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Career Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

The Center for Career Exploration and Success values your identities and experiences. We provide a supportive environment and understand that your identity impacts your career decisions. These resources provide insight and tools to navigate the workplace, pursue your dreams, and thrive throughout your career.

Career Resources

Ohio/Regional Resources

ACLU of Ohio: The ACLU believes that individuals should not be discriminated against based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It deploys legal, educational, and legislative resources to fight for full legal rights for LGBTQ+ individuals, whether in employment, schools, marriage or parenting.

Employment Protections for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Ohio: This article discusses Ohio state and local laws that provide workplace protections for LGBTQ+ individuals based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia.

Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities of Ohio: SAIGEO’s mission is to promote greater awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ issues among members of the counseling profession, students, the clients they serve, and related helping occupations.

National Resources

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC): The business voice of the LGBTQ+ community, the NGLCC is a national advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community.

Out and Equal: Out and Equal is the premier global nonprofit organization working exclusively on LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Through its worldwide programs, strategic corporate partnerships, and events, it helps LGBTQ+ individuals realize their fullest, most authentic potential. Its website also offers helpful toolkits, guides, and reports

CenterLink LGBTQ+ Jobs and Careers Board: CenterLink’s Job Board shows current job openings at LGBTQ+ community centers and at other organizations and institutions that serve the needs and interests of LGBTQ+ communities.

Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of over three million members and supporters, brought together by the passion to realize a truly equal society. Its strength reflects each individual’s personal commitment to helping the LGBTQ+ community in the ways they can.

Point Foundation: As the largest LGBTQ+ scholarship nonprofit, Point Foundation supports scholars through financial support, leadership training, mentoring, and community.

Campus PrideCampus Pride represents the leading national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ+ students. 

LGBT in Higher Education Network: This is the top place to find jobs and careers at colleges and universities, featuring postings from across the United States.

Professional Organizations

Pride at Work: Pride at Work seeks full equality without restrictions or barriers for LGTBQ+ individuals in workplaces, unions, and communities. The organization accomplishes this through education, alliances, and building solidarity across its large and diverse communities.

The Association of LGTBQ+ Journalists: This is a journalist-led association working within the news media to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ+ communities and issues. It promotes diverse and inclusive workplaces by holding the industry accountable and providing education, professional development, and mentoring.

Reaching Out: Reaching Out MBA’s mission is to increase the influence of the LGBTQ+ community in business by educating, inspiring, and connecting MBA students and alumni.

Resources for LGBTQ Professionals in TechThe Master’s in Data Science website offers this list of 20 networking resources for LGBTQ+ professionals in technology. 

Campus Resources


Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion: The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion actively creates an inclusive, welcoming, and affirming environment by providing direct services, support, and resources to students. It fosters holistic development through transformational learning opportunities, one-on-one mentorship, and programs that empower students to explore and celebrate their identity, engage in intercultural dialogue, and build leadership skills.

Student Counseling Service: Student Counseling Service provides primary, secondary, and tertiary level interventions in an effort to achieve and/or maintain a mentally healthy status for each student and to create a learning environment that facilitates and supports that status.

Student Success Center: The Student Success Center can provide assistance to a number of special student populations in solving complex problems.

Hamilton and Middletown

Center for Diversity, Equity, and InclusionThe Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is dedicated to providing a supportive atmosphere for students, faculty, staff, and local community members about diverse issues as they relate to race, ethnicity, gender, age, ability level, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, religion, spirituality, and more.

Student Counseling Services: Miami’s regional campuses provide students with confidential counseling services free of charge. It offers counseling in the following areas: suicide awareness and prevention personal concerns, relationship issues, and mental health support services.

Student/Alumni Organizations

Spectrum: Spectrum is a student-led organization for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities devoted to raising awareness and creating community through education and activism. The group strives to form an inclusive and supportive community where all individuals can feel safe to self-identify.

1809 LGBTQ+ Alumni: 1809 LGBTQ+ Alumni’s Mission is to provide a professional and educational network ofLGBTQ+ alumni and foster support for LGBTQ+ students currently attending Miami.

Further Reading

An advisor speaks with two students at a table with a Pride flag in the background.

Mapping Your First Steps at Work

Out and Equal partnered with Bank of America to create a roadmap for LGBTQ+ Gen Zers taking the first steps of their professional careers.
Pride flags line the walkway in the quad on National Coming Out Day.

Workplace Resources

Lambda Legal compiled this comphrensive guide to help LGBTQ+ people understand their rights in the workplace.


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Center for Career Exploration and Success

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