DACA

This community is meant to provide information and resources to help you navigate your career development as a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) student. We are here to support you and answer your questions throughout your job or internship search.  Feel free to browse the Fleishman Center resources to educate yourself about your rights.

Resources for Students

General
Immigrants Rising
Immigrants Rising provides resources and support for undocumented young people to help them get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.

United We Dream
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. This organization creates welcoming spaces for young people – regardless of immigration status – to support, engage, and empower them to make their voice heard.

Informed Immigrant
Informed Immigrant is a digital hub and offline network offering the most up-to-date and accessible information and guidance for the undocumented immigrant community.

Scholarships & Education
Scholarships.com: Undocumented/TPS/DACA Scholarships
Find and apply to scholarships for undocumented students.

National Immigration Law Center Tooklit: Access to Post-Secondary Education
Resources related to financial aid and scholarships for students regardless of immigration status

My Undocumented Life
My Undocumented Life provides information and resources to undocumented students, their families, and allies. The resource contains scholarship opportunities open to undocumented students, strategies for navigating the educational system while undocumented, information on how to apply for DACA, and more.

Career/Business/Entrepreneurial Resources
Venturize
Venturize offers unbiased education and resources about small business loans, retirement and healthcare to empower entrepreneurs to make the best financial decisions for their business

UndocHustle
As proven resilient and creative risk-takers, immigrants already have a strong foundation for a transition into income-generating freelance and entrepreneurial activities. UndocuHustle shows you how to leverage your skills, knowledge and experience to generate income through contracting or business start-up opportunities.

 

Resources for Faculty and Staff
10 Ways to Support Undocumented Students
Resources and support help undocumented youth get an education, pursue careers, and build a future for themselves and their community

Resource Guide: Supporting Undocumented Youth
Tips for Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)
Research-informed information to offer examples of resources that educators, parents, advocates, administrators, and other concerned parties may find helpful

UWD #HereToStay Toolkit for Educators
Designed to help undocumented students and educator allies work with institutions to increase resources and support systems for undocumented students

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First Generation Alumni Feature: Jessica Samboy

First Generation Alumni Feature: Jessica Samboy ’08, MSW ’10

The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development spoke with Jessica Samboy, a first-generation/ EOP Alumni from the College of Community and Public Affairs. She is an Integrative Wellness Coach and …

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Gaining Experience as a TRIO Mentor

Outside of classes, it is essential to get involved on campus by seeking opportunities that enhance your leadership skills. As a Human Development major, I have always been passionate about giving back to my community by fostering relationships with organizations …

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Job/Internship Opportunities for Latinx Students

Professional Development entails more than just learning the skills. Applying them is just as critical a component of this process. Check out these opportunities and resources tailored to and for Latinx students!

Congressional Internship Program: 

Summer 2023 Internships: 

Program Dates: …

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Yaleza Fernandez
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4 Ways To Connect With The Government Policy & Law Career Cluster

Students interested in The Government Policy & Law Career Cluster: here are several great resources to take advantage of this semester. These resources are excellent ways to get experience and explore careers related to government, policy and law!

1. Find …

By Michael Lorusso
Michael Lorusso Assistant Director of Internship Education
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