Our lobby is open 9:00-5:00. We also offer virtual appointments.

Our lobby will be closed all day July 24 and August 1-2.

Here at the UW Career and Internship Center, we work hard to support students of all identities, including our vibrant UW LGBTQQ2IA+ community!  

While there are many laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender or sexuality, you may have questions when navigating the job search, such as:

  • What avenues of support and recourse can I access if I experience discrimination?
  • Will my job provide benefits that cover my gender affirming care?
  • Will my job provide benefits that cover my family?
  • Will I be supported as a Transgender, Non Binary, or Gender Nonconforming person within this company?
  • What types of support (affinity groups, for example) will I be able to access from my employer?
  • Will I be able to speak outwardly about my partner/s and family at my workplace?
  • How will I navigate possible repercussions?

The Career & Internship Center is a place where you can navigate these questions, bring your full self, and find resources to utilize when entering the workforce.

A Look At Our 2024 Pride Summit

Here at PowerToFly, we believe in celebrating Pride all year long but that doesn’t stop us from going all out each June with our annual Pride: Championing LGBTQIA+ Leaders & Allies summit!

We were thrilled that over 11,000 people registered …

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How Invesco’s Veronica Castillo Lifts Up Latinx Professionals at Work and in Her Community

Veronica Castillo is quick to point out that growing up, she was not fed by a silver spoon.

“My parents are of Mexican descent,” she explains. “My mom raised me as a single mom and migrant farm worker. We had …

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Starting a New Job While Non-Binary? Set Yourself Up for Success

You’ve made it through the interview process, accepted your job offer, and now you’re off to begin your new job. When you start in your new position and meet your co-workers, you want to make the best first impression possible. …

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How to Evaluate Company Culture for LGBTQ+ Friendliness Before Applying

Company culture is important. So if you’re looking for a new job that supports the LGBTQ+ community, there are a few things to keep in mind during your job search. 

How a company operates doesn’t just directly impact its bottom …

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Trans and Non-Binary Career Advancement: How to Overcome Challenges at Work

Transgender and non-binary individuals face many unique challenges—both in their personal lives and at work. As they try to advance their careers, they are often confronted by obstacles that are rooted in long-established social norms and societal expectations. Fortunately, there …

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Featured Resources

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StartOut Founders Program

Are you an LGBTQ+ person interested in starting or accelerating your own business? StartOut runs programs that connect LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs …

The Miseducation of the Underrepresented Job Seeker

Jennifer Tardy’s free guide, downloadable below contains information to empower historically underrepresented job seekers on:

Tips & Insights to transform …

Career Advice Guide For Underrepresented Populations

This guide includes tips, time-saver exercises, and expert advice on how to be a top-notch candidate as a Black, Latinx, …

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