Recruiting Programs and Employment Resources for Diverse Populations

A number of employers offer special recruiting opportunities for diverse populations. A few important things to know:

  • Each employer will specify who qualifies for their diversity recruiting programs. Opportunities are often available for candidates who identify as: women, persons of color, underrepresented populations, LGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities.
  • Sometimes these diversity initiatives are specific events (workshops, one-day events, preview programs, conferences) and sometimes there are postings for specific positions.
  • This list is not exhaustive and will be updated periodically as our team learns of more opportunities. If you learn of a program that is not included, let us know: [email protected].
  • GW’s Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement Office also has a wealth of resources including tools for students.
Resources That Can Assist in Evaluating Employers

Please note: be sure to review the evaluation criteria for each of these resources.

Programs/Organizations That Span Multiple Sectors
  • Affirmative Action Jobs Career Website
  • Jobs postings from diversity employers
  • Forte Foundation: programs for women motivated to rise up in business
    • Undergrad Conferences:
      • College to Business Leadership Conference
      • College Fast Track to Finance Conference
      • Women of Color College Leadership Conference
    • MBA Events:
      • MBA Forums
      • MBA Leadership Conference
      • MBA Financial Services FAST Track
  • INROADS: mission is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership
  • Insight Into Diversity:  Diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education and beyond
  • Jopwell: the leading career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals
  • The Lime Network: an exclusive resource for university students, and professionals – including veterans – who happen to have disabilities
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT): MLT’s distinctive model provides the know-how, navigation systems and network to ensure talented underrepresented minorities are able to get on and stay on the path to senior leadership.
  • Out for Undergrad: offers 4 unique conferences for high-achieving LGBTQ+ students
    • O4U Business
    • O4U Engineering
    • O4U Marketing
    • O4U Tech
  • SEO Career: recruits and trains high achieving Black, Hispanic and Native American college students for challenging summer internships that lead to coveted full-time jobs
Arts, Media and Communication
Business Schools
Financial Services
Higher Education
Management Consulting
Politics & Policy
DACAmented & Undocumented
LGBTQIA+ Resources

General Resources

Job and Internship Search Resources

Disability Resources
Neurodiversity Resources
Resources for Women: Job, Internship and Funding
Professional Association and Networking Groups
General U.S. Labor & Employment Resources