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Diversity Statement


The Career Center embraces the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence一道本不卡免费高清 and is dedicated to ensuring all students’ experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are respected, recognized, and integrated into career planning and development. Included in our charge, we strive to prepare diverse and historically underserved and underrepresented populations for career success. This work is essential for educating global citizens, developing knowledge, and advancing and enhancing our world.

RESOURCES BY POPULATION:

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RESOURCES FOR FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS  

 

The Career Center offers individual counseling, job and internship resources, networking events, and professional development opportunities to help first generation students succeed.

一道本不卡免费高清In addition to the general resources offered through the Career Center, below is a list of resources to help direct first generation students along their career path.  

A FEW TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED:

ONLINE RESOURCES & ARTICLES  

  • - Hear stories and share your own, find answers to your questions about college, and receive guidance on the road through college.
  • - Advice about college from first generation students with videos.

REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATION (RSO)

We’re First - Dedicated to building a student-led support network for first generation college students

 

CAMPUS RESOURCES:

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RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The Career Center offers individual counseling, job and internship resources, networking events, and professional development opportunities to help international students succeed.

Below is a list of resources to help direct international students along their career path.   

  • : This site offers work-permit and visa information.
  • - Check out the blog and resource library to connect with other international students and professionals. Receive advice on navigating both the job search and American culture.

 

allows students to search for specific companies and/or obtain a list of companies who have historically sponsored H1B Visas throughout the US.

Employers place teamwork at the top of the list of overall candidate skills/qualities rated as important. Verbal communication skills...tied with the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work.

Important to note, however, is that even the lowest-rated skill/quality (ability to sell or influence others), is still rated between somewhat important and very important.

 

Employers Rate the Importance of Candidate Skills & Qualities
Source: National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE)
  • Introduce employers to foreign companies and schools by providing a frame of reference. For example:
    • A $10 million marketing firm
    • MIT of Turkey
    • One of the top five universities in China
    • Nigerian version of McDonalds
  • Emphasize strong English skills on the resume.

一道本不卡免费高清For example: "Translated written and spoken English on a daily basis for two years."

  • Ensure that writing skills are up to American standards by taking courses that include writing.
  • Check for grammatical and spelling errors, as well as, awkward use of language.
  • Have your resume reviewed at the Career Services Center.
  • You can view various resume samples by going to the resume & cover letters resource
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RESOURCES FOR LGBTQ+ STUDENTS

 

The Career Center offers individual counseling, job and internship resources, networking events, and professional development opportunities to help LGBTQ+ students succeed.

一道本不卡免费高清Below is a list of resources to help direct LGBTQ+ students along their career path. These resources offer a starting point in learning about issues managed by LGBTQ+ students and professionals in the workplace and those looking to begin an internship or job search.

一道本不卡免费高清There are no right answers or wrong questions, each student’s job, internship, or graduate school search is unique. The career development process is individual and unique. Our career counselors are here to support you!


  • - spotlights diversity related news employers, workplace issues, and professional development opportunities.
  • - Digital magazine serving the LGBT business community.
  • - Learn how corporate America is working toward adopting inclusive policies and practices.
  • - Find businesses that are ranked as the “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.”
  •  – Professional networking site for individuals that identify as gay and lesbian. They have a job board and business directory.
  • - One-stop resource for all LGBTQ career related topics.  
  •  - Job searching site that is known to be LGBT friendly.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  •   A program that helps employed transgender people transition and educates individuals about their transexual coworkers.
  • : Social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
  • : Offers tools and resources focused on LGBT inclusion in the workplace. Membership is free for LGBT job seekers.

 

STUDENT CONFERENCE:  

:  A conference for students interested in the tech, engineering, and business fields. Scholarships available. Weekend-long summits for LGBTQ professionals to educate students about job opportunities in highly competitive industries — and inspire them to pursue challenging, ambitious careers.

LGBTQ+ Email: lgbt-allies@atelierlouisxiv.com
Address: Perkins Student Center, Room 015U (ground floor) | Phone: 302-831-6098

  • Center for Counseling and Student Development - Provides professional short-term personal and career counseling for UD students. Individual and group counseling available. Service is free and confidential.
    Address: Perkins Student Center, Room 261 | Phone: 302-831-2141

REGISTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (RSO):

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RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The Career Center offers individual counseling, job and internship resources, networking events, and professional development opportunities to help students with disabilities succeed.

