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Career Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

In addition to the jobs listed for Laurier students and alumni in Navigator, the following websites may be of use in conducting your job search:

Career and Job Search Information

Career Planning and Job Search Guide (US): Resource from University of Pennsylvania Career Services that discusses how to approach job searching.

Center for Gender Sanity: Offers consulting and training to trans people and their employers about transitioning their gender presentation in the workplace.

FAQ's for Transgender Job Seekers: Tips from the University of Vermont on applying for jobs.

Out for Work - LGBT Career Resource Online Library (US): Provides assistance to develop and enhance skills to explore career options, master search techniques and strategies and research employment opportunities (username: outforwork, password: cccp2013).

Pride at Work Canada: A non-profit organization that supports inclusive workplaces and offers a job bank. 

Sexual Orientation and Career Decision Making: Resource from Lawrence University that deals with how to prepare for the job search.

Diversity Employers

Canada's Top Diversity Employers

Start Proud: Provides learning and networking opportunities to LGBTQ+ undergraduate and graduate students in business, law and technology programs, as well as an annual conference Out on Bay Street

The Ontario Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (OGLCC): A federally chartered, non-profit organization that promotes the development of LGBTQ+ Ontario businesses and professionals, useful for expanding your network of contacts.

Community Resources

519 mmunity Centre: Offers LGBTQ+ youth networking and educational opportunities.

Laurier Rainbow Centre: Dedicated to enhancing the university environment for LGBTQ+ students.

tri-Pride: Brings together events, networks and resources to create a collective LGBTQ+ culture in the Waterloo Region.

Know Your Rights

Ontario Human Rights Commission

OutRight Action International: The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy.

Selected Professional Associations

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA): An organization of journalists, media professionals, educators and students working from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues.

National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (US): A non-profit organization that educates and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students and professionals in science, technology engineering and mathematics.