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. 

The Gender Pay Gap and What You Can Do About It

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Women are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men.

Women have made great strides toward equality with men in both their personal and their professional lives. There is, however, a glaring lack of action and change …

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Job Searching While LGBTQ: How to Find a Truly Inclusive Place to Work

Kaiba Lithicum sits across from me, smiling as he talks, clearly at ease in his workplace. But that hasn’t always been the case. He’s often struggled with how he’s been treated at work as a trans person of color. “Being …

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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How Can I Match My Degree to My Career Path and Career Goals?

Tana from Texas A&M University College Station asks:

“I am studying university studies in the College of Architecture and I need to pick two minors to study as well for my bachelor’s degree. I have no idea what I should …

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What I’ve Learned About Coming Out as Bisexual at Work—After Doing it at 11 Jobs

“I’m glad that you write about being bisexual,” a colleague said to me over beers one recent evening. She shared that she hasn’t been out to anyone at work in years and how that decision had been unintentional, but also …

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Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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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
Fall International Student Career Success Series: Sept. 14-17, 2021

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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