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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.

Starting a New Job While Non-Binary | Set Yourself Up for Success

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You’ve made it through the interview process, accepted your job offer, and now you’re off to begin your new job. When you start in your new position and meet your new co-workers, you want to make the best first impression …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
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Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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A Rare Opportunity

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This is part of series of posts by recipients of the 2020 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they spent their summer. You can …

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Making the Most of Career Services Communications

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We know that you get LOTS of communications from all over Penn and at times in can be overwhelming.  Here are TWO QUICK STEPS you can take to make sure that the information you receive from Career Services is …

By Barbara Hewitt
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Interviewing While Non-Binary | Tips for Job Hunting with Confidence

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Interviewing for a job can be scary. Despite the preparation you’ve put in and the research you’ve done on the organization, when you walk (or Zoom) into the interview room, many unknowns still remain.

You don’t know how you’ll connect …

By Joeli Katz - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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National Coming Out Day

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With National Coming Out Day (NCOD) right around the corner (October 11), I found this article that talks about the history behind it, the importance of it, and how you can support the LGBTQ+ community (not only on that day, …

By Kevin Haines
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McNeil Building Suite 20
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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