As a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) or questioning person entering into the workforce you may have some questions and concerns about how to approach various aspects of your career development. Some frequent questions are: whether to come “out” on the job, if one put LGBTQ+ activities on a resume, how to know if a company is LGBTQ+ friendly, and what recourse do individuals have if they experience anti-LGBTQ+ bias?

Many of these questions do not have clear-cut answers. Each individual needs to assess their situation and their comfort level with how open to be about their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. One thing that is clear-cut is that the more you plan, think about, and practice your answers to these concerns and questions, the more confident, comfortable, and successful you will be in your career.

Career & Professional Development is here help you research companies and explore some of these questions. In this section, you will find blog posts from our career advisors and guest authors that address the specific intersection of your LGBTQ+ identity with your job or internship search.

LGBTQ+ Job/Internship Search Tools
CLEAR Jobs Board

Helpful Links

DU Pride Portal
LGBTQ+ Professional & Student Associations
Out for Undergrad
HRC Corporate Equality Index
Colorado LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
Out Professionals

*UPDATED* Career & Professional Development Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan Underway

DEI Phases

The team within Career & Professional Development takes our work around diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) very seriously. DEI values inform and guide our work as a department, and we are committed to ensuring that our services and resources meet …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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Professional Attire Basics: Understanding Dress Expectations for the Interview and at Work


For some people in their first internship or moving into a new industry, learning about professional dress expectations and business attire can be daunting. What’s the difference between business casual and business professional? What’s appropriate to wear at a start-up? What …

By Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman Assistant Director Kyle Inselman
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Knowing Your Rights as an LGBTQ+ Worker


One of the unfortunate realities that LGBTQ+ people have to contend with is the potential for bias and discrimination in the workplace. While many more companies and organizations are becoming affirming and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ workers, some job seekers …

By Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman Assistant Director Kyle Inselman
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Recordings of Prior Career Programs: LGBTQ+ Focus

Rainbow Flags

Career & Professional Development has hosted several webinars recently. Below, you will find recordings of webinars focused on LGBTQ+ students and alumni, featuring panels of alumni and friends of DU sharing their experiences of being LGBTQ+ in their careers.

Career …

By Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman Assistant Director Kyle Inselman
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Resources for Practicing Self-Care Right Now

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We recently held the third and final part of our Idealist Live series, Self-Care for Everybody. In our final event, I had the opportunity to moderate an honest and informative conversation with Holistic Life Foundation’s Ali Smith and Jessica Kennedy …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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