitment to hiring qualified candidates for full-time, permanent positions in engineering, data science, and data analysis.
National Business & Disability Council is a resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.
Neurodiversity Career Connector: NDCC marketplace enables candidates to discover job openings and connect with a breadth of employers and position types in place of the current AAW Job Marketplace title, link and text.
Neurodiversity in Business features a resource hub highlighting a selection of expert resources from across the neurodiverse community.
Organization for Autism Research - OAR’s employment initiative aims to connect individuals with autism with meaningful employment opportunities and provide them with the supports necessary to succeed long-term.
Platinum Bay is a software company committed to developing high-quality, competitively-priced, custom business software solutions and providing world-class technology leadership for our customers while providing safe and rewarding careers for autistic employees through our supportive workplace.
Resources and Support for College Students with Disabilities, STEPS (student training and education in public service) helps compassionate and driven professionals and students to further their education and training, develop career skills, and find a calling in making a difference. This guide identifies key resources to support you as a student with a disability and offers valuable suggestions on where to find additional assistance both on campus and in your community.
Resume Lab - A resource on how to thrive in a career as a person with a disability and view dozens of placement programmes and networks as well as the rights of disabled job seekers.
The Sierra Group Recruit Disability.org provides information, guidance, and resources on every aspect of the job search process: salary research, resume suggestions, search job postings, and articles on the latest news.
Smith College dis/Ability Alliance is a group of disabled, disability-identified, and otherwise disability-adjacent Smith College students.
SourceAbled: This program is designed to provide uniquely-abled job seekers with rewarding and meaningful careers. It provides job coaching and job-readiness training while qualifying candidates for jobs matching their unique skills and abilities.
Specialisterne works to enable jobs for high-functioning people with autism, and similar challenges, through social entrepreneurship, innovative employment models, and a national change in mindset.
Spectrum Careers: A resource connecting job seekers on the autism spectrum with inclusive employers. Job seekers can log in to view over 15,000 job postings, and get instructions on how to show off their skills using a video or a traditional resume.
Ticket to Work has information on the Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-170) and the Ticket to Work Program.
Ultranauts: A technology company that provides high-quality, highly responsive software testing services through exceptional teams that include individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles.
Work Without Limits offers a network of engaged employers and collaborative partners that aim to increase employment among individuals with disabilities. See also Jobs Ability, their job board for job seekers with disabilities.
Inclusive recruitment focuses on preparing and placing underrepresented students in internships or jobs in a wide variety of fields.
Opportunities listed in Handshake
INROADS - A national nonprofit looking to develop and place talented underserved minorities in business and industry. INROADS works with top companies to help secure a paid multiyear internship in order to help prepare interns for corporate and community leadership.
InternX - For rising sophomores with at least a 2.8 GPA from ethnically underrepresented groups. InternX merges diversity, inclusion, and efficiency to the internship matching process—for opportunities in everything from STEM to Business, Finance, and Marketing. Free membership. Provided by the Fund II Foundation.
SEO - Superior educational and career programs for young people from underserved communities to maximize their opportunities for college and career success. Student interns can be placed within companies in the corporate, banking, corporate law or the nonprofit sector. SEO provides mentorship and training for students throughout their internship experiences and works to ensure that students can get job offers from the companies and organizations they intern with over the summer.
MLT - Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is the premier career development institution that equips high potential African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans with the skills, coaching and door-opening relationships that unlock their potential. MLT is working to develop the next generation of minority leaders for the corporate, nonprofit and entrepreneurial sectors.
CBCF Congressional Internship Program - This intensive nine-week summer program offers the opportunity for college students from across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy-making process. Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development events and participate in leadership development projects.
The LGBTQ Alumnae Alliance of Smith College connects alumni and students to provide personal and professional support as well as to engage in dialogue relating to sexual orientation and gender identity and other relevant civic and social issues (also found on Facebook).
Common Ground is an education/consulting firm focused on workforce diversity in the areas of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender role.
Echelon Magazine offers business news and information targeted to the GLBT community. They also have an employment board.
