LGBTQ+ Students

The ASCC is here for support and to provide a safe environment to explore how to approach career planning as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

While we have some resources on this page, we do offer Career Coaching and would love to meet with you to develop an individualized career plan.

Coming Out to Employers

Sexual orientation, sex, or gender identity are all things that you do not need to disclose in the recruitment and job search process. Our career coaches can help you decide how, when, and in what medium you wish to disclose at a time that is best for you.

  • On Your Resume/Handshake Profile
  • Social Media as an Identity/LinkedIn
  • During Interview – Setting the Tone
  • After accepting that position – testing the waters
  • Resume crafting and Handshake profiles that represent and support your life
  • Interviews: Opening, During, Ending
  • On the Job – HR protected/feeling comfortable with a potential employer is hyper important for your future in the location

LGBTQ Friendly Companies and Organizations

Some key indicators for a Proud company or organization:

  • Same-Sex Partner Benefits as part of Employment Package
  • Gender-Neutral Restrooms
  • Family and Spousal Support
  • Always look for how a company/organization implements its value propositions.

Resources to help identify LGBTQ friendly companies:

https://www.hrc.org/campaigns/corporate-equality-index

https://www.hrc.org/resources/best-places-to-work-2019

https://www.ielgbtatwork.com/

https://outandequal.org/

Legal Name Overview

Your resume and cover letter are not legally binding documents. When you meet with the organization’s HR then you can use your legal name there.

The Law

21 States and DC Prohibit Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (Washington is one).

https://www.hrc.org/state-maps/employment

Support in Washington

https://pridefoundation.org/region/washington/

https://news.wsu.edu/2016/08/22/wsu-makes-top-30-list-lgbtq-students/

https://www.campusprideindex.org/campuses/details/24?campus=washington-state-university

https://thecenter.wsu.edu/resources/

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