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Diversity & Careers


WGU is committed to promoting inclusion, respect, and acceptance for differences, equal opportunity, and diversity in all of our operations and endeavors.

General Diversity Job Boards & Resources

DiversityJobs— A job board and career management platform that offers job postings, events, and advice.

Diversity Working - Diversity working is a job search engine that allows you to search from 550,000 active and non-replicated diversity jobs.

Candidates with Disabilities

The Abilities Fund—An organization that provides assistance to individuals with disabilities interested in self-employment and entrepreneurship. - This website features employment resources for people with disabilities including a resume bank.

AbilityLinks is a program that connects a dynamic talent pool of self-identified applicants with disabilities to a network of employers that value disability inclusion.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Up-to-date information from the United States Department of Justice on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Mental Health America - Great information and resources related to working with a mental health condition.
  • “To Disclose or Not to Disclose” - Excellent article with key points to consider related to disclosing a disability to an employer.
  • “Self-Disclosure and Its Impact on Individuals Who Receive Mental Health Services” - Article which discusses disclosure related to psychiatric disabilities.
  • American Association of People with Disabilities - Largest national non-profit disability membership organization in the United States focusing on economic self-sufficiency and political empowerment for all disabled Americans.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation - A U.S. Department of Education funded program that provides services and assistance to help individuals with disabilities prepare for, obtain, and maintain a job. This site also includes information on the Ticket to Work Program (TTW) which helps people who receive Social Security due to a disability find work to keep their health coverage, as well as information on Veterans ReEmployment, which helps veterans with disabilities with employment.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Includes tips on disclosure of a mental health condition, tips for requesting accommodations, information on facing discrimination in the workplace.
  • National Telecommuting Institute - A site that list work-from-home jobs for people with disabilities.
  • Getting Hired - A job searching site geared towards professionals with disabilities; focus on veterans.

Companies with Neurodiversity Hiring Initiatives:

Disability Disclosure & Employment - Choosing to disclose can be a challenging and overwhelming decision. Disclosure is different for everyone, therefore there is not a one-size fits all choice. This handout reviews issues to consider and the pros and cons of when to disclose. 

Federal Employment of People with Disabilities The US Office of Personnel Management site has information to assist job seekers with disabilities better understand how to find and apply for federal service opportunities.

Hire-Ability serves as a bridge between the business community and the mental health system for people who are ready, willing, and able to return to work.

Job Accommodation Network This website offers free resources and information for individuals with physical and intellectual limitations that affect employment.

LimeConnect attracts, prepares, and connects high potential university students and professionals - including veterans - who happen to have all types of disabilities for scholarships, internships, The Lime Connect Fellowship Program, and full-time careers with our corporate partners - the world's leading corporations.

National Business and Disability Council This website offers resources to job seekers with disabilities including webcasts and job search listings from member organizations. 

Resources for Job Seekers and Employers: Website with job search databases, job search assistance, and tools for application building.

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and select private-sector employers with highly motivated college students, graduate students, and recent graduates with disabilities.


LGBTQ Candidates

Diversity Working - Diversity working is a job search engine that allows you to search from 550,000 active and non-replicated diversity jobs.

HRC Employee Resources - Find resources on everything from coming out to addressing workplace discrimination.

HRC Corporate Equality Index - An in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their polices and practices related to LGBTQ employees.

Out for Work - OFW’s programs, resources and services provide assistance to students in the cultivation and enhancement of skills to explore career options, master search techniques and strategies and research employment opportunities.

Out Professionals: A job search and networking website including a directory of businesses, women's network, LGBT events and links, and volunteer opportunities.

Mature Candidates

AARP - Articles and job search resources for workers over 50.

American Job Centers - American Job Centers can help you look for work and offer job search workshops, free computer access, and more.

Career One Stop Resources: Various job resources for mature job seekers.

Diversity Working - Diversity working is a job search engine offers you to search from 550,000 active and non-replicated diversity jobs.

Women Candidates

Women for Hire - Founded in 1999 as the first and only company devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women, Women For Hire offers online career fairs, inspiring speeches and seminars, and customized marketing programs.

Women's Job List - Women's Job List was created to give employers a tool to promote diversity and inclusion within their workplaces, and to provide job seekers with easy access to those companies. 

Women In Technology International — Current and future women in the technology fields will find a supportive community here. Take online classes, attend a seminar, and look for open positions.

National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) — The largest women’s professional association and the largest women business owners’ organization in the country providing resources and services — through education networking and public advocacy — to empower its members to achieve career success and financial security.

Dress for Success — A nonprofit organization that provides interview suits to low-income women seeking employment. No fees are charged ever either to the member organizations or to the women served. 

Multiethnic Candidates

Minority Business Development Agency — A division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the MBDA lists and provides resources for businesses that are headed by minorities and women.

LatPro — Use this site to help you advance your career with expert advice, invitations to job fairs, and an award-winning job board. Post multiple version of your resume and search for employment opportunities specifically for Latino and bilingual workers.

Facts About Race Discrimination — This page delves into the finer points of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects people from employment discrimination. This is a great resource to consult if you think you may have a discrimination case against an employer or if you just want to learn more about it.

SEO-Sponsors for Educational Opportunity - Provides talented college students of color with orientation, training, internships, and on-going career and professional development in many challenging fields, including philanthropy, information technology, law and investment banking. 

Institute for Diversity and Health Equity - Collaborates with educators and health services organizations to expand leadership opportunities to ethnic minorities in health services management. 

IMDiversity - Expands and improves diversity in the workplace. The site features a series of ethno-centric villages (African-American village, Asian-American village, etc.) where visitors can search for jobs, post resumes, and read articles of interest to those with particular cultural backgrounds.