Career Resources for LGBTQIA+ Students

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The EWU Career Center supports students who are members of our LGBTQIA+ communities. We understand that you may want resources that address your particular interests and answer questions that pertain to your identities in the workplace. With that in mind, we’ve created this resource guide to provide you with a range of information. While the guide isn’t exhaustive, it’s a good place to begin gathering information on career planning, professional development, and knowing your rights in the workplace. We encourage you to make an appointment with a career advisor who can assist you with navigating your career and answering questions you may have after reviewing these resources.

Know Your Employment Rights

It is important to know your legal rights in the workplace. These cover topics like illegal interview questions, discrimination and bullying, or your use of benefits and leave. These issues can be challenging to figure out on your own. Below are a few resources to help you understand your legal rights in your career. As always, if something is unclear, we’re happy to discuss and help you understand these resources.

Job & Internship Search Resources

In addition to this list, see our Online Search page for general online job boards. Also, see our Professional Networking page to learn about finding opportunities through your relationships.

Fellowship, Internship, and 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.

Educational Articles/Resources

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.


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.

Washington Organizations

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 Campus 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.