一道本不卡免费高清Below is a list of resources to help direct students with disabilities along their career path.  

  • - Offers outstanding internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.
  • (AAPD) - Offers a for students and recent graduates.
  • - Paid internship opportunities for recent graduates or current students who are on the autistic spectrum.
  •   - Office of VSA and Accessibility serves youth with disabilities interested in pursing careers in the arts, art administration, and arts education.
  • - A comprehensive resource for disability employment best practices.
  • - Internships for people with disabilities at the world’s largest museum system via the Accessibility Program (AP).
  • - A summer program in Washington, DC for students with disabilities who are interested in the international development field.
  • - A leading website dedicated to employment of people with disabilities; offers job postings as well as a resume bank for candidates.
  • - A job opportunity website for persons with disabilities and inclusive employers.
  • - Career opportunities in the public and private sectors. 
  • - An employment information resource developed by the American Foundation for the Blind for job seekers who are blind or visually impaired.
  •   - This site contains job postings, a list of companies who are actively recruiting, and a resume database.
  • - A unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges/universities and over 500 major national employers. 
  • - A job board that contains thousands of active job postings from all over the U.S. 
  • - This website provides helpful information and resources for those targeting disability employment with Federal agencies.
  • - A job search tool featuring employers committed to hiring individuals and veterans with disabilities.
  • - Lists jobs at colleges and universities across the country (alliance to increase hiring of people with disabilities).
  •   - A job search website for people with disabilities.
  • - Job search information, resources, and opportunities for students/alumni with disabilities.
  • - Federal job opportunities and unique hiring paths for individuals with disabilities
  • - Programs and services that educate, employ and empower individuals with disabilities.
  • - Connecting federal and private sector employers with highly motivated individuals with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace.
  • - Job search and news for all aspects of diversity.
  • - The Americans with Disabilities Act homepage.
  • - Resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing.
  • - A guide published by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Social Security Administration and Department of Justice to inform people with disabilities of their rights under ADA.
  • (JAN) - Guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
  •   - Information and resources for job seekers with disabilities from the U.S. Department of Labor/ODEP

WHAT IS DISCLOSURE?

Disclosure is the process of informing a potential employer that you have a disability.  

 

DO I HAVE TO TELL POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS ABOUT MY DISABILITY?

一道本不卡免费高清You are not required to tell potential employers about your disability, and they cannot ask you about your condition. Disclosure is a personal choice dependent upon type of disability, how the disability will affect your work and your personal feelings. Explaining your disability and how it will affect your work is recommended, as most potential employers feel positively towards those applicants whom they feel have been completely honest. Disclosing your disability also protects you under the Americans with Disabilities Act. These protections include all aspects of employment such as the application process, hiring, wages, benefits, workstations and/or equipment.

 

WHEN SHOULD I DISCLOSE MY DISABILITY?

一道本不卡免费高清There are several appropriate times to disclose your disability to a potential employer. You should decide when you would feel the most comfortable making this disclosure.

  • Resume - If you have had work experience (paid or volunteer) that is related to your disability, be sure to include it on your resume.
  • Cover Letter - Disclosing in a cover letter is appropriate. If you choose to disclose in your cover letter, you may want to staple the letter to the back of your resume so that the employer reads about your abilities before learning the specifics about your disability. Be aware that disclosing in a cover letter may lessen your chances of being granted an interview in some cases.
  • Interview Confirmation - Many people choose to disclose at this point. It would be very difficult for the employer to back out of the interview at this late time. Employers tend to react more favorably to this type of disclosure. When you call to confirm your interview, be sure to talk directly to the person who will be interviewing you.
  • Job Commencement – Despite ADA protections, some people are still hesitant to disclose their disability until they have been hired. If you choose to wait until you’ve accepted the position, make sure to follow the best practices below. 

 

PRESENT YOUR DISABILITY BY INDICATING THE STRENGTHS OF YOUR CANDIDACY. DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING:

  • Disclose your disability - you do not need to go into extensive detail.
  • Describe your skills, strengths and experiences, addressing how you can/will do the job.
  • Discuss how your disability may impact you in the workplace and provide your employer with some options or suggestions for workplace adjustment.
  • Show that you are aware of attitudinal barriers that you may encounter in an office, and be prepared to discuss how you make others feel more comfortable around you.
  • The most important aspect of disclosing your disability is presenting yourself as a problem-solver.  Above all, you can compete on equal terms with people who do not have disabilities.

