You are not alone in your career design journey. Here are some tools and resources you can use, but don’t hesitate to reach out for support by participating in coaching groups and the career studio – where your questions can be answered and tailored resources provided! RSVP to attend coaching labs here.
Employer Engagement and Career Design partners with the following offices on campus to provide support for students and alumni with underrepresented racial, cultural, and/or ethnic identities to develop and achieve your career goals:
Check out the main Diversity & Inclusion Resources page to find more resources.
Professional associations are a great way to make connections, look for jobs, and further your own professional development. These groups unite and inform people who work in the same industry or profession. There are many advantages to joining associations such as networking opportunities, conferences and forums, and job fairs.
Career Tip: If you cannot find a professional association opportunity that fits with your industry/profession below, conduct a web search to look up “Professional Association” along with your industry/profession title. You can also network with professionals to learn about opportunities within your specific industry/profession.
- Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) – ALPFA chapters offer professional development and career-building opportunities. Find the chapter closest to you and stay connected. All student and professional ALPFA members have access to the Career Center, including the ability to post their resumes and apply to partner jobs via our job board.
- Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA) – The MAHA promotes service and excellence in the Hispanic legal community and seeks to provide opportunities for professional growth to its members. MAHA strives to enhance the business and professional stature of its members in the legal community at large, increase the participation of Hispanic leaders in the civic arena and elevate the standard of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession.
- National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) – NAHN’s goal is to create a cadre of highly qualified Latino nurses by advancing educational, professional and leadership skills and opportunities for our membership.
- National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) – NHMA is dedicated to empowering Hispanic physicians to be leaders who will help eliminate health disparities and improve the health of Hispanics.
- National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives (NAHFE) – NAHFE’s goal is to help Hispanics advance in their career within the Federal Government, and to prepare them for the challenges ahead.
- National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers (NAPRHSW) – NAPRHSW’s mission is to organize Social Workers and other Human Service professionals to strengthen, develop and improve the resources and services that meet the needs of Puerto Rican/Hispanic families.
Science and Engineering
- Leading Hispanics in STEM (SHPE) – SHPE is the nation’s largest association dedicated to fostering Hispanic leadership in the STEM field. The SHPE Job Board is a leading online career center, the career hub for Hispanic STEM professionals. Visit the Job Board to find the right science, technology, engineering, and math jobs.
- Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) – SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
- Society of Hispanic HR Professionals (SHHRP) – The organization serves as a guide and resource for information offering opportunities to connect with those who believe in diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
One of the best ways to network and to find students who share your career goals is to become involved in a student organization on campus! Listed below are a number of student-run groups that have a specific interest in the diverse Hispanic & Latinx community issues and student populations.
Science and Engineering
- College of Science Diversity Advisory Council (COSSDAC)
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
A full listing of NU student organizations can be found online here.
Career resources support for students among Hispanic & Latinx identities:
- Elivade – A career community for people of color. Join thousands of diverse professionals and peers to gain resources, career opportunities, cultivate peer-to-peer mentorship and grow careers together.
- Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement – HACE provides a job search tool to locate opportunities and leadership development programs for Latinos.
- Hispanic Today – Includes a career search engine, resource links to organizations dedicated to helping Hispanics in the community.
- Jopwell – Career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students & professionals. Includes jobs & internships search feature with their partner companies.
- LATCareers – Latino Bilingual Job Board.
- Latpro – Includes job postings.
- Saludos – Includes job postings.
- Shtudy – Study screens and trains qualified Black, Latinx, and Native American software engineering job seekers and then match them with tech recruiters at Fortune 500 companies and high growth startups who support diverse and inclusive work cultures.
- Top 15 Hispanic/Latino Professional Associations – Networking resources by industry.
- United Latino Job Bank – This search index in support of Hispanic and Latino job opportunities has many ways to hone in on employment. A long list of most recent job postings is upfront available.
Additional career resources by identity and majors can be found on the Diversity & Inclusion Resources page.
Because we learn from experience, you can’t just think your way to a fulfilling career: you need to test things out.
Career Tip: If you cannot find a professional development opportunity that fits with your industry/profession below, conduct a web search to look up “Professional Association” along with your industry/profession title. You can also network with professionals to learn about opportunities within your specific industry/profession.
- Choose a professional association and sign up to attend their upcoming events
- Check out NUworks posts co-op, internship, and job listings.
B.L.A.C.K. and L.A.T.I.N.X.
B.L.A.C.K. (Black Leaders Accessing Consciousness through Knowledge) and L.A.T.I.N.X. (Latinx Accessing Their Intellect through Networking and Exchange) provide students of the African Diaspora and Latinx students the opportunity to interact with prominent Black and Latinx professionals. This program includes off-campus site visits, professional development workshops & career planning tailored to the emerging Black and Latinx professional interested in acquiring skills to navigate and move up in the workplace.
– B.L.A.C.K. and L.A.T.I.N.X. Professional Immersion Experience during Spring Break
– B.L.A.C.K. and L.A.T.I.N.X. Treks (site visits to individual employers)
The program is a collaboration between the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, Latinx Student Cultural Center, and Employer Engagement and Career Design. For more information and upcoming opportunities, visit the B.L.A.C.K. and L.A.T.I.N.X. webpage.
The Los Huskies Fellows is a work-study or stipend position. The work of the Fellows helps to promote and support all Latinx Student Cultural Center events and initiatives, the Los Huskies Coalition, and the Los Huskies Leadership Program at Northeastern. The ideal candidate must have knowledge of the LSCC, enjoy meeting and interacting with people, and have a flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends, and some holidays. Ideal candidates will have a thorough understanding & knowledge of LSCC programs, staff, services, excellent communications skills, especially networking and word-of-mouth marketing.
This year-long program focuses on students’ self-knowledge and positions in society by incorporating workshops and leadership opportunities related to identity, social justice, and effective leadership in a diverse world. The Latinx Student Cultural Center (LSCC) connects each student with a peer mentor to assist with their personal growth and leadership development plan. These mentors are student leaders who have gone through the leadership program and are already engaging in effective social change and leadership. This program begins in October with a fall seminar and resumes in January for a spring self-authored leadership discovery opportunity. Not only will Los Huskies Learners learn the content and skills related to these topics, but they will be encouraged as leaders to take action and be change-makers on campus and off.
The mission of the PODER Early Arrival Program is to promote agency and support amongst first-generation college students under the Latinx umbrella within their Northeastern experience.
PODER aims to give first-generation Latinx students the power to take control over their transition into Northeastern and give them the strength to succeed throughout their journey. Through one-on-one mentor-mentee relationships, social events, retreats, and workshops PODER students learn the mechanics of a successful Northeastern experience while fostering a sense of community that they can turn to. Click for Interest Form.
Qualifications: Be an incoming student at Northeastern University (whether freshmen or transfer) who identifies as a first-generation Latinx student regardless of sexuality, immigration status, gender/gender expression, and or ability, etc.