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. 

10 Tips for International Students Entering the U.S. Workforce

This article is from ‘The International Advantage’ website. Check it out here to view the original article and for other resources on getting noticed and hired!

With graduation fast approaching at universities across the country, many international students will be …

By Erin Wise
Erin Wise
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Starting a New Job While Non-Binary | Set Yourself Up for Success

Click here to view the original article on Idealist.org

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 new …

By Erin Wise
Erin Wise
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Transgender Awareness Month: Coming Out as Transgender in the Workplace HRC Resource

“Some transgender people who wish to disclose this truth about themselves to others have reached a breaking point in their lives where it’s too difficult to hide who they are any longer. Transgender people often feel compelled to share who …

By Erin Wise
Erin Wise
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Navigating College as a First-Generation Student

What does it mean to be first generation?

We could use the Wikipedia definition, which defines first generation as being “an immigrant born abroad, or the child of an immigrant, born in the target country.”

We could use the Academic/Collegiate …

By Jenny Li
Jenny Li Senior Peer Consultant
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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

September 5–8 | Programs at noon daily

Join the Fleishman Career Center, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS), Watson Career and …

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

LGBTQ Career Development Guide

Develop your career as an LGBTQ community member and learn how to market yourself to potential employers.

Rise First College Success Roadmap

Rise First’s College Success Roadmap is aimed to enable first-generation student success. With this roadmap, Rise First hopes to provide …

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