Students of Color

Identity plays a role within the workplace and affects how you approach your job or career search.

At Career and Employment Services (CES), our advisors take a personalized approach to working with each student. We can help you navigate how to incorporate all aspects of your identity, as you explore career paths that complement your unique set of interests, skills, strengths, values, and experiences.

Peruse the resources below, check out the Thrival Guide, and if you’d like to chat about career topics, we invite you to schedule an appointment! We can also help you connect to alumni who share the same identity. Just let us know. CES is here for you!

Unlocking Success: Handshake Employees Share Inspiring Career Wisdom for Students of Color

Explore the career journeys and advice from five Handshake team members, part of the Wakanda Employee Resource Group (ERG) community of Black professionals.

Their stories span diverse backgrounds, from journalism and social work to legal leadership and human-computer interaction. They …

By Maya Herran
Maya Herran Career Advisor; Instructor: Career Awareness (EXLN 101)
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Hispanic Heritage Month | What it Means to “Bring My Whole Self” to Work

National Hispanic Heritage Month is a celebration of the culture, history, and contributions of Hispanic Americans—those with roots in the Caribbean, Spain, Mexico, and Central and South America. It’s a time in the Hispanic community when we celebrate heroes, …

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This Northwestern Mutual Advisor Wants to Close the Gap for People of Color in the Financial Industry

Originally from Togo, Africa, Bilal Afolabi came to Connecticut with his family when he was eight. Afolabi credits his entrepreneurial spirit to his father, a small-business owner who started his own trucking company at a young age.

“Growing up, my …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Contact & Location

Phone
253.879.3161
Address

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1500 N. Warner St. #1081
Tacoma, WA 98416-1081

CES Office Hours

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Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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