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LGBTQ+ Students

Here at the University of Washington Career and Internship Center, we work hard to support students from all backgrounds including those that come to the University of Washington that have lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, polyamorous, pansexual, intersex, aromantic, asexual, 2 Spirit (or other native and indigenous informed identity), and or many identity intersections that you may come to us with. 

While there are many laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender or sexuality, there are still many questions and concerns that the UW community may have when navigating the job search, such “will I be supported as a transgender or non binary person within this company?” “what types of support (affinity groups, for example) will I need from my employer?” or “will I be able to speak outwardly about my partner/s and family at my workplace?” 

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

How Diverse Students, Grads Can Use Employee Resource Groups To Network Their Way Into A Job

Employee Resource Groups, also known as affinity groups or diversity groups, are voluntary, employee-led organizations within a company that focus on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. These groups are typically formed around shared characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, gender, …

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Gain Leadership Experience for Your Resume: Apply for the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW.  Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW. 

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Huskies@Work: Sign Up by Oct. 22!

Whether you’re looking for inside info on a field you’re curious about or want to talk to someone about their profession, the UW Alumni Association can help you get connected to alumni who can help.

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Alondra Rodriguez (She/Her) Program Coordinator
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The Limits of Labels and the Importance of Safe Spaces at Work

Bekah Nye isn’t particular about pronouns.

“I honestly don’t care if anyone calls me sir, he, they, she. I don’t care what someone calls me at this point; I don’t feel like I need to label myself for anybody else,” …

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5 job search tips for LGBTQ+ college and university students

We asked five professionals, including CEOs and a Co-Founder, for their best advice for LGBTQ+ college and university students embarking on their early career journey. From connecting with LGBTQ+ professional organizations to utilizing LGBTQ+ job boards and resources, these leaders …

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