Identity and Affinity Based Career Resources

The Career Engagement Office offers tailored support for students exploring the intersection of career and identity. Within this page are some resources we have collected to build community-based and affinity groups. Within each link, you will find websites and resources to connect with others based on interests, needs or networking opportunities.

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Exploring an element of your identity as it relates to your unique career development journey is important. You might be here seeking support groups and resources to help you navigate through the reflective or actionable stages of transitioning to life after SU.  We have curated sample resources here, including the story below. 


GSBA is the largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce in North America. They host a variety of events, mixers, and networking opportunities that you can take advantage of. Contact them for more information!

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality. They host an annual summit you might consider attending. 

ILGA is the world federation of national and local organizations dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people across the globe. Want to make an international impact? See how you might get involved.

Students of Color

Seattle Chapter of The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)

NAAAP is a non-profit professional organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through networking, respecting Asian multiculturalism, and supporting diversity and community service. 

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI): 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): 

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC):  

This is a membership-based organization that is ready to welcome future black leaders as they make significant contributions to the world of business. See if an organization like this interests you. 

African Amercan / Black Students

Seattle Urban League Young Professional Chapter (SULYP):

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP): 

The Center for Global Inclusion: 

Undocumented Students

Connect with a community seeking to empower all people, regardless of where they are born. Legal support and resources are provided, in addition to community events, including events from Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network.  

Washington Dream Coalition:

Community-based organizing, education, and advocacy addressing the inequities and obstacles faced by undocumented immigrants in Washington state. 

United We Dream:

The largest immigrant youth-led network provides online resources, toolkits, and involvement opportunities.

UndocuBlack Network: and  

A first-of-its-kind space for black undocumented folks to heal, organize, and be empowered by each other. The Convening will create a safe space for black undocumented folks to develop acceptance, to own their stories, and be active in creating change for our communities.  

My Undocumented Life:

My Undocumented Life aims to provide timely and practical information for undocumented immigrants, including scholarship opportunities and tips on navigating the education system. 

Veteran Students

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) 
Visit WDVA for a comprehensive list of local resources and referrals for Veterans. The resources include, but are not limited to Counseling, Education, Housing Resources, Reentry Programs, etc. 

United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)   
The Veteran Affairs (VA) department provides various national program, resources and career opportunities. 

Veterans in Global Leadership (VGL) 
VGL is a non-profit that seeks to train, mentor and empower student veterans to become global leaders. VGL is a 12-month leadership fellowship for student veterans. VGL believes in the power of veterans to fulfill vital leadership roles across all sectors. 

International Students

Redhawk Landing’s mentoring and networking platform opens doors for students and alumni alike, connecting them to a powerful online resource where Seattle University's community members can build purposeful connections and mentoring.

  • Join a group
  • Seek a mentor or mentor a students
  • Share your expertise in a discussion
  • Connect with both students and alumni

CareerShift's one-stop-shop platform allows students and alumni to search, store, and organize their job and internship searches and networking contacts. CareerShift offers the most comprehensive online resource designed to support the #1 request of job seekers: an easy-to-use website to conduct and organize their job search.

International alumni can use the H1-B Visa Sponsorship filter to view postings that indicate organizations’ willingness to sponsor visa holders.