The Career Center website has a great resource for GLBT students which addresses many of the issues and questions these Lawrentians may face when transitioning from school to the workplace. Check it out!
Indeed has expanded its services to 18 new countries across 5 continents. Their international sites bring the same targeted job search results in the following countries:
With an average of 11% of the Lawrence University population being international, as well as 112 off campus programs (102 of which are study abroad), diversity is not hard to find on campus. Compare this number to Knox College’s 6.8% and you can see that not every student in higher education gets the same exposure to diversity as Lawrentians. This diversity is not only a large drawing point for schools, it also comes into play as a significant antagonist within the workplace; many people consider diversity an issue, some sort of statistic to deal with or an egg-shell topic that should be pushed aside to avoid conflict. Instead of hiding such an important issue away, it should be faced and both the advantages and issues placed upon the table. Many employers and businesses are starting to do just that.
Compared to, say, women or students of color, there has been relatively little written about job search strategies for lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgendered/transsexual students. The truth is that job hunting for LGBT individuals can often be challenging and stressful, requiring difficult personal choices. There are resources, however, available to students when they are looking to enter into or rise in the workforce. Susan Gelberg’s and Joseph Chojnacki’s book, Career and Life Planning with Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Persons, discusses the obstacles faced by LGBT students at all stages of the job search process and gives some excellent tips on how to handle them.
Apple joined the ranks of Google, Qualcomm, and Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in publicly declaring opposition to Proposition 8. A week ago Friday, the computer company announced they donated $100,000 to fight the proposed ban to same-sex marriage. Whether you agree with Apple’s position, or not, this moves raises an employment question that is important to many: how do you know an organization’s stance on political, social, religious or moral issues?
In this episode CareerTV examines diversity in the workforce by profiling four employers that college students voted as the most diverse in the country. Go inside Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the United States Department of State, and Goldman Sachs to discover how each recruits and retains diverse employees. Plus, career experts from Drexel and Rowan University layout how to make your resume and interview answers look and sound diversified. Plus, we’ve got career advice from Tom Hanks! It’s all inside this episode of CareerTV. (32:50 min)
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