一道本不卡免费高清Example: "I want to be honest with you. I use a wheelchair because my legs are paralyzed as a result of an accident.  However, I assure you that my disability will not affect my ability to work or my attendance record. Please feel free to address any questions or concerns about how my disability might affect my work performance."


ONCE I’M HIRED, SHOULD I DISCLOSE MY DISABILTY?

Similar to a potential employer, you are not required to disclose your disability to your employer, and they cannot ask you about your condition. However, it is your responsibility to disclose your disability if you need any work-related reasonable accommodations. Keep in mind, disclosing your disability is on a need-to-know basis and should be addressed with the person who has the ability to facilitate your request for accommodations. This may be someone in Human Resources or your immediate supervisor. Also, it may not be required, but it is recommended to have your request in writing and to keep a copy for yourself.

 

OTHER DISCLOSURE RESOURCES:

  •   - Resources provided by the ADA Mid-Atlantic Center.
  • -  Helpful information from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).
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RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS OF COLOR

 

Career Services offers individual counseling, job and internship resources, networking events, and professional development opportunities to help students of color succeed.

一道本不卡免费高清In addition to the general resources offered through the Career Services Center, below is a list of resources to help direct students of color along their career path.  

  • - Provides job opportunities with Asian-friendly employers and career resources for Asian Americans.
  • - Offers career advice to explore opportunities and successfully advance. 
  • - Provides a supportive network, career tools, and resources.
  • - Provides jobs and information on organizations committed to recruiting diverse talent.
  • - Offers articles for job seekers with questions about the job search.
  • - A job search database and provides links to articles related to diversity in the workplace.
  • - Maintains a resume database of Latino professionals in a wide range of disciplines.
  • - Provides career and self-development articles and offers an employment database for diverse populations.
  • - An organization focused on developing and placing talented underserved youth in business and industry.
  • - Offers employment resources and job directory of Native American employers and career possibilities.
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RESOURCES FOR VETERANS  

The Career Center offers individual counseling, job and internship resources, networking events, and professional development opportunities to help Veterans succeed.


Below is a list of resources to help direct veterans along their career path.  

  • - Free long-term career development services for veterans.
  • - Helps veterans find careers and supports training and placement organizations.
  • - Connecting Marines with Opportunities.
  • - Deals with topics such as career transition, VA loans, financial planning, GI Bill and education services, travel, relocation, military news, community and more.
  • - Represents the interests of military officers in their careers.
  • - Veterans services and resources.
  • - Job opportunities and information about transitioning into civilian life.
  • - Resources and support for student veterans.
  • - Seeks to provide veterans with professional attire that will help them to compete in the workforce.
  • - Training related to entrepreneurship for post-9/11 veterans with disabilities.
  • - Lists resources for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.
  • - Federal program.
  • - Franchise opportunities with special discounts for veterans.
  • - Network designed to help veterans with severe disabilities find work in the non-profit sector.
  • - Job search database for people who hold active federal security clearances.
  • - Connects veterans with military friendly employers.
  • - Job search resources for veterans.
  • - Resources for veterans interested in the construction field.
  • - Transition assistance and job search assistance to those who have served.
  • - Fellowships to empower wounded and disabled veterans to serve in their communities.
  • - Military-to-civilian recruiting firm.
  • - Vocational rehabilitation and employment services for veterans.
  • - The federal government’s employment database for all agencies.
  • - Serves transitioning military members to the civilian work force.


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RESOURCES FOR WOMEN

The Career Center offers individual counseling, job and internship resources, networking events, and professional development opportunities to help women succeed.


In addition to the general resources offered through the Career Center, below is a list of resources to help direct women along their career path.  

  •  - Events, scholarships, conferences, internships and job opportunities for young women.

  • - Articles and resources discussing the challenges women face in the workplace and beyond.

  • - Provides resources and job boards for women.
  •  - Jobs that progress the status of women or encompass their passion for social justice.
  • - Early career opportunities for young women in STEM.
  •  - Job opportunities, advice, and information about career paths.
  •  - Includes a job board and articles about women’s professional issues.
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Contact us:

E-mail: udcareers@atelierlouisxiv.com
Phone: (302) 831-2392
401 Academy Street • Newark, DE 19716

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