LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)

Affinity Resources:

  • LGBTQ+ Career Resources Brochure: The USC Career Center staff are allies of USC’s LGBTQ+ communities. We offer a wide range of resources and services through drop-in and scheduled appointments, as well as events and workshops with many LGBTQ-friendly employers. You can also find career management information 24/7 on connectSC.
  • Career Access Resource Library (CARL): The CARL system is designed to help you access career-related links and resources useful for career exploration as well as graduate school, internship, and fellowship searches. A great feature of CARL is that users can build a bibliography of relevant links and receive the bibliography via email.
  • Human Rights Campaign – Workplace Issues: As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans, the Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC’s vision a reality. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. Their website has a number of resources on issues and topics specific to the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Out & Equal Workplace Advocates: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality. They partner with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to provide executive leadership development, comprehensive training and consultation, and professional networking opportunities that build inclusive and welcoming work environments.
  • Out for Undergraduate (O4U): O4U’s mission is to help high-achieving LGBTQ undergraduates reach their full potential. Each year, O4U selects a diverse class of top-performing LGBTQ students from around the country. We invite them to attend industry-focused conferences: weekend-long summits where they work with LGBTQ professionals to educate students about job opportunities in highly competitive industries — and inspire them to pursue challenging, ambitious careers. These conferences offer LGBTQ students a chance to learn about careers in their fields of choice, encounter great job opportunities, make new friends, meet new mentors, and build supportive professional networks.  Conferences take place in the fall, application deadlines are in the spring prior!
  • Out Professionals: Out Professionals is the nation’s leading LGBT non-profit network, with close to 1,000 members and over 5,000 email subscribers representing dozens of different work backgrounds and some 600 companies. At Out Professionals, you are sure to meet a wide range of friendly, interesting and worthwhile people, with the potential to become social and professional allies; successful people, who can advance your career or help you make a career transition.
  • Pride at Work: Pride At Work is a nonprofit organization that represents LGBTQ union members and their allies. They are an officially recognized constituency group of the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations) that organizes mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBTQ Community to further social and economic justice.