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Now that your LinkedIn™ profile is constructed and up-to-date, it is time to make connections. A successful network generally requires a minimum of 100 contacts, which can be overwhelming when you're just starting out. Here are some tips for building your professional network:...Click here to read more.

It is likely that you already have a LinkedIn™ account. But is your profile set-up and updated? The following are some tips for constructing and editing your profile so you can later begin to build your network:...Click here to read more.

Many organizations and graduate schools require references or letters of recommendation with their applications. The structure of these documents vary. For example, your references may sometimes need to mail a letter or they may need to fill out a form online.

The following tips will help you as you prepare to ask for references or letters of recommendation:...Click here to read more.

Well, spring break is officially over and if you're graduating this Spring, or looking for a summer opportunity, now is the time to get organized.

The application process itself can feel like a job. Different companies and organizations have varying deadlines, procedures, and requirements. This is a lot to keep track of! Staying organized will help make the application process more manageable, which will help keep your stress manageable....Click here to read more.

It’s not easy being a job seeker. There are resumes to perfect; contacts to network with; databases to scroll through; references to check on; cover letters to write…

It’s not easy being trans, non-binary and/or gender nonconforming. You are not sure if you should come out to employers; you are worried co-workers will express transphobia; you are mis-gendered in an interview…

It’s not easy!

However, there are resources and support out there to help your job search become just a little bit easier. You are not the first person to this and you won’t be the last! (These resources are also helpful for allies and family members to consider when supporting a trans person.)

  1. Know Your Rights: (this is CA based so check on a state by state basis):
  2. Coming out in the Workplace
  3. Tips for Allies
  4. Dress for Success! Look for trans and genderqueer friendly tailors such as Bindle and Keep featured in the new documentary “Suited” on Netflix. Visit the Stevenson University Career Success Closet to pick out a free outfit to help you feel confident when you land that interview!

This March 7th, the Office of Career Services will be partnering with the office of Multicultural Experience on the Diversity Career Expo.

Learn how to positively promote your diversity/skills/strengths during the application process, have candid conversations with employers who are looking to recruit for interns, volunteers or full-time positions. Network with organizations, make connections and hopefully land a position! 

More details to come.. check Handshake for locations dates and times.