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. 

You Don’t Need to Meet Every Qualification to Apply for a Job

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Disclosing a Disability at Work

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Advice for Transfer Students: 5 Ways to Adapt to a New College

Depending on your outlook, transferring to a new college can be an exciting opportunity or an intimidating experience. From learning the campus to making new friends, transferring can be a challenge, but, we have some secrets that will make it …

By Sophia Givre ’11, MA ’13, PhD ’17
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7 Tips For First-Generation College Students Navigating the Job Search

Advice from a first-generation graduate who made it through the process.

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Featured Resources

Big Interview

Online interview practice platform that allows you to respond to interview questions through video.
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International Student Career Success Week

September 5–8 | Programs at noon daily

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LGBTQ Career Development Guide

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

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Get In Touch

Phone
607-777-2400
Address

University Union 133

Office Hours

Monday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Learn more about career consulting appointments here!