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Diversity 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 advisor to discuss your individualized search.

Resources on this page:

DiversityInc.com - The 2013 Diversity Inc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc. (EOP) has led the way from affirmative action to diversity recruitment by publishing career-guidance and recruitment magazines for women, members of minority groups, and people with disabilities.

Diversity Recruitment Programs

Diversity programs focus on preparing and placing underrepresented students in internships or jobs in a wide variety of fields.

INROADS - A national non-profit looking to develop and place talented underserved minorities in business and industry. INROADS works with top companies to help secure a paid multi-year internship in order to help prepare interns for corporate and community leadership.

SEO - Superior educational and career programs to 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 non-profit 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 key ingredients - skills, coaching and door-opening relationships - that unlock their potential. By cracking the code on career potential, MLT is developing the next generation of minority leaders, for the corporate, non-profit 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.


LGBTQ Resources

The LGBTQ Alumnae Alliance of Smith College serves to connect alumnae and 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 – An education/consulting firm focused on workforce diversity in the areas of:  sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender role.

Echelon Magazine - The Gay and Lesbian Business News Magazine offers business news and information targeted to the GLBT community. They also have an employment board.

Human Rights Campaign - Issues: Workplace - Non-discrimination policies, benefits and other practices that include LGBT workers are essential for U.S. businesses as they compete for talent and customers.

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, we are committed to ending discrimination in employment for all LGBT individuals. 

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce – NGLCC is specifically dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the LGBT business community.

Out & Equal™ Workplace Advocates is the pre-eminent national organization devoted to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the workplace.

Out for Work - National nonprofit dedicated to educating, preparing, and empowering LGBT students and their Allies for the transition from academia to the workplace.

Out Professionals - GLBT networking site.

Pride at Work - The purpose is to mobilize support between the organized labor movement and the GLBT Community around organizing for social and economic justice.

The Resource Center for Sexuality & Gender (RCSG) seeks to contribute to 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).

Transgender Law and Policy Institute – A non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy for transgender people in our society. Check out the Employer and Union Policies page.



CareerWomen - Helping women achieve success in their careers and lives.  Provides job seekers easy, targeted access to top employers and recruiters who are actively looking to recruit and hire women.

QuintCareers.com - Career and Job Resources for Women Job-Seekers. 

Women@Work Network - A network of 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 top-notch skills and expertise. This is for women at every stage of the workforce reentry process. 

Persons of Color

INROADS, Inc. - The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

nemnet.com - A national resource organization committed to assisting schools and organizations in the identification and recruitment of minority students and professionals.

Saludos.com - Hispanic employment service promoting diversity in the workplace.

Workforcediversitynetwork.com- Network of professionals & organizations.  We are dedicated to being a catalyst to enhance professional development, understanding, promotion and management of diversity and inclusion as an essential part of business success.

International Students

InternationalStudent.com - International Student Job Search Information about Working in the USA and more great International Student Resources.


Persons with Disabilities

Advancing Science, Serving Society - Entry Point identifies and recruits students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities studying in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business for outstanding internship and co-op opportunities.

Americans with Disabilities Act - A guide for individuals with disabilities seeking employment.

American Association of People with Disabilities: Workplace & Employment - AAPD is committed to improving employment outcomes for the many people with disabilities who are not working but are ready, willing and able to work.

Bender Consulting Services Inc. - Bender's mission is 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 - COSD's mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis.

Disability.gov - A website connecting the disability community to information and opportunities.

Employment Resources for the Disabled - Here you will find resources for those with disabilities seeking employment.

Fight the Label - A webinar for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Job Accommodation Network - JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) system is designed to let users explore various accommodation options for people with disabilities in work and educational settings.

Lime Connect - A not for profit corporation founded in 2006 to represent a fresh, out-of-the box business approach in the disability talent space.

National Business & Disability Council
 - The National Business & Disability Council is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace and companies seeking to reach them in the consumer marketplace.

Smith College dis/Ability Alliance
 - A group of disabled, disability-identified, and otherwise disability adjacent Smith College students.

Ticket to Work - This section of The Work Site contains information on the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-170), and the Ticket to Work Program.

Work Without Limits -  A network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities.
See also Jobs Without Limits, their job board for job seekers with disabilities.