Protected Populations / International Students

Protected populations are groups of people under federal, state, and local law who are protected from employers making any employment decision, policy or practice with regard to certain characteristics of the group.  The resources below will not only inform you about your individual civil rights, but also direct you to resources, programs and search engines that will support your search process and professional growth.

The following is a collection of websites that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities who are seeking employment. It is important to know your rights and responsibilities before you begin your job or internship search.  The resources below will not only inform you about your individual civil rights, but also direct you to resources, programs and search engines that will support your search process and professional growth.

Job / Internship Search

Resources & Programs

Rights & Benefits

Additional Information

American Association for People with Disabilities


Disclaimer: Please note that the links to other websites are provided as a source of information but are not maintained or endorsed by Winona State University, Career Services.

The following is a collection of websites that provide assistance to military veterans who are seeking employment.  We realize that student veterans will possess a unique set of skills acquired through active duty and we encourage you to make an appointment with Career Services to help you not only identify your transferable skills and career goals, but also to help you craft a more “civilian-friendly” resume.  The first set of links provides you with some job search web sites, while the second set offers more additional information veteran students may find useful.  However, we encourage you to start with the MnSCU My Military GPS LifePlan as you begin the transition to school.

 

Job Search Web Sites


Additional Resources


Who Do I Contact?

To set-up a career counseling appointment, email career@winona.edu or call 507-457-5878, or in person at Career Services at 314 Maxwell. Rochester students call 507-280-5079 or stop in person at SS125. To meet with Veteran's Assistance at WSU contact their Maxwell Hall office at 507-457-5109.

As a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender (GLBT) student preparing for entry into the workforce, you may find yourself faced with additional career planning challenges related to your sexual orientation. We hope that WSU has been a supportive environment and you have become acquainted with  our  Inclusion & Diversity Office, active student groups (Full Spectrum: WSU's Gender and Sexuality Alliance) and university-backed non-discrimination policies. The workplace can be quite different, in terms of the openness of and support for GLBT employees. The following collection of resources is designed to offer a starting point in considering issues faced by GLBT people in the workplace.

Helpful Links -

National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education

Out Professionals

LGBT Careerlink:  This organization offers a direct recruiting route to the LGBT community through its job database, job resource page, and professional profiles for members.

Pride at Work:  We organize mutual support between the organized Labor Movement and the LGBT Community for social and economic justice.

Human Rights Campaign

Echelon Magazine:  "the Gay and Lesbian Business News Magazine" offers business news and information targeted to the GLBT community. They also have an employment board.

Equal Opportunity Publications

INSIGHT:  "Connecting diverse professionals to diverse careers"

Top Companies for LGBT Employees

Sexual Orientation and Career Decision Making

Lambda Legal

Please note that the links to other websites are provided as a source of information, but are not maintained or endorsed by Winona State University, Career Services.

Out For Work Bronze Level LGBTQ Career Center Certification Logo

Winona State University's Career Center is proud to display the bronze level certification for the Out For Work Assessment 2014-2015.  Out for Work functions as a complimentary component in the educational experience of LGBTQ students, primarily in the development, evaluation, initiation and implementation of career plans and opportunities.  OFW's programs, resources and services provide assistance to students in the cultivation and enhancement of skills to explore career options, master search techniques and strategies and research employment opportunities.  Feel free to meet with one of our advisors to review the OFW career resource library.

 

WSU welcomes students from around the world and encourages all international students to visit this website and our offices in the Warrior Success Center! We are here to assist you in preparing resumes, cover letters, for interviews, your job / internship searches and to answer any questions you may have regarding career development issues.


Visa's / International Student Status

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

OPT for Science, Technology, Engineering or Math Students

Finding an internship in the United States