Career Considerations of LGBTQ Students (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

College students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) experience unique challenges in the area of career preparation. These students sometimes express caution, concern, and/or apprehension when exploring and selecting a major, pursuing an internship, constructing a resume, stepping into the job market, or all of the above. These concerns may arise due to the historical anti-LGBTQ stigma of a specific profession, indecision regarding whether to disclose their sexual orientation/gender identity to a potential employer, fear of potential bias or harassment in the workplace, and the level of employment nondiscrimination protection provided at the local, state, or federal level.