Diversity

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Career and Professional Success offers a variety of programs and resources to help students, alumni, and employers explore career and academic diversity topics, as well as engage with others to further enhance their cultural competence and experience. 

UNH's Commitment to Diversity

The University of New Hampshire recognizes that to be successful in an increasingly global and interconnected world, our students must respect those different from them and make the same request of those who participate in our programs. UNH is a public institution with a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity for all. To ensure that opportunity for all, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.  This applies to admission to, access to, treatment within, or employment in UNH programs or activities.

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Careers & Disabilities

You have the skills, experience, personal qualities, and enthusiasm an employer is looking for. You might also have a disability. If this is the case, it’s important to take some additional steps to ensure a successful job search. Our staff can help students and alumni with various disabilities explore and implement career goals and opportunities.

  • Entrance Exams and Accommodations (See Below) 
  • Disability Resources (See Below)

If you have a disability that impacts your ability to take a standardized test, you may be eligible for accommodations. Contact information for various standardized tests is detailed below.

If you plan to request an accommodation for a standardized test, don’t forget that requests must be made early. Many standardized tests require extensive documentation, and often the approval process is quite long. Updated information or new testing may be required as documentation already on file at UNH may not be sufficient. You will want to check with the appropriate organization to determine what is the appropriate evaluating group.

  • AHPAT: Allied Health Professions Admission Test (AHPAT)
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  • Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides University of New Hampshire students who have documented disabilities with accommodations, academic services, and auxiliary aids necessary to promote equal access to the classroom as mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
  • : a National Science Foundation funded project, aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities in computing careers by providing mentoring and funding for career development activities for students with disabilities computing-related fields.
  • :  Assistive Technology information for people with disabilities including information about adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers.
  • : Serves to increase the success of people with disabilities in college and careers and promotes the use of accessible information through technology and universal design.
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  • : American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offers an internship program for college students with disabilities majoring in computer science, engineering, mathematics or physical science.
  • : Careers & Community for Talented People with Disabilities
  • : provides information, counseling, and referrals about self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • : a free consulting service providing individualized worksite accommodation solutions, technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and education regarding self-employment options.
  • : JobTIPS is a free program designed to help individuals with disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment. 
  • : Job opportunities for disabled American Veterans 
  • : A U.S. Government Online Resources for Americans with Disabilities; see the employment section for news, resources, and training.
  • : Assists eligible New Hampshire citizens with disabilities secure suitable employment and financial and personal independence by providing rehabilitation services.
  • : New Hampshire's online destination for information about benefits planning and work incentives for individuals with disabilities.
  • : Information, resources, and research about work and disability issues.

Career Resources for International Students

Career and Professional Success provides support and resources to all UNH international undergraduate and graduate students.  In addition to the on-line information and links found here students are welcome to make appointments with career advisors.  We can discuss job & internship searching, resume writing, interview preparation and more. 

If your goal is to work in the U.S. either while studying at UNH or after you graduate you will need to be very familiar with the laws and visa regulations. You can discuss some of this with the career advisors at the UACC but you should work closely with the staff at the Office of Students and Scholars in Thompson Hall. 

UNH subscribes to . This database can be helpful in identifying potential employers who have hired international students to work in the US as well as other countries in the past. It is not体育365 a database of currently open jobs. *Log in through Handshake is required at this time.

Career Resources for Service Members & Veterans

体育365Career and Professional Success helps UNH students and alumni identify, explore, and implement their educational and career goals. Service members and Veterans are encouraged to take full advantage of these services and are welcome to consult with our office for needs specific to their unique backgrounds and talents, acquired from military service. 

Additionally, there are other great resources that we would like to highlight:

 Many organizations want to hire and, in some cases, give preference to  Veteran applicants.  

  • : translate your military skills, experience and training to find career opportunities that best align with your capabilities.
  • Develop a “Civilian Friendly” Resume: To compete for jobs and internships outside of the military, you will need to adapt your resume language to civilian terms. For help in doing so, go to  and click on “Crosswalk Search” to enter your military job code. This tool will translate your military assignment into a civilian occupation with key words to help you write effective bullet statements.
  • : The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a broad law with implications for returning service members, including protection from job discrimination.
  • : Shared experiences and support for service members and their families
  • : Download your military employment experience to share with employers

Career Resources for Women

Women have made great strides in education and the workplace.  More women are pursuing higher education, and the percentages of women in both the workforce and management roles continues to increase.

However, there is still more to do. As noted on Equal Pay Challenge:  

“Nearly 50 years after President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, on average women are still paid less than their male counterparts for doing comparable jobs – that’s called the pay gap. It means that each time the average woman starts a new job, she’s likely to start from a lower base salary, but it also means that over time the pay gap between her and her male colleagues is likely to become wider and wider.

体育365“For the average working woman, the pay gap means $150 less in her weekly paycheck, $8,000 less at the end of the year, and $380,000 less over her lifetime. For women of color and women with disabilities, the disparity is even bigger.”

体育365Use your time at UNH to prepare for your career: explore internship and volunteer experiences, pursue leadership opportunities, research, network, find mentors, and take advantage of Career and Professional Success. 

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Multicultural Career Resource

The Beauregard Center provides information, support, and programming. 
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Opportunities for Cultural Development

Employer surveys routinely rank ability to work successfully with those who are different from you as a top competency in new employees.  Here in Career and Professional Success, we work to help students develop into dynamic, well-rounded candidates for the workforce. There are many opportunities both in and out of the classroom students can take advantage of to help develop cultural awareness; below is a centralized list of what UNH has to offer:

Minors:

  • Africana and African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Queer Studies

Take courses in areas above to further develop multicultural competency

“UNH has thriving student organizations that are collaborating on programs, events, and community building promoting diversity, social justice, equity, and inclusion. Experience the cultural diversity at the University of New Hampshire today as expressed through its many multicultural student organizations. Any UNH student is welcome to join any of these student organizations!”  - The Beauregard Center
Campus organizations

The act of volunteering can be used as a tool to develop and broaden a person’s understanding of multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice; as well as, create opportunities to build relationships, and establish a community network.  The goal of working with diverse populations and integrating multiculturalism into volunteering is to help students improve their social, intellectual, and interpersonal skills while developing a stronger understanding of the cultural impact of privilege, underrepresented identities, and the intersectionality of identities.

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