The University Career Center is committed to being a partner to our Latinx Community! We look forward to helping you prepare for your next steps after Michigan and to help you build on the skills you have already gained through your experiences. We're here for you with guidance and support on your career exploration and preparation, every step of the way.
Schedule an appointment online to meet with a career coach, or look at our additional resources below for more information.
Table of Contents
- Job and Internship Resources
- Opportunities Related to Graduate & Professional School
- Professional Associations and Networking Groups
- Print Publications and Additional Resources
- State and Federal Laws
Job and Internship Resources
- Handshake: A pathway to career connections. Through this tool you can: Explore job and internship openings, engage in recruiting activities with employers, and develop and track your goals and next steps. You can also identify University Career Center events, workshops, and fairs and schedule an appointment with a UCC coach to discuss your ideas, and develop plans, and strategies related to graduate/professional schools, and employment.
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: The institute was founded in 1978 by three Hispanic members of Congress committed to creating a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization in the country dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders®. Explore the programs and experiences designed for outstanding Latinx students.
- Diversity Employers | Job Search Engine: Includes job and internship postings from employers that support diversity.
- Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE): HACE is a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of aspiring Latino professionals. Take advantage of this resource and learn about Latinx communities in the workplace.
- Hispanic/Latino Professionals Association(HLPA): This association matches the Nation's Top Hispanic/Latinx talent with America's Best Organizations by identifying and listing organizations that are currently hiring and have a commitment to Diversity and the Hispanic/Latinx community. Research and explore organizations and find opportunities for you.
- iHispano: Jobs and Careers for Latino Professionals: Explore this website to learn more about specific organizations, view upcoming networking events, and uncover jobs and internships.
- Inroads Internships: INROADS has helped businesses gain greater access to diverse talent through the leadership development of outstanding ethnically diverse students and has placed students in internships at many of North America’s top organizations. INROADS interns work for some of the world’s leading industry innovators through paid internship experiences. Learn more about opportunities that could help you develop your talents.
- Jobs for People of Color in Tech: Explore this platform that connects people of color with jobs in the tech industry.
- Latinx Alliances | Teach for America: Teach For America is a diverse network of leaders committed to confronting educational inequity by teaching for at least two years. TFA corps members are assigned to teach one or more subjects from pre-K through grade 12 in one of 50 regions in the country. TFA offers a culturally responsive Latinx leadership network that supports those in pursuit of educational equity in the United States.
- Saludos: This resource specializes in joining Hispanic/Latinx bilingual professionals with organizations looking for diversity in the workplace. It is one more tool to leverage when you are seeking job opportunities.
Opportunities Related to Graduate & Professional School
AGEP - Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate: The National Science Foundation's AGEP program is committed to the goal of increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities (URMs), including those with disabilities, entering and completing STEM graduate education and postdoctoral training to levels that are representative of the available pool.
AICPA Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students: This opportunity is for Ph.D. students. The goal of the fellowship is to increase the number of minority CPAs who can then serve as role models and mentors to young people in the academic environment and university classrooms.
The Chicago Committee’s Legal Trek Program: The Chicago Committee and DePaul University College of Law partnered to host LegalTrek, a summer program for diverse undergraduate students interested in the legal profession. Over the course of eight sessions students learned about different practice areas, the law school application process, LSAT prep, participate in mock negotiations, a mock trial, and visit legal places of employment. Attorneys volunteered as mentors and coaches for the program.
Professional Associations and Networking Groups
By tapping resources to meet people who can share advice, you learn and develop your personal networks.
UCAN: UCAN (University Career Alumni Network) is a U of M resource that allows students to connect with university alumni across any broad spectrum of fields, or majors, to gain insight or advice on resumes, interviewing tips, personal statements, and so much more. When exploring Alumni, in the search bar type in Hispanic and you can also search Latinx. You will see all the alumni that have self-identified as Hispanic or Latinx. These Alumni are willingly donating their time on this platform to help students in any way they can with guiding their future steps beyond college.
National Society for Hispanic Professionals: 2018 LatPro: One of the top US networking associations for Latinx professionals. Recruiters from an ever-widening roster of Fortune 2000 companies and government institutions routinely turn to LatPro to source career-focused individuals needed to expand and invigorate their workforces. You can also explore opportunities at the Hispanic and Diversity Job Fair Series the Society offers.
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting: This organization provides professional development workshops and career resources to its members in order to empower and develop leaders for the nation. There are many opportunities to connect with Latinx professionals through a variety of networking events. There is no cost for a basic membership.
Latin Business Association: Considering relocating to California? This association focuses on Latino-owned businesses in California and is the largest Latin business organization in the nation.
Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies | Culture, The Culture Marketing Council: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing is the only national trade organization representing the entire Hispanic marketing, communications, and media industry. If you are interested in these industries this association could help you learn more.
Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR): This association focuses on the inclusion of Hispanics in corporate America at a level commensurate with the economic contributions of the Hispanic population.
Jopwell: A career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals. They assist companies with diversity recruitment, marketing, and retention efforts. This startup also helps candidates find jobs and internships.
Prospanica: This organization empowers and enables Hispanic MBAs and business professionals to achieve full educational, economic, and social potential. The organization hosts annual conferences, access to experts in the field, and awards scholarships for graduate education.
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanic & Native Americans in Science: An inclusive national organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
Latinos in Science and Engineering: This group promotes, cultivates, and honors excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists. It offers leadership development programs, opportunities to develop career-related networks and a scholarship program to increase the number of Latino students completing their higher education goals in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses: This association is committed to advancing the health in Hispanic communities and to lead, promote, and advocate for educational, professional, and leadership opportunities for Hispanic nurses. Scholarships are available to NAHN members.
National Hispanic Medical Association: This organization is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics. In the NHMA Career Center section of the website, there are job postings through the National Healthcare Career Network, and a variety of resources that may be helpful in the job search.
Hispanic National Bar Association: HNBA is a nonpartisan, national organization that represents the interests of Hispanic legal professionals, and advocates for Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants and law students in the United States. HNBA also offers scholarships and stipends to assist Latinx students in their educational and professional development pursuits.
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals: This organization is committed to advancing sustainable Hispanic homeownership. NAHREP accomplishes its mission by educating and empowering real estate professionals who serve Hispanic home buyers & sellers.
Print Publications and Additional Resources
- Diversity Inc. Career Center: Features job listings from the publishers of Diversity Inc. As well as helpful articles and webinars. There is also a list of “Top 50 for Diversity”.
- UnidosUS—formerly known as National Council of La Raza (NCLR): This organization advocates for Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce, and the economy, health, and housing.
- Hispanic Network Magazine | A Latino Business & Employment Magazine: The premier source for employment and business opportunities targeting #Hispanics, #Latinx and Native Americans.
State and Federal Laws
Understand your rights in the employment process and as an employee
- Alexander v. Sandoval (2001), Title VI: CITATION 532 US 275 (2001)
- US Equal Opportunity Commission: Facts About Race/Color Discrimination
- US Department of Justice Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination
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Resources and links are included due to their potential interest to students. Inclusion of a resource does not imply school endorsement of the particular organization, opportunity or resource described.