Loyola University Chicago

Career Development Center

Student Identity & Interests

The Career Development Center is committed to serving a diverse student body. Career resources for specific population and affinity groups are outlined below. The links below are just a sampling of what is available on the Internet.


The online resources listed below offer specialized career services for persons of color, persons with disabilities and more.

LGBTQIA Students

Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQIA) and are preparing to enter the workforce may face additional career planning challenges related to sexual orientation. Workplace cultures can vary in terms of openness and support for LGBTQIA employees.

In addition to the online resources listed below, Loyola’s Career Development Center offers tools and resources to LGBTQIA students seeking:

  • LGBTQIA-friendly work environments
  • Advice on coming out on resume/cover letter or during an interview
  • Advice on workplace concerns/issues
  • Online/Skype appointments with a career advisor

The following collection of online resources offers a starting point for LGBTQIA individuals entering the workforce.

Fifty Plus Population

Online career resources for 50-plus population

  • AARP Job Board - Job board, articles, employer profiles for workers over 50 years old
  • Encore Careers - Career advice, resources and connections for career changers
  • Retired Brains - Large job source for boomer and retirees
  • What’s Next - Career resources and articles for career changers
  • Workforce50 - Jobs for older workers, resources for mid-life career change


In addition to online resources, there are a number of career services, classes and workshops that can help prepare student-athletes for life after graduation. In order to ensure a smooth transition from student-athlete to working professional, the Career Development Center offers the following resources:

 Online resources include:

Students of Color


Asian Americans

  • Asian-Jobs.com - Job board for bilinguals who speak English and Asian languages
  • GoldSea - Daily news and career resource for Asian Americans
  • NAAAP - Professional networking and career resources for individuals of Asian descent


  • HACE - Job resource for Latino students and professionals
  • Hispanic-jobs.com - Bilingual job resource for English/Spanish speaking individuals
  • LatPro - Job board for Hispanic, Latino and other Spanish and Portuguese bilinguals in the United States and Latin America

Native Americans

Students with Disabilities

Job search tips and research information on employment rights, laws, regulations, and job accommodations for persons with disabilities.

Undocumented Status