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Resources for Student Populations


Tulane University is a host to a rich and diverse student body.

This webpage exists to address the informational needs of several different student populations.

Our Career Advisors are happy to help you with any personal needs or concerns you may have. Please call 504-865-5107 to make an appointment today.

Should you have any more questions or your needs were not addressed on our site, do not hesitate to visit the Tulane Career Center for more personalized help.


International Students

To successfully secure employment in the USA, there are a number of important things that you need to do as an international student.

  • Visit the Office for International Students and Scholars to learn about visa options. You should this at least three months before you graduate or intend to begin gaining work experience
  • Have a mock interview with a Career Advisor to develop proper interviewing skills
  • Develop your experience through internships and summer employment
  • Locate and contact your home country's embassy. They might be able to give you local contacts that would help you in the job search process


Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities may have questions about discussing appropriate accommodations in the hiring process, or disclosing their disability to potential employers. Career Coaches are available by appointment to help you in the following areas:

  • Find resources available to assist you with your career development
  • Determine the benefits of disclosure/non-disclosure of your disability
  • Understand the legal protections provided to you
  • Approach employers about necessary modifications
  • Showcase your abilities in your resume, cover letter, and interviews

People with disabilities are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) which: 

  • Provides civil rights protection for people with disabilities in broad areas of social activity, including employment.
  • Prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of disability.
  • Requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations that allow qualified persons with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
  • Prevents employers from asking disability-related questions on application forms or at job interviews.
  • Requires the applicant or employee to disclose his/her disability before becoming eligible for reasonable accommodations.
  • Requires employers and employees to work together in identifying and implementing accommodations.
  • Provides specific legal remedies for persons being discriminated against.

Students can also visit the Goldman Office of Disability Services to learn more information about accommodations and accessibility in the workplace.



Student Veterans

The United States Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) provides a wide range of benefits at national, regional, and state levels. AS indicated on the VA website, some of these benefits include disability, education and training, and vocational rehabilitation and employment.

The Tulane Career Center can help Veterans translate their skills learned in the military training to skills that can be applied in the civilian workplace. Career Coaches can also assist Veterans in defining clear career goals or building a resume tailored for the civilian workforce.

Department of Veterans Affairs Website



LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) Students

One of the important life tasks many LGBTI students face is coming out. The workplace can be one environment where LGBTI persons are fearful about bullying and abuse, either physically or emotionally. Although many LGBTI students may choose to be open about their identity to other people, a substantial number of those choose not to disclose their identity status in the workplace.

If you have questions or concerns about being out on your resume, in the interview, or in the workplace, please stop by the Tulane Career Center to speak with a Career Coach or visit The Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity on campus.

Career Tips for LGBTI students:

  • Research any company or organization you wish to work for and find out whether or not they offer benefits for domestic partnerships
  • Check to see if an organization has an anti-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression
  • Ask if the organization offers diversity training that includes LGBTI populations 

Many employers celebrate diversity and have made commitments to advocate for LGBTI individuals in the workplace.

  • Out and Equal is a search site that can provide LGBTI individuals with a way to search for LGBTI-friendly companies.
  • OUT For Work strives to be the premiere resource for educating, preparing, and empowering LGBT and Ally college students for the transition from academia to the workplace; whether it is an internship or full time position after graduation.


Women

While gender discrimination in the workplace is illegal under federal and state laws, women can sometimes face invisible barriers and unwarranted discrimination in the workplace. Women who are single, married, or in a committed relationship may face challenges with balancing work and family lives

A Career Advisor can answer any questions you may have on handling issues of gender discrimination or sexual harassment in the workplace, balancing career and personal lives, and finding resources to assist in your career development.



Non-Traditional Students

The Tulane Career Center can assist those students who may fall outside of the "traditional" college student profile. Whether you are over a certain age, balancing multiple jobs at once, raising a family, or switching careers, Career Advisors are here to assist you in starting a successful job search.

Finding a job is full-time job in itself. For those individuals who have been out of the job market for a long period of time, it is important to make sure you are keeping up with the latest trends in the labor market. A Career Coach can give you the latest and most up-to-date information about the job market and the skills and qualities employers now seek in a qualified candidate, as well as how to take advantage of new technological resources, such as LinkedIn.




Diversity Employers

Launched in 2011, Diversity Employers Magazine and DiversityEmployers.com are published by the New Orleans-based company, IMDiversity, Inc., which also produces the IMDiversity.com Multicultural Villages and Career Center, The Diversity Registry, and THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Online. Diversity Employers is a career and self development magazine targeted to recent college graduates as well as more experienced job seekers and professionals who seek information on careers, job opportunities, graduate/professional school, internships/co-ops, study abroad programs, and other employment and career advancement opportunities.  It features free, practical feature content, expert advice, employer information resources, and other tools for identifying and applying for jobs with employers who are interested in recruiting a diverse workforce. 

The Tulane Career Center has copies of this publication available in the office, or you can click here to visit their website.

Diversity Employers Website



Job Choices Online - Diversity Edition

Job Choices Diversity

 


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