LGBTQ+ Students

Information for LGBTQ+ Students

As a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ+) student preparing for entry into the workforce, you may find yourself faced with additional career planning challenges related to your sexual orientation. For the most part, university life has been a supportive environment, with a wonderful LGBTQ+ resource center, active student groups, and university-backed non-discrimination policies. The workplace can be quite different, in terms of the openness of and support for LGBTQ+ employees. The following collection of resources is designed to offer a starting point in considering issues faced by LGBTQ+ people in the workplace. There are no hard and fast rules, so you should feel free to address questions on coming out at work and during the job search to career counselors at Career Services.

All staff members of Career Services are active allies of Penn’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities. If you have questions about career planning, concerns about the job search, and are questioning how your sexual orientation might influence your career decisions, we welcome and encourage you to discuss these concerns with a career counselor.

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Career Resources

Location

Phone (215) 898-7531
Email careerservices@vpul.upenn.edu
Website https://careerservices.upenn.edu
Address

McNeil Building Suite 20
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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