Student Identities/Affinities

Why is identity important to your career development? 

Because you should be able to be your authentic self in any role, career path, and workplace. Our identities define who we are – whether we are a first-generation student, an international student, or a student a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. These identities, especially when they intersect, cause all of us to have unique experiences, strengths, and challenges, so the better you can understand your strengths as well as ways to tackle the unique challenges, the better prepared you will be for your career. Plus, embracing your identity within your career can help you connect with similar and like-minded individuals, creating community and relationships within your career.

UNLV Career Launch has built unique identity and affinity community pages for UNLV students to explore, learn, and connect with resources, people and opportunities related to that identity or affinity.

Start exploring now!

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What To Do When You Don’t Feel Qualified?

In this empowering episode of the Young Black and Professional podcast, our guest, Breanna Foreman, shares her career journey, offering invaluable advice on navigating the professional landscape, especially when faced with self-doubt.

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First-Generation College Student Career Barriers (and How to Overcome Them)

I was a first-generation college student, and while I’ve held numerous jobs over the past decade, the struggles that began in college still have a lasting effect on me today. Unfortunately, many of the issues we first-generation college students (or …

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Passion vs. Career: How to Merge Them Together!

This week on the Young Black and Professional Podcast we have a former Recent Grad Boot Camp Student who is making big moves with her career and the areas that she’s currently passionate about! She currently works as Clinical Research …

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Available Mentors

Barney Abramson

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Aleenah Ansari

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Nemi Banigo

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James Cook

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Ansbert Dodoo (MSc)

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Rey Dubrawska

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José García Cruz

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Mbakaya K

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Frederic Liu

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Daniel Locko

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Ale Lopez

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Nikki Minard

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Tools & Resources

The Miseducation of the Underrepresented Job Seeker

Jennifer Tardy’s free guide, downloadable below contains information to empower historically underrepresented job seekers on:

Tips & Insights to transform …

This episode is all about grad school and what you need to succeed! Dr. Des goes into some tips on …

National Urban League Job Network

The Urban League Job Network is backed by the National Urban League and is dedicated to helping diverse students find …

African American Professional Associations

Compilation of links to the leading African American professional associations, many with career and job sites of their own, collected …

If you’ve ever wondered why you didn’t get a call back from a job you knew you were qualified for …

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