Diversity & Inclusion

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UNH's Commitment to Diversity

Career and Professional Success believes deeply in the University of New Hampshire's Commitment to Diversity. With input from our students, community, and stakeholders, we have developed a number of programs, resources, and guides to help students, alumni, and employers explore career and academic diversity topics, build competency in equity and inclusion, and understand the rights and legal protections of all parties throughout the hiring process and in the workplace. 

The Career and Professional Success (CaPS) team, joining with the Civil Rights & Equity Office, is committed to supporting and responding to concerns of discriminatory harassment, sexual violence and/or sexual harassment, bias, hate crimes, bullying or retaliation. If you as a student or alumni have experienced or think you may have experienced any form of such conduct, please report the incident to UNH’s Affirmative Action and Equity Office here and/or contact the Career and Professional Success team at caps@unh.edu, (603) 862-2070, or reach out directly to a trusted member of the CaPS team. Together, AA&EO and CaPS will work with you to address the matter and offer the support you may need.

Employer Diversity & Inclusion Champion Program

This program recognizes employer partners who demonstrate the utmost devotion to social justice and equality through tangible actions. With this recognition, students can easily search, identify, and connect with organizations committed to making progress on this criteria.

  • Mission Statement/Vision
  • Pay Equity
  • Professional Development
    & Training
  • Retention & Recruitment
  • Business Operations
  • Employee & Senior
    Leadership Accountability
  • Data-Driven Goals 
  • Community Involvement
  • Internal Programming & Events

To see the detailed evaluation criteria Career and Professional Success uses to assess employer applications, visit: unhcaps.info/employerdei

Welcome to our most recent Employer Diversity & Inclusion Champions and Rising Champions!

DEI Champion Merchants Fleet
Logo for PricewaterhouseCoopers UNH DEI Champion Employer


DEI Rising Champion Merchants Fleet
Logo for WIN Waste Innovations
Logo for ALKU DEI Champion Employer
Enterprise Logo
Drift Employer Logo
Fidelity Color Logo

Career Resources for Individuals with 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.

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.

  • 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.
  • AccessComputing: 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.
  • Ability Hub:  Assistive Technology information for people with disabilities including information about adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers.
  • American Foundation for the Blind Career Connect
  • Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DOIT): 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.
  • disABLEDperson.com receives thousands of new jobs every day in every state and most cities in the U.S. All type of job categories are posted.

  • EntryPoint Internships: 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.
  • Getting Hired: Careers & Community for Talented People with Disabilities
  • JAN Entrepreneurship: provides information, counseling, and referrals about self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN): 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: 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. 
  • JOFDAV: Job opportunities for disabled American Veterans 
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy: A U.S. Government Online Resources for Americans with Disabilities; see the employment section for news, resources, and training.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation NH: Assists eligible New Hampshire citizens with disabilities secure suitable employment and financial and personal independence by providing rehabilitation services.
  • Work Incentives Resource Center (WIRC): New Hampshire's online destination for information about benefits planning and work incentives for individuals with disabilities.
  • Work Support: Information, resources, and research about work and disability issues.

Career Resources for International Students

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. Work closely with the staff at the Office of International Students and Scholars

UNH subscribes to GoinGlobal. 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 a database of currently open jobs.

Career Resources for Service Members & Veterans

Career 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.  

  • Skills Calculator: 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 online.onetcenter.org 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.
  • How to Create a Persuasive Resume

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.

“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.”

Use 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. 

Career Resources for People of Color

The Beauregard Center provides information, support, and programming. 
In addition, a variety of career and networking resources can be found at the following sites:

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:

“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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