Black, Indigenous & People of Color

Your identities can be an important part of your career and may influence how you explore your options, prepare your story, decide on opportunities, or approach your career goals. This page is dedicated to information and resources that can help you reflect on your BIPOC identity and navigate pathways to success.

Advisers in the CLS are here to help guide you towards the many resources and opportunities available to you as a Grinnellian, especially when it comes to out-of-classroom experiences like research, internships, campus groups and events, and experiential learning. The best way to get started on your career path is to schedule an appointment in Handshake.

Do you know of any other resources that you’d like to see added to this page? Contact Rachel Edwards Harvith ’00.

Internship + Apprenticeship Programs

Many companies have paid programs specifically designed to mentor the next generation of BIPOC professional leaders. 

BIPOC Professional Associations

Professional and trade associations are a wonderful way to start building your network. 

Multicultural Leadership Program

The Des Moines Performing Arts Center is hosting a leadership program May 21 – 31, 2024, for “students of color interested in developing their leadership skills in business and/or arts management.” The application deadline is March 15.

The program promises …

By Rachel Edwards Harvith '00
Rachel Edwards Harvith '00 Director, Arts, Media & Communications Career Community
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8 Prominent Black Leaders in Medicine

In observance of Black History Month, the AAMC shares profiles of Black physicians who have overcome obstacles to steer major medical institutions, discover breakthrough treatments, battle health inequities, and improve care for millions. Read their inspiring stories.


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How to market your diversity in your job search

A diversity hire is a person with a minority or underrepresented background employed in an organization. Though a
diversity hire is employed to improve diversity and inclusion in the company, it does not mean that the person is
favored solely …

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Land your dream job and advance your career with expert advice.
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Build Skills

LinkedIn Learning courses are available to all current students.  For Alumni Access please visit LinkedIn Learning to start an account.

Finding a Job at Companies That Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

Taught by Chris Taylor
Whenever you look for a job, you probably have a list of “wants” for your new position. In addition to…

Inclusive Tech: Breaking into the Tech Industry

Taught by Shawna Curran
There exists a perception about who tech jobs are for. That perception doesn’t often include people from historically marginalized groups…

Uncovering Your Authentic Self at Work

Taught by Kenji Yoshino
Despite decades of diversity and inclusion efