BGLTQ+

Students who identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and/or questioning (BGLTQ) deserve a supportive environment both in college and as they transition into the workforce. However, the inclusion of BGLTQ employees may vary by industry and geographic location. As a BGLTQ student you may encounter unique career planning challenges related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. When preparing for entry into the workforce, we recommend that BGLTQ students meet with representatives from the Office of BGLTQ Student Life at Harvard College and career advisers at the Office of Career Services. We are prepared to provide you with resources and support as you begin thinking about issues regarding job searching, interviewing, and navigating the culture of the workplace. Regardless of how you identify, we are here to meet you where you are and to help you determine what is right for you as you plan and prepare for your next step.

6 Ways Joining an Affinity Group Can Boost Your Career

Advancing your career has a few established tactics, including networking, skills building, and finding mentors. Now there’s another tactic: joining affinity groups.

Affinity groups are groups employees with a shared background or experience. For instance, an affinity group may be …

By Sandi Santa Ana - Firsthand
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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Back in Person – Six Tips for Attending a Career Fair

We are so excited to be back hosting in-person career fairs. This fall’s events are the first on campus since February 2020. Because of this, most students have never attended an in-person career fair before. Even the employers are out …

By Deb Carroll
Deb Carroll Director, Employer Relations and Operations
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What Companies Can Do to Support LGBTQ Employees

Larger companies, such as multinational corporations, exist not only to provide a product or a service, or to drive profits for their investors, but they also have a role to play on the world stage. Large corporations can influence public …

By Rob Porter - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Featured Resources

The Point Foundation is the nation’s largest higher education scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students. Visit the Point Foundation application page

The Open Gate Foundation is a nonprofit organization formed in 1987 to provide funding for activities at Harvard University that …

Recognized student organizations are invited to apply for funding from the Office of BGLTQ Student Life. These funds are awarded …

Nonprofit representing LGBTQ union members and their allies. They focus on LGBTQ-inclusive contracts & policies.

Job board for connecting employers with the LGBT community.

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