Are you in the process of applying for internships and jobs?
University of Hartford’s Career and Professional Development Center can help you with résumé writing, mock interviews, questions to ask, and salary negotiation by attending workshops and presentations in the career studio:
- Resume Bootcamp
- Networking Nights
- Listen Up with UHart Alumni
- Career Fairs
- Career Studio Takeover Days
Why Use LinkedIn?
Your LinkedIn profile is your online professional presence. It serves as an online résumé, in which you have expanded space to discuss and describe more about your work and leadership experiences. Furthermore, LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool. Once your profile is established, you can use LinkedIn to “meet” people in your field, University of Hartford alumni, and stay in touch with past professional contacts.
LinkedIn also provides easy access to articles and thought-leaders in your field of interest. You can use the LinkedIn news feed to help you stay connected to current events in your field, stay up to date on what is happening at a specific company, and learn from important leaders in your area of study.
Helpful Resources to Get Started
When an employer makes you an offer, it may be appropriate to negotiate your salary. Negotiating salaries is challenging, and can be risky. As with answering the desired salary question, it is important to be knowledgeable about the market and your field before you begin negotiating. To get started, here are some helpful resources:
The Office of Career and Professional Development is committed to assisting queer students in gaining knowledge of professional development and employment opportunities and in developing the necessary skills to secure gainful employment in the chosen career field upon graduation.
Our goal is to welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning students and help prepare them for a job or internship search. We also want to support them in thinking through the additional career planning challenges related to sexual orientation or gender identity.
The following collection of resources is designed to offer a starting point in considering issues faced by queer people in an employment or internship search and the culture of the workplace. There are no right or wrong answers or rules, only what is right for you. We encourage students to feel free to address questions or concerns as an queer applicant during an internship and/or employment search process and remain committed to advise, support and advocate for students in any way.
The following are LGBTQ resources that may be of help:
- Corporate Equality Index: HRC's Corporate Equality Index report, released each fall, provides an in-depth analysis and rating of large U.S. employers and their policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.
- LGBT Career Link: Find jobs, learn about employment at diversity-friendly companies and research careers by networking with your LGBT and allied colleagues.
- National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC): Business advocate for LGBT owned and friendly businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, and corporations.
- Lamda Legal: National LGBT civil rights organization; web site includes information about workplace discrimination cases.
- Center for Gender Sanity: Advice and assistance for all aspects of gender transition in the workplace.
- Transgender Law and Policy Institute: non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society.
- National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education: Includes job listings for college and university positions.
Our Office also offers regular career events and worshops, such as queer panels, where you can learn more about our resources and opportunities.