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Intersecting identities may influence your preparation for life after Clark, your career goals, and even your professional development. You likely have questions about your job search that your straight and cisgender peers may not. The Career Connections Center is here to support your career exploration with access to resources, answers to questions about employment rights, and connections to other LGBTQIA+ professionals. Make an appointment with your career adviser to ask questions, build a job or internship search strategy, and navigate the resources available to you.

  • Out Professionals is the nation’s leading LGBTQIA+ networking organization. You can attend virtual and in-person networking events across the country that focus on specific interests, identities, and affinities.
  • LGBT Bar is a national association of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBTQIA+ community in all its diversity.
  • Out to Innovate is a professional society and global community of LGBTQIA+ students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Out to Innovate provides members with mentoring and career development opportunities through MentorNet.
  • StartOut works to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, and amplifies their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut offers virtual and in-person networking events every month.
  • Hello Alice offers a wide range of resources for LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs, including professional networks, career development tools, and accelerators.
  • Lesbians Who Tech is a community of more than 50,000 LGBTQIA+ members who work together to promote the visibility and inclusion of women, queer people, and others from backgrounds under-represented in technology.
  • OutBüro offers networking groups for LGBTQIA+ students, professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and employers.
  • Pride at Work seeks full equality without restrictions or barriers for LGBTQIA+ individuals in workplaces, unions, and communities.
  • Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQIA+ individuals through education and public policy work. Visit the website to access legal resources and learn about workplace and public accommodation rights by state.
  • Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. TLC has a wealth of employment resources you can use to help answer questions about employment rights and being out in the workplace.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality works to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people, replacing disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice. NCTE has extensive resources to help you learn about your workplace rights and find solutions for dealing with employment discrimination.
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families through litigation, legislation, policy, and public education. NCLR offers legal and other resources to help deal with employment discrimination.
Contact Information

Career Connections Center

Office Location
  • Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center (ASEC Building)
    939 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7258
  • 1-508-421-3752 Fax
Career Lab Hours
  • The Career Lab offers on-demand reviews of resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles 12 – 4 pm weekdays. Upload your documents, or make an appointment for the Career Lab on Handshake!