Human Rights Campaign – Issues: Workplace covers nondiscrimination policies, benefits and other practices that include LGBT workers and are essential for U.S. businesses as they compete for talent and customers. Also see HRC's LGBTQ Employee Resources
LGBT Connect – Job board for connecting employers with the LGBT community.
National Center for Lesbian Rights: Employment. In 33 states, it is legal to fire someone based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation, and in 37 states there are no state laws that protect those who are fired based on their gender identity. Through NCLR’s case work, public advocacy and public education, this organization is committed to ending discrimination in employment for all LGBT individuals.
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the LGBT business community.
Out & Equal™ Workplace Advocates is a national organization devoted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.
Out for Work is a national nonprofit dedicated to educating, preparing and empowering LGBT students and their allies for the transition from academia to the workplace.
Out Professionals is a GLBT networking site.
Pride at Work's purpose is to mobilize support between the organized labor movement and the GLBT community around issues related to social and economic justice.
The Resource Center for Sexuality & Gender (RCSG) seeks to contribute to an understanding of the diverse meanings and expressions of sexuality and gender, and the intersection of sexuality, gender, class and race (as well as other social identities).
We understand that students may be thinking about health care in relation to their career planning. Per student requests, we are sharing the following career-related resources related to reproductive health policy:
- To learn more about insurance regulations, the Guttmacher Institute has outlined state laws and policies.
- Information on the correlation between access to reproductive health care and labor market opportunities can be found at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
- To learn more about legal factors and court decisions for individual states, the Center for Reproductive Rights has created an interactive mapping tool of abortion laws by state.
Career advisers are available year-round for personalized appointments to help students explore career paths or discuss their job search.
Additional resources around campus:
The Schacht Center for Health and Wellness
AccessLex Institute Law School Scholarship Databank features over 800 curated scholarship opportunities totaling over 3 million dollars in aid. You can filter your search by location, award amount, interest area and application requirements.
Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC): Life After College Guide sheds light on the post-grad possibilities that do exist for undocumented students. This comprehensive guide includes everything from student testimonials and survival tips to graduate and professional school advice.
Immigrants Rising provides resources and support to help undocumented people advance their education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.
Internships and Fellowships for DACA and Undocumented Students - this guide explores resources for funding, mentorship, and experiential learning that DACA and undocumented students can take advantage of to enhance their college experience and launch their careers.
My Undocumented Life Blog: Applying to Grad School and Internships provides up-to-date resources to undocumented students, such as scholarship opportunities, strategies for navigating the higher education system, information on how to apply for DACA or advanced parole, and much more.
National Immigration Law Center (NILC): DACA and Workplace Rights answers questions that DACA recipients may ask in regard to their workplace rights, disclosing immigration status with supervisors or potential employers, and guidance on how to fill out certain hiring documents.
Paying for Law School - this PDF guide by AccessLex Institute provides guidance and resources to help you finance your legal education and find the right school for you. This guide is also available in Spanish.
Pre-Health Dreamers promotes healthcare and education access for immigrant communities at the graduate and professional levels through educational and financial resources and guidance.
Resources for Undocumented Students, Scholarships, Grants & Internship - The Latino/a Studies Program at Cornell University has compiled a comprehensive but non-exhaustive list of scholarships, internships, and research opportunities available to undocumented and DACAmented students.
United We Dream: Dream Educational Empowerment Program (DEEP) empowers immigrant students and promotes educational justice by providing curriculum resources, institutional toolkits, conferences and webinar opportunities, as well as general career resources for undocumented students.
UPenn Resources for Undocumented Students - Includes employers interested in hiring DACA students
CareerWomen helps women achieve success in their careers and lives by providing job seekers easy, targeted access to top employers and recruiters who are actively looking to recruit and hire women.
- Women, Law & Legal Advocacy
- Women in Health Policy
- Women in Public Policy
- Women in STEM Policy
- Women & Congress
- Women in Global Policy
QuintCareers.com is a career and job resource for women job seekers.
Women@Work Network is targeted to current and returning professional women who are seeking work-life balance and flexibility. This site connects and serves women who are interested in both part-time and full-time work and the employers who need their skills and expertise.