Students in the BIPOC Community

Students in the BIPOC Community

Your identities can be an important part of your career, and may influence how you explore your options, prepare your story, decide on opportunities, or approach your career goals. TC NEXT is dedicated to providing information and resources that can support you as a student who identifies as BIPOC. The below resources can help you answer questions regarding connecting with community, evaluating potential employers, the job search, understanding your legal rights, and more

TC Specific

Registered Student Organizations Directory: Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Circle, TCCS: Teachers College China Society, TCTC: Teachers College Taiwanese Club, Association of Latin American Students (ALAS), CLS: Coalition of Latinx Scholars, BSN: Black Student Network, and more!

  1. Latinos for Education: “We support an ecosystem of Latino education leaders to access highly influential roles and opportunities. The Aspiring Latino Leaders Fellowship, Latino Board Fellowship, and our members-only platform EdCentro provide pathways for the increased representation and impact of Latino education leaders. Through our programming and support, we are infusing more Latino talent into positions of influence in the education sector.”  

  2. Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents [ALAS]: “founded on the need for increased Latino leadership representation in schools across the nation. ALAS cultivates all leaders committed to ensuring equitable outcomes for all students with an emphasis on Latino youth.” ALAS offers paid individual memberships. 

  3. The Association of Black Psychologists: “The Association of Black Psychologists was founded in San Francisco in 1968 by a number of Black Psychologists from across the country. They united to actively address the serious problems facing Black Psychologists and the larger Black community.” ABPsi offers paid memberships which include a subscription to the The Journal of Black Psychology and The PsychDiscourse News Journal, access to ABPsi's on-line Career Center, opportunities to submit articles for consideration of publication in ABPsi journals, a listing in the ABPsi Black Wellness Directory, reduced Annual Convention registration fees, voting privileges, and mentoring opportunities. 

  4. Black Career Women’s Network (BCWN) is a “national career development organization dedicated to fostering the professional growth of black women” through mentoring, coaching, community, events & workshops. 

  5. The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) “is the nation’s premier non-profit organization devoted to furthering the academic success for the nation’s children – particularly children of African descent.” Also, NABSE’s Career Center “offers one of the most comprehensive career and recruiting sites for the education profession– whether you are a special educator, elementary school principal, human resource director or superintendent”

  6. American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association (AMENA-PSY) is dedicated to “building a supportive network to enhance the professional development of the American Arab/MENA psychological workforce, as well as to promote the wellbeing of Arab/MENA communities in North America through research, education, advocacy, and the advancement of ethical practice.”

  7. The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) “is the premier leadership organization for Asian and Asian American professionals in North America, with 30 chapters, several thousand active members, and a reach of more than 20,000 professionals.” The Career Center allows NAAAP members and non-members alike to search for jobs and careers, and to post resumes.

  8. Understanding your rights in the workplace can help you to advocate for yourself and ensure that you are receiving fair and lawful treatment by your employer. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against employment discrimination on the basis of race and color as well as national origin, sex, or religion. Read more Facts about Race/Color Discrimination to learn what race/color discrimination is and the different categories that discrimination can fall under in professional settings.  

Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)

  1. Jopwell provides a search tool for opportunities with partner companies seeking to hire Black, Latinx, and Native American candidates. 

  2. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity process began in 2001 and is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America. The results are derived exclusively from corporate survey submissions from companies with at least 750 employees in the U.S. Companies are evaluated within the context of their own industries. 

  3. National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) hosts job listings from “American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native businesses, governments and organizations on their website. NCAI was established in 1944 in response to the termination and assimilation policies the US government forced upon tribal governments in contradiction of their treaty rights and status as sovereign nations. To this day, protecting these inherent and legal rights remains the primary focus of NCAI.”

“Nativehire was designed to streamline the job search process for its applicants by working with employers who are actively looking to hire Native Americans. This helps the employers meet their TERO ordinance requirements and helps applicants find work on or near the reservations. You will see that Nativehire not only posts jobs but it also posts local training opportunities, apprenticeship programs and job fairs.”

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