A-Z Index

LGBTQ Student Resources

LGBTQ students face unique challenges in their career search. Below are links and resources that will be helpful for students to begin job and internship searches.

Job Search Research

One of the easiest things to do to begin your job or internship search is research if a company or organization is inclusive and accepting to LGBTQ applicants and employees.

Some places you can search include:

Other resources to check:

Interview Attire

LGBTQ students can struggle with choosing interview attire that fits their personality and gender identity while also fitting into a conservative professional corporate culture.

While it is important to wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident, it is also important to match the atmosphere and culture of the organization you are interviewing with. Speaking to someone in the organization’s human resources department may be necessary to help prevent any misunderstandings.

This article from The Balance has several gender-neutral interview attire tips and recommendations.

LGBTQ Job Boards

There are several online job listing sites that post positions with companies who want to intentionally recruit LGBTQ students.

Many metropolitan areas also host LGBTQ themed career fairs throughout the year.

There are also several professional associations in a variety of industries for LGBTQIA individuals and allies to join. The Human Rights Campaign has a list of several national groups.

Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources

Several unique scholarships and financial aid options exist for LGBTQ students. Here are a few links to places to seek them out.

This is a small sample of the options you have, there are many others out there. For more information on scholarship and financial aid options, contact the Northwest Financial Assistance office.

Transgender Student Resources

Transgender students often have many questions and hurdles in their job and internship search.

Additional Information

For additional information on LGBTQ student career resources and options please contact:


Travis Kline
Assistant Director of Career Services
Northwest Missouri State University
130 Administration Building