The EWU Career Center supports you throughout your career development journey. Below you'll find a sampling of resources that can spark ideas for job searching and success in your chosen field. We encourage all students to make an appointment with a career advisor for further discussion and assistance with your career development.
Know Your Employment Rights
It is important to know your legal rights in the workplace. These cover topics like illegal interview questions and discrimination. These issues can be challenging to figure out on your own. As always, if something is unclear, we’re happy to discuss and help you understand these resources.
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Workers Rights - Washington State
- Washington State Human Rights Commission – File a Complaint
If you are finding that you lack experience for the opportunities you are interested in, consider building experience in different ways. The following page has some ideas:
Job & Internship Search Resources
Fellowship, Internship, and Professional Scholar Programs
These programs are funded opportunities that help you gain experience in your future career. They look great on your resume and show your commitment to your field. You can also access important professional networks that will help you with your job search when the fellowship or program is over.
Here are some, but not all, opportunities available for Hispanic, Latina/o/x, and Chicana/o/x students.
- EWU McNair Scholars’ Program
- HACU Internship Program
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Congressional Internship Program
- Latino Smithsonian Center Internships/Fellowships
- Inroads - Internship program that provides preparation and placement for minority students in business sectors.
- League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Internship Program
- Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship Project: To increase the number of underrepresented person with master's and doctoral degrees in the NASA pipeline and in the STEM workforce.
- Hispanic Media Coalition - TV Writers Program, Fellowships
- The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships
These resources will help you learn how to direct your college experience toward specific goals. They also provide general information about identity and the workplace.
- Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) Blog
- The Best Employers For Latinos 2018
- 27 Companies With Standout Initiatives to Support Their Hispanic and Latinx Employees
Join or research a few professional organizations. You’ll meet other people in your community and field who can share their knowledge and perspective. This will give you a better understanding of your identity in the workplace.
This is not a comprehensive list. We encourage you to search for associations in relation to your field of interest.
- Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE)
- Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU)
- Association of Latino Professionals for America
- Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE)
- Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA)
- Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
- National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers
You can find more resources and assistance in your region. Also, getting involved locally is a good way to build your connections while you are still in school.
Other EWU Resources
EWU also provides other organizations and resources to help support you. Visit the following connections and make friends. Reach out to a career advisor if you need help.