Affinity Communities

Affinity groups are based on a shared identity or common goal to enhance community and networking among members of underserved student populations.  

Our intention with these pages is to:

  • Foster community and inclusion through mentors, allies, and peers

  • Advocate for programs and events to meet the needs of underserved student populations, such as: student-centered career consulting and events, our JCPenney Suite-Up event, Runway to Career Success Fashion Show, funds to support internships, Diversity Roundtables, Multicultural Career Fair Flip, and the B-Money Smart financial wellness programming

  • Increase awareness of marginalized group’s perspectives and concerns

*We recognize the intersectionality of individual identities and recommend that you join any affinity group that you identify with to connect to networks and explore helpful resources. 

DHS ADDS 22 FIELDS OF STUDY TO ITS STEM DESIGNATED DEGREE PROGRAM LIST

Over 20 new STEM degrees are being added by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to the STEM Designated Degree Program List. Some of these include geography, data science, and environmental science. This is great news for international students in …

By Rebecca Zajac
Rebecca Zajac Career Engagement Graduate Assistant
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20+ Ways to Gain Experience If You’re Interested in Service

As a Career Consultant at the Fleishman Center, I meet so many students who say “I just want to help, but I’m not sure how.” The good news is, there are innumerable career paths that can fulfill this desire. To …

By Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi
Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi Career Consultant
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What Is a Credit Score and Why Does It Matter?

Credit scores are one of the most irritating but simultaneously important parts of the US financial system. This is a confusing concept for citizens and doubly so for international students. This post from a fellow international student will take you …

By Rebecca Zajac
Rebecca Zajac Career Engagement Graduate Assistant
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5 Upcoming Interstride Webinars

Interstride not only provides a platform to discover network contacts, job postings, and tips and tricks for living in another country, they also showcase webinars on a variety of topics. Participate in upcoming webinars on visa and immigration strategies, job …

By Rebecca Zajac
Rebecca Zajac Career Engagement Graduate Assistant
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Featured Resources

Big Interview

Online interview practice platform that allows you to respond to interview questions through video.
Simply respond to interview questions through …

International Student Career Success Week
Spring International Student Career Success Series: Feb. 14-18, 2022

Every semester the Fleishman Center works with ISSS, Watson Career …

You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree. Now it’s time to focus on …

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