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LGBTQIA+

Explore this community to connect with mentors and employers with our LBGTQIA+ allies!

While there are many laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender or sexuality, there are still many questions and concerns that you may have when navigating the job search. Questions like, “Will I be supported as a transgender or non binary person within this company?” or, “Will I be able to speak outwardly about my partner/s and family at my workplace?”

The Center for Career & Calling is a place where you can navigate these questions and find resources to utilize when entering the workforce. We want to support you in bringing your full self  here and are committed to helping you find inclusive environments when you leave the University and start your career.

LGBTQIA+ Friendly Job Search Engines

Interview Resources

Helpful tips on type of questions to ask during an interview as well as dressing gender neutral for interviews.

Is the company an Ally?

Different resources for students to be able to research if a potential company they are interested in working for is LGBTQIA+ friendly and how these companies value their LGBTQIA+ employees.

Navigating the Workplace

Getting Started at Work
Resources on how to navigate coming out conversations in the workplace and how to feel empowered as an LGBTQIA+ individual in the workplace.

Know Your Rights at Work
Resources to educate students on rights and protections awarded to LGBTQIA+ people in the workplace.

Should you tell a potential employer that you’re LGBTQ+?

When it comes to being part of the LGBTQ+ community, openness is an extremely personal choice. This goes for not just your personal life, but your professional life as well. It’s understandable to be nervous and unsure about disclosing your …

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Top careers for LGBTQ+ job seekers

If you’re a student or job seeker who identifies as LGBTQ+, you might consider incorporating it into your search for a fulfilling career. Representation of LGBTQ+ people is sorely lacking in many areas of the workforce. But in certain industries, …

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How to handle LGBTQ+ discrimination at work

Being discriminated against at work for any reason is wrong, but especially when it’s due to your sexual orientation, gender identity, or race. Those reasons are particularly egregious. What can be done in such a situation? Know this: you have …

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Essential Social Skills You Need to Advance Your Career

Having the right social skills is key to succeeding in both remote and in-person office environments. Below are the six most important social skills you’ll need to continue to advance your career.

1. Communication

Few social skills are as important …

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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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The Only 7 Career-Readiness Tips You Really Need to Know

Deciding what to do after school and how to prepare for life after college can be stressful and time-consuming. But it doesn't have to be. If you follow the below seven stress-free tips, you'll be well prepared for the next …

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Career Resources

Contact & Location

Phone
360-688-2835
Address

Administrative Office:
Center for Career and Calling: Old Main 257
Internship Navigators:
Internship Hub: Harned Hall 113
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Daily Drop-in Appointment Only (via Zoom)
Monday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm