The Rice University Center for Career Development is committed to assisting ALL students in finding and making their place in the world, including our LGBTQ+ Owls! With the rapidly changing local, state, and national landscapes as they relate to LGBTQ+ rights, including employment and public accommodation protections, navigating the career development process can be confusing and challenging. Career counselors are available by appointment to assist you with a wide array of career planning issues. Below are some key resources for LGBTQ+ students, alumni, and professionals.
Human Rights Campaign – Corporate Equality Index: The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. This can be a wonderful tool as you explore organizations supportive of LGBTQ+ rights.
Pride at Work: Pride At Work is a nonprofit organization that represents LGBTQ union members and their allies. They aim to educate the LGBTQ Community about the benefits of a union contract for LGBTQ working people, and to build support and solidarity for the union movement in the LGBTQ community.
Out & Equal: Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender 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. There is also a local Houston Chapter, along with LGBT CareerLink, a job board for LGBT job seekers.
LGBTQ Students & College Affordability: A list of LGBTQ+-specific resources and scholarships to help make college (more) affordable!
Take advantage of our ‘no appointment needed’ policy with our same day Drop-In service. Our career counselors can help answer your questions with 10-15 minute long appointments from 12-1pm M-F while classes are in session, on a first come, first served basis.
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