My Iona

Special Populations

The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development and its staff celebrates and supports all Iona students and alumni. We provide resources and services to meet the career development and job search needs of Iona’s diverse student and alumni populations. Feel free to review these resources that are available to you!

  • Professional Diversity Network: Providing diverse communities with a trusted professional network, which pairs members with employers who are serious about building a diverse workforce to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse customer base.
  • Diversity Working: Largest diversity job board available online.
  • INSIGHT Into Diversity: For over 40 years, INSIGHT Into Diversity has connected potential employees with institutions and businesses choosing to embrace a workforce more reflective of our local and national communities.
  • National Multicultural Institute: One of the most experienced organizations in the field of diversity training.
  • is driven by its commitment to workforce diversity and quality staffing. Our clients include Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies.
  • Minority Executive Search, Inc.: They specialize in female and minority job placement.
  • Equal Opportunity Publications: Diversity recruitment web site that publishes career magazine for women, members of minority groups and people with disabilities.
  • Social Justice In Action: A list of 100 key websites and organizations focused on social justice topics of Civil Rights & Community Organizations, Women’s Rights Groups, Health Rights & Advocacy, Elder & disabled Advocacy, as well as other social justice topics such as child advocacy, immigration policy, employment discrimination and legal representation.
  • Diversity Employment: Diversity Employment has many links to sites offering a wide variety of information including Fortune 500 companies offering same-sex partner health care benefits and/or sexual orientation nondiscrimination policies.

Veterans at Iona University are part of a unique population. Unlike many traditional college students, you have already had training and job experience in the military. It may not be easy, however, to connect those experiences with potential majors and future job targets. Student veterans are uniquely positioned for academic achievement and success due to their military training, personal characteristics, work ethic, and steadfast commitment.

  • Recruit Military: Database of job opportunities from companies who look to recruit veterans.
  • Job board along with resources for the job search.
  • Veterans Affairs: Website for veterans with resources and an FAQ.

We are here to support the career needs for those who identify in the LGBTQA+ community. The resources below will help you in your job search process by conducting company research, empower you to know your rights in the workplace, and help you make informed decisions.

  • Human Rights Campaign: The nation’s most comprehensive and regularly updated database of corporate policies and workplace laws. Search by company for LGBTQ policies, health benefits, etc.
  • Lambda Legal: Learn about the legal protection for LGBT people and their families.
  • NOGLSTP: A professional society that educates and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students and professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
  • Out Professionals: The nation’s largest gay & lesbian networking organization. Annual dues but many benefits include email notices of job openings.
  • The Transgender Job Bank: The Transgender Job Bank is a free service provided to assist members of the transgender community gain employment and to assist employers in tapping this often overlooked segment of the population.
  • Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation: The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.

An American internship, part time job or even a credible volunteer experience in your field is extremely important if you wish to find after-graduation employment in the U.S. Below are some resources to assist you in the job search process.

  • USCIS H-1B Data Hub: The H-1B program allows employers in the United States to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require the theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor's degree or higher in the specific specialty, or its equivalent. The H-1B Employer Data Hub includes data from fiscal year 2009 through fiscal year 2020 (quarter 1) on employers who have submitted petitions to employ H-1B non-immigrant workers.
  • MyVisa Jobs: Allows you to learn which employers have utilized H-1B visas for a three-year period and also provides other excellent resources.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information, for 325 occupational profiles, covering about 4 out of 5 jobs in the economy.
  • Black Career Women's Network: Black Career Women is a unique professional resource for corporations, managers and individuals who are committed to developing and supporting successful career strategies and skills for black women.
  • The Black Perspective: Access news, blogs, helpful articles and an online magazine, career opportunities, and more career resources.
  • Black Career Network: Black Career Network makes your job search as productive as possible, because the employers who post on our site are specifically seeking to hire aspiring African American employees.
  • PIVOT Magazine: PIVOT magazine is the premier corporate lifestyle and career development publication for affluent African American corporate professionals.
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals: The National Association of Asian American Professionals is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service and networking.
  • Goldsea: is a large, fully featured magazine site, started in 1998, aimed at Asian Americans. This site publishes interviews and profiles of successful Asian Americans and career outlook.
  • AsianLife: Asian professionals can cultivate their careers, connect with people, and be a part of the exploding global Asian community.
  • HACU – Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities: Thousands of young Hispanics benefit from HACU with internships, scholarships, college retention and advancement programs, precollegiate support, and career development opportunities and programs.
  • Hispanic Today: Articles, resources and jobs serving Hispanics.
  • Saludos: Specializes in joining the Hispanic bilingual professional with companies looking for diversity in the workplace.
  • Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement: HACE is a national organization with over 22 years of experience developing a pipeline of Latino professional talent from high school to college and on to the professional years.
  • iHispano: iHispano makes your job search as productive as possible, because the employers who post on our site are specifically seeking to hire aspiring Hispanic employees.
  • Latpro: Latpro acts as a conduit between the career-focused professional and potential employers.
  • Native American Jobs: Family-owned and operated business that helps Job Seekers find the job of their dreams, in their home area or nationwide.
  • News on Women: A resource with news about the accomplishment of women in business, education, arts and sciences. Also offers a nice area with career news for women.
  • Women in Business & Industry: Access news, blogs, helpful articles and an online magazine, career opportunities and more career resources.
  • Women for Hire: A comprehensive array of recruitment services for women.
  • Feminist Majority Foundation Online: A campaign dedicated to the women's movement, including current news and activities.
  • Catalyst: Accelerates progress for women through workplace inclusion.