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/

2022 Student Employment Fair – Week of Welcome

You’re Invited!

August is here and we’re excited to start the new school year!

To ensure that you get ahead of the curve and start off well, come to the Student Employment Fair – Week of Welcome!

Connect with the …

By Ricky Thai
Ricky Thai Student Employment Coordinator
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Are you looking for a job or internship opportunity?

The Student Employment Fair – Week of Welcome is your chance to meet employers and find a new job or internship. We have a wide variety of jobs and internships available, so you can find the perfect fit for your …

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Ricky Thai Student Employment Coordinator
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Celebrating Vault’s Top-Ranked Firms for LGBTQ+ Equity: Armanino, Bain, McKinsey, and Schellman

In honor of Pride Month, we’re highlighting some of our top-ranked employers for LGBTQ+ equity: Armanino, Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, and Schellman. These employers are those that professionals rated the highest when it comes to recruiting, mentoring, supporting, …

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Taking a summer course? Here’s 6 tips to help you crush it

Summer courses can be a great way to catch up or get ahead in your studying. Follow these tips to crush your summer courses.
1. Set some goals for the summer

So, you’re already taking a summer course, but why? …

By Morgan Jernigan
Morgan Jernigan G.A: Academic Coach
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Best Places to Study on WSU Pullman Campus

With Finals Week coming up as the semester comes to an end, let’s review some of the best study spots on WSU Pullman campus.
1. Holland and Terrell Libraries

The Holland and Terrell Libraries are the top places to study …

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Lighty Student Services Rooms 160 - 190
1815 NE Wilson Rd
Pullman, WA

ASCC Hours

Drop-in Hours Free Tutoring
M 1:30 - 4:00 pm 12:00 – 5:00 pm, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
T 1:30 - 4:00 pm 12:00 – 5:00 pm, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
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