LGBTQIA+ Students

The Center for Career Development is committed to empowering all students to pursue personally meaningful careers. We work with students of all backgrounds, identities and interests. 

The resources outlined below are not meant to be exhaustive, and are intended to supplement your exploration. 

In addition to reviewing these, we recommend you meet with a career adviser. You do not have to have anything figured out before an advising appointment. Advisers can help you talk through your questions, figure out what interests you and how to start putting together a personalized plan. 

Career Resources

Career advising: We offer in person and virtual one-on-one advising for undergraduate and graduate students. Students of all years, interests and stages of their career development can make an appointment. Learn more about what you can expect during a career advising appointment. 

Career assessments: Discover your interests and possible career paths you can explore during your time at Princeton.

Career Compass: Learn about different career paths and read advice and reflections from Princeton alumni about their experiences (including alumni interested in speaking with LGBTQIA+ students).    

Guides: Review our guides on common topics including resumes and cover letters, networking, interviewing and more.

Vault: Articles featuring organizations with demonstrated commitment to diversity and advice on being your authentic self in the workplace.

Campus Resources

Gender + Sexuality Resource Center: Fosters a supportive and inclusive campus community for women, femme, trans and queer Princetonians through collaborative programming, education, advocacy and mentorship.

Access, Diversity and Inclusion Team at the Graduate School: Supports students to achieve their full potential through mentorship, programming and partnership with academic departments.

Common Advising Topics

  • Getting started with your career development
  • Understanding and articulating the strengths you already possess
  • Choosing majors
  • Exploring careers inside and outside academia
  • Figuring out summer plans
  • Identifying LGBTQIA+ friendly employers with a commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Decisions about communicating identity in your application materials, during interviews and in the workplace
  • Choosing interview and work attire
  • Creating and reviewing CVs, resumes and cover letters