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Career Resources for Students of Color

The Center for Career Exploration and Success values your diverse identities and experiences. Students of color represent races and ethnicities from all over the world. You’re right to view this identity as a source of strength and use it as an important motivator. These resources provide insight and tools to navigate the workplace, pursue your dreams, and thrive throughout your career.

Career Resources

Ohio/Regional Resources

African American Chamber: The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce is the largest African American Chamber in the State of Ohio. It leverages regional partnerships and collaborates with diversity and inclusion experts to empower businesses to succeed. It is your advocate, providing business education, marketing programs, and networking events to help you grow your business.

Ohio Diversity Council: The Ohio Diversity Council is committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow and leverage their knowledge of diversity. Through a variety of events and programs, the OHDC serves as the premier resource for diversity best practices and leadership development in the state of Ohio. It is currently comprised of five advisory boards: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo.

Regional Identity-Based Young Professional Groups: Organized by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, these young professional groups are passionate about strengthening, unifying, and magnifying the Cincinnati region’s young professional presence.

Urban League Greater Southwestern OhioULGSO is committed to transforming communities by promoting economic empowerment, and equality. Its hope is to help the underserved secure economic independence, parity, power, and civil rights. It envisions a society in which all people have equal access to opportunities, resources, and the tools needed to achieve their fullest potential. By focusing on education, employment, housing, and economic development, it strives to break down barriers and create lasting change in greater southwestern Ohio.

National Resources

Black Enterprise: This organization provides essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. has been a leader in the diversity branding and recruitment market since 2000. It features job postings from some of the leading diversity employers across the United States, from entry-level to executive positions across a wide array of industries.

DiversityComm: DiversityComm is a magazine and online resource center that focuses on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Its mission is to create a more inclusive and equitable world by providing valuable information, resources and tools to businesses, students, government agencies and law enforcement agencies.

Diversity Jobs: This site make it simple for diversity-driven job seekers and employers to find each other, serving the following groups: African American/Black, Native and Indigenous People, Asian American Pacific Islanders, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQIA, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and older workers.

FAIR360: Fair360, formerly DiversityInc, educates the workforce and brings clarity to the business benefits of workplace fairness. It has evolved to be the preeminent source of human capital data, education, and advice. Its Top 50 Companies survey began in 2001.

Professional Diversity Network: This overarching job board features resources for the following groups: African American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, individuals with disabilities, LBTQ+, veterans, and women.

Specialized Job Boards

Asians in Higher Education NetworkThis is the top place to find jobs and careers at colleges and universities, featuring postings from across the United States.

Blacks in Higher Education NetworkThis is the top place to find jobs and careers at colleges and universities, featuring postings from across the United States.

Hispanics in Higher Education NetworkThis is the top place to find jobs and careers at colleges and universities, featuring postings from across the United States.

Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine: The Hispanic Outlook on Education is a national monthly magazine that provides education news, innovations, networking, resources and the latest trends impacting students from kindergarten through graduate school all while maintaining a unique Hispanic perspective. It also hosts a job board.

Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: JBHE is dedicated to the conscientious investigation of the status and prospects for African Americans in higher education. It also hosts a job board. 

Mitratech - Circa Diversity Jobs: This job board is designed for Hispanics and the Latinx community to access the latest job search tools and development resources. 

NativeAmericanJobs.comThis website provides local and national job listings, helping career-minded individuals find employment. Post your resume for more exposure and get resume help when you need it.

ProTalentoThe leading job board in Hispanic higher education, ProTalento is a trusted source for job openings. ProTalento also works to connect higher education institutions and higher education professionals seeking Global Faculty Exchange opportunities.

United Latino Job BankLULAC’s United Latino Job Bank seeks to increase diversity in corporate America and federal government. LULAC launched the job portal to help individuals find jobs.

Professional Organizations

AISES: AISES is a national nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers.

MAES: MAES has an unwavering commitment to promote, cultivate, and advance representation of Latino leadership and education in STEM. This nonprofit alliance makes a positive impact in the Latino community through its pre-college, college, and professional programs, which provide critical STEM exposure. It also offer members professional and leadership training. 

NABA, Inc.NABA, Inc. is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for Black Business Leaders in accounting, finance business, and entrepreneurship. It engages, empowers, and educates Black Business Leaders and institutions by providing a platform to enhance skills and elevate voices. 

National Alliance of Black School Educators: NABSE is the nation’s premier non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation’s children, particularly children of African descent. It boasts an outreach to a distinguished group of preeminent educators including teachers, administrators, superintendents as well as corporate and institutional members.

National Association of Asian American Professionals: NAAAP is the premier leadership organization for Asian and Asian American professionals in North America. A volunteer-run non-profit, it inspires, develops, and connects leaders across industries and communities through networking and educational events, trainings, community service programs, and celebrations of Asian American excellence.

National Black MBA AssociationThe premier business organization serving Black professionals, the National Black MBA Association leads in the creation of educational, wealth building, and growth opportunities for those historically underrepresented throughout their careers as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.

National Black Nurses Association, Inc.: NBNA’s mission is to provide a forum for Black nurses to advocate for and implement strategies to ensure access to the highest quality of health care for persons of color. NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals.

National Society of Black Engineers: NSBE envisions a world in which engineering is a mainstream word in homes and communities of color, and all Black students can envision themselves as engineers. It strives to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.

National Society of Black Physicists: NSBP is the largest and most recognizable organization devoted to the growth, development, and advancement of the African American physics community.

SACNAS: SACNAS is an organization dedicated to advancing Chicanos, Hispanics, and Native Americans in the sciences. Its community connects these individuals to career resources and networking to find the right position at a company that will truly value them as people and professionals.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers: SHPE is the largest association in the nation for Hispanics in STEM. It meet each of its student and professional members where they are, offering effective training, mentorship, and programming for its vibrant community.

Resource Guides

Black Professional Associations and Organizations: The Black Professional Associations and Organizations on this JobStars page hold a variety of networking events and professional development programs to bring like-minded African American professionals together. Membership is great for meeting new people and continually learning. It’s also good for bolstering the credentials on your resume and showing that you’re an active, engaged professional in your industry and community.

Professional Organizations that Support People of Color in STEM: To help close the racial/ethnic gap in STEM, a number of professional organizations exist to support people of color in STEM fields through networking, career development, scholarships, and more. RippleMatch provides an overview of some of these associations.

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 Organizations

Black Student Action Association: BSAA was the first multicultural organization on the Oxford campus. BSAA was formed by the Black students of Miami University in 1967 to increase Black representation on campus and to better the conditions of Black students and has been striving to do so ever since.

National Association of Black Accountants: NABA encourages minority students to enter and assist them while in the accounting, finance or other business related academic programs.

National Society of Black EngineersNSBE is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development, mentoring opportunities, career placement services, and more.

National Pan-Hellenic Council: The National Pan-Hellenic Council is the governing body of Miami’s traditionally African American fraternities and sororities.

Further Reading

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Thriving as a Student of Color on Campus

Thriving in any homogenous community can be difficult. College Consensus offers tips for how to thrive as a Student of Color on any campus, from year one to graduation.
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The MHC Resource Library

Browse the Mental Health Coalition’s Resource Library to learn about mental health, help a loved one, learn coping skills, or seek support.


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Center for Career Exploration and Success

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