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University of Maine Links Dealing with Diversity

There are many organizations and departments that assist students with diversity issues at the University of Maine. The following are links where you can find information about some of these organizations and departments. Students can also learn about activities and groups that are available to join at the University of Maine, plus general information about diversity that will be helpful.

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Diversity Resources Available at the Career Center

We receive multiple copies of some magazines and students are welcome to take one free of charge. A few examples of the resources that are available are:

Job Choices: Diversity Edition

  • This magazine, published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, is available in the Career Library and is given upon request to seniors who register with the Career Center. Updated yearly, this edition contains useful information regarding the general job hunt, such as tips for writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and how to succeed on the job. A number of articles target diverse populations, such as “Why Minorities Should Pursue the Advanced Degree” and “Communicating in the Culturally Diverse Workplace.” Profiles of companies that are interested in hiring a diverse workforce are also presented.

Minority Engineer

  • This publication, which targets a minority audience from the fields of engineering, computer science and information technology, is released three times during the school year. Each issue presents an interview with a professional who is Black, Native American, Hispanic, or Asian American. The article topics vary, but generally deal with specific careers within the engineering field as well as tips on entering the workforce and succeeding on the job.

Woman Engineer

  • Published three times a year, this magazine is similar in scope to Minority Engineer. Each issue presents an interview with a woman who is making a significant difference in the field of engineering, computer science or information technology. Articles not only discuss such topics as ways for women to succeed in and enter into these occupations, but also provide details regarding jobs and careers in emerging engineering specialties.

Job Strategies for People with Disabilities

  • This book, written by Melanie Astaire Witt, is a wonderful resource that can be browsed in the Career Library. The self-assessment section can be useful in helping a person figure out some possible careers that he or she may find enjoyable. There are also tips on job accommodations and how the Americans with Disabilities Act can provide a framework to assist a person in a work setting.

Straight Jobs, Gay Lives

  • This dense, well-written book focuses on many issues faced by gay and lesbian professionals in the workforce, such as coming out at work, discrimination, harassment, how to network, and how to succeed on the job. Hundreds of personal stories shed light on the differences between the experiences of gay men and lesbians, while providing encouragement and support to readers. The back of the book presents a highly useful workplace resource guide, which includes a selected reading list, locations of nondiscrimination policies, companies’ employer policies, and gay professional organizations.

Careers and the disabled

  • Published six times a year, this is the nation’s first and only career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are professionals or students in higher education institutions. Each issue contains feature articles as well as a special Braille section, a diversity career directory, an overview of career strategies, and biographical sketches of individuals with disabilities who are accomplished role models and leaders.

Titles of Some Other Resources Available at the Career Center

  1. The 100 Best Companies for Gay Men and Lesbians
  2. Americans with Disabilities Act: Resource Information Booklet
  3. Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities
  4. Job-Hunting for the So-called Handicapped or People Who Have Disabilities
  5. The Smart Woman’s Guide to Career Success
  6. Peterson’s Colleges with Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorder
  7. The Minority Career Guide: What African Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans Must Know to Succeed in Corporate America
  8. More than a Job: Securing Satisfying Careers for People with Disabilities
  9. A World of Options: A Guide to International Exchange, Community Service and Travel for Persons with Disabilities

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Outstanding Resources for ALL Groups

These comprehensive resources include topics of interest to a variety of diverse populations. Each site will allow you to find helpful information for many of the specific populations that are highlighted on this web site. The information that is contained covers a variety of topics including job listings, information about career planning and development issues, scholarships, and colleges. Besides career information, there are links to excellent web sites covering lots of issues related to diversity.

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African American Resources

There is a wealth of information available in the following links. Click on any of the links and you may find jobs, career information, resume referrals and postings, or internships. Some links will offer information about scholarships, colleges, and professional organizations with student membership. Along with this information you can find information about businesses and other organizations with special interest in the African American population. If you are just looking for some interesting sites about the news, sports, or other entertainment, some of the sites offer these, too.

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Asian American Resources

These links will give you information about Asian culture, the 50 best and 20 worst companies to work for, and various Asian Americans professional organizations. Also available is the opportunity to search for jobs, either bi-lingual jobs in Asia or jobs in the United States, internships, and scholarships. There are places where you can post resumes along with some general information about writing a resume plus job interviewing tips.

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Franco-American Resources

The links that follow will allow students to explore Franco-American culture. Here you will find information about books and newspapers that are written by or for people of Franco-American descent. Along with other interesting topics, information about the language and the history of the Franco-American people can be found in these internet sites.

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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Resources

The Career Center has earned Gold Level certification from
OUT for Work for providing workplace readiness and
career resources to the LGBTQ community.

Out for Work – Career Strategies for LGBT Students,
a PowerPoint Presentation

The following links contain a variety of information. In them you can find information on employment concerns, job listings and internships available with progressive companies as well as a listing of companies with benefits for gay and lesbian employees. There is information available for financial aid, gay and lesbian friendly communities, help with relocation, professional organizations, and a link for gay, lesbian, and bisexual teachers. Within these sites you can also find information on issues such as health, news, politics, and entertainment.

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International Resources

The international resources offer job listings for many countries around the world. The sites contain information about resumes, cover letters, and interviewing. There are tips for working abroad and also opportunities available for internships or volunteering in many different countries. The resources also will allow you to explore some of the countries’ cultures.

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Latino/Latina Resources

The resources available for the Latino/Latina population encompass many subjects. There are job listings, resume postings, and information about job fairs. You will find information about interviewing, careers, and professional organizations. There are sites that have information about college life, scholarships, fraternities and sororities, and links for teachers. Cultural resources are also available from many of the following sites.

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Native American Resources

The Native American resources contain a lot of information. The sites have information about jobs, internships, colleges, educational programs, and financial aid. Along with this career relevant information you will find some interesting resources about books, sports, politics, news, tribal histories, and other general information.

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People with Disabilities Resources

There are a wide variety of resources available for people with disabilities. The following links feature places that offer equipment which facilitate accessibility. There are links to organizations that deal with specific disabilities. You can find some information about jobs in the federal government and in the private sector. There are also links that are relevant for college students with disabilities.

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Women’s Resources

The following links contain information about a number of different subjects. The sites have information about various careers, the military, career planning, resumes, and interviewing. There are job listings and resume posting sites. You can also find information about childcare and some other things that are of concern to working women. Among the sites you will be able to find top companies for women to work for and women’s related organizations. General information about subjects such as health and entertainment is also available.

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Career Resources for Muslim Students

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Career Resources for Middle Eastern Students

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