As President Leebron wrote in 2016, "We want to be clear that all of our students — whether citizens or not, whether born in the U.S. or not, whether recognized as immigrants or not — are a cherished part of our community, and we will always work to assure their ability to complete their studies and pursue their dreams."
We want to do our part in helping YOU figure out your next step(s) to achieve your professional goals -- inside and outside the hedges.
Career counselors are available by appointment to assist you with a wide array of career planning topics and any other professional questions you may have. For quick help, take advantage of our ‘no appointment needed’ policy with our same day drop-in service, available when class is in session. Our career counselors can help answer your questions with 10-15 minute long appointments from 12-1PM, Monday through Friday (first come, first served).
We’re here to listen and learn, and we look forward to connecting with you at a workshop, information session, or one-on-one appointment.
We will neither ask for nor request immigration status. If disclosed, we will not reveal your status to anyone.
Below are some resources for DACA, undocumented, and other resident immigrant students, alumni, and professionals that have been compiled by the Center for Career Development (CCD) in collaboration with the Student Association: Undocumented Student Support Services Group. External resources listed are not created or updated by the CCD, the SA, or Rice in general.
The CCD is committed to personal and professional growth, and would love your help in adding to this list. If you have an additional career resource, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you.
DACA & Employment Resources
About DACA and Employment - Provides information about how DACA students should handle communication with an employer
Employer Rights with DACA - Provides answers to common questions about DACA student rights in employment.
Alternative Work - Summarizes alternative forms of working rather than your standard worker-employer relationship
MyUndocumentedLife - Since 2011, this volunteer-run organization has provided scholarship opportunities and other resources to undocumented students on this platform
Summer Experience Fund - The Summer Experience Fund is meant to provide funding for students who have a summer internship or research experience secured with less than $5,000 in compensation.
Rice Access and Opportunity Portal - More financial support for students is available here.
CCD’s Alternative Funding Opportunities Guide - The Alternative Funding Opportunities Guide is a list of funding opportunities found at and outside of Rice. Links to each opportunity is listed on the document (Rice does not endorse links that are not at Rice).
Professional Organizations and Associations
Pre-Health Dreamers (PHD) - Pre-Health Dreamers is a network of over 1,000 pre-health undocumented students, and their allies, throughout the United States. It provides guidance on health career pathways for undocumented students.