The Career & Co-op Center is committed to supporting and celebrating all facets of a student’s identity. Explore this page to find resources, advice and opportunities specific to BIPOC students and alumni.


Why Your Organization Should Close in Celebration of Juneteenth

Illustration by Marian Blair

Alongside a growing number of employers across the country, the Idealist office is closed on Monday, June 19 in celebration of Juneteenth, which commemorates the official ending of slavery in the United States on June 19th, 1865.

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Supporting Your Career Journey: 14 Black Professionals Share Their Advice 

Check out this advice from Handshake on the importance of supporting young Black professionals entering the workforce.

By Kate Loughlin
Kate Loughlin Coordinator, Cooperative Education
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Sustaining Conversations About Diversity and Inclusion at Work

A renewed commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace has shone a light on the importance of connecting with co-workers and creating a safe environment for open dialogue. And one way to proactively facilitate this dialogue is through book-club style discussion groups.

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Winning at Diversity Interviews: Essential Tips

Companies increasingly recognize the value of diverse teams in driving innovation, creativity, and overall success. As such, many organizations are placing a strong emphasis on diversity-focused recruiting, seeking candidates who not only have the right skills and experience but also bring unique perspectives and backgrounds to the table.

By Ivy Exec
Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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5 Ways Entry-Level Employees Can Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work

Diversity and inclusion have long been buzzwords that companies parade—often for marketing purposes. But in the past few years, more and more job seekers and employees, particularly millennials and Gen Z, are vetting companies by their diversity and inclusion track …

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UMass Lowell’s Career & Co-op Center is pleased to offer a comprehensive recruiting system called Handshake. This system provides customized …

Asian Career Network

Provides Asian communities with a trusted professional network, which pairs members with employers who are serious about building a diverse …

National Association of Asian American Professionals

The premier leadership organization for Asian and Asian American professionals in North America. NAAAP is a volunteer-run non-profit that inspires, …

An experienced job-board for corporate recruiters who are seeking experienced diverse Hispanic candidates.

An experienced job-board for corporate recruiters who are seeking experienced diverse Latinx candidates.

A national resource for Hispanic and Latinx jobseekers and for employers seeking to increase diversity in their workforce.

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