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Career Resources

Getting started:

If you have questions about what to major in, how to apply for internships, grad school, or the job search, make an appointment with your career counselor or drop in to talk to a Peer Educator.

 

Additional Career Resources:

Career Mentor Network. A collection of Centre alumni (and other friends of the college) willing to provide career information and advice to current Centre students and alumni.

Life After College. Includes information, tips, and resources, as well as personal narratives, student testimonials, and advice from experts.  Information includes graduate and professional school, getting internships, earning a living, going abroad, etc.

Minority Students in STEM. Resources for Centre students majoring in the STEM fields.

My Undocumented Life. Up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants.

Office for Civil Rights. Website hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that hosts information on and enforces one’s civil rights regarding a large index of topics.

Find Law: National Origin Discrimination. Provides and overview of how workplace national origin discrimination is legally defined.

 

Graduate School:

Graduate School/General Resources:

Federal Student Aid: Eligibility for Non-U.S. Citizens.

Life After College.Includes information, tips, and resources, as well as personal narratives, student testimonials, and advice from experts.  Information includes graduate and professional school, getting internships, earning a living, going abroad, etc.

My Undocumented Life.  Resources to apply to graduate school and stories from undocumented students.

Navigating Graduate School: Resource Guide for Undocumented Students. Article and resources from Santa Clara Law for navigating graduate school.

On Applying to Graduate School While Undocumented: A Half-Essay, Half-Advice List.

UndocuPhDs. A collective of undocumented students interested in academia and undocumented students who are currently on their journey in a doctoral program.

 

Law School:

Dream Bar Association. A non-profit legal organization that extends membership to undocumented pre-law students, current law students, practitioners, and paralegals.

Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Fee Waiver Program. Offers fee waivers for the LSAT if the student cannot pay the fee.  DACA or those who have applied for DACA are eligible.

 

Medical School:

Admission Policies of Medical Schools Open to Undocumented and DACA Applicants

Pre-Health Dreamers. Supports undocumented pre-health students through peer support and professional development.

 

Job Search and Networking Tools

Networking Tools:

Career Mentor Network. A collection of Centre alumni (and other friends of the college) willing to provide career information and advice to current Centre students and alumni.

UndocuBlack Network. A network fighting to create space for currently and formerly undocumented Black immigrants.

United We Dream. Immigrant youth-led community that creates welcoming spaces for young people to support, engage, and empower them to make their voice heard.

 

Information about the Job Search for DACA Students:

While it is important to be truthful during the hiring process, you are ultimately the one to decide when and how to share your status with a future employer or graduate institution. If you choose to disclose, you will want to think through who you are disclosing this information to (a recruiter or a future supervisor) and in what manner the information is shared (during an interview vs. the offer stage, or in a personal statement for graduate school vs. in the interview).

Most job applications will ask, “Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?” If you have DACA, you are able to answer “yes” and continue through the hiring process without disclosing additional information about your background. More information about DACA can be found here.  Once hired, employers should not ask you about how you received your work permit.  More information about this process can be found here.  If you did not apply for a social security number through DACA, read more about ITINs here.

Know Your Employment Rights:

Employment Opportunities for Undocumented Students

Employment Rights with DACA

National Immigration Law Center - About DACA and Employment

National Immigration Law Center - Workers' Rights

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

 

Job Search Tools:

Handshake. Official job/internship search platform for Centre College.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Congressional Internship Program.

DREAMer Jobs. Job postings for DACA beneficiaries.

Dream Summer Fellowship. Offers opportunities to immigrant youth and allies in social justice-based organizations.

Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities National Internship Program.

Internship Opportunities for Dreamers. Internships, fellowships, and work experience available for undocumented and DACmented students.

Minority Students in STEM. Resources for Centre students majoring in the STEM fields.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.

PhD Internships. Opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students.  Look through "Legal Reqs" to find programs that accept undocumented and DACA students.

Pre-Health Internships Open to Undocumented and/or Dacamented Students.

Summer Research and Professional Development Programs for Undocumented College Students in the USA in STEM Fields.

Teach for America DACAmented Teachers. Places corps members in low-income schools.

Young, Gifted, and Non-Dominant. A resource for college students of color who are looking for professional resources fellowships, programs, conferences, scholarships, and diversity-focused internships.

 

Centre College Student Groups and Resources

Hispanic Society. Organizes social activities and community service activities that relate to Spanish and the local Latino population.

International Students Association. Aims to facilitate the integration of international students and the Centre Community. They seek to advance their welfare and promote international understanding at Centre and in the process, they strive to promote diversity in what would then be a truly liberal arts college.

LASO.

R.I.S.E. Refugees and Immigrants Speaking up for Equality.

Professional Associations