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

Our lobby will be closed all day Wednesday, April 10.

LGBTQ+ Students

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.

Fostering LGBTQIA+ belonging in the workplace

The technology industry is undergoing a significant shift toward LGBTQIA+ equality to create belonging in the workplace, yet there’s still work to be done.

For Tonya Allen, a senior staff program manager at tech company ServiceNow, raising a transgender son …

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2023 Mercer Consulting Seattle Diversity Summit — no experience needed!

The 2023 Mercer Seattle Diversity Summit is a one-day, in-person event that will give students from underrepresented groups the opportunity to learn more about Mercer‘s work, potential career opportunities, and to network with team members at the firm.  

This …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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PrIMES Mentorship for Freshman and Sophomore pre-med students *Application due September 30th*

PrIMES mission is to increase diversity in medical school education.The PrIMES Mentorship is a national program for underrepresented premed students supported by Weill Cornell Medicine. 

PrIMES Mentees select college freshmen and sophomores from underrepresented backgrounds who aspire to become …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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How to Build Wealth as First Generation Immigrants | Queer Money Ep. 374

https://chrt.fm/track/8929ED/podcasts.captivate.fm/media/042caef9-e983-40c9-894d-8a6f6f2e1991/queer-money-how-to-build-wealth-as-first-generation-immigrants.mp3
So much of personal finance success is based on our money stories.
And our money stories are written by our background, our race, our gender or sexual orientation—all the things that have nothing to do with math and everything to do with who we are.
So, what if you’re a first-generation immigrant who grew …

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How to Pick Your Best Career [and Life] – Queer Money Ep. 177

https://chrt.fm/track/8929ED/podcasts.captivate.fm/media/e27dd3b3-3d75-46ba-95e5-34fc6b46bea0/queer-money-how-to-pick-a-career.mp3
What should I do with my life? A lot of us in the LGBTQ community seem to settle for jobs that are in the realm of easy possibility rather than finding and fulfilling our true purpose. But how do you know what you’re called to do? How do you pick a career that’s perfect …

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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 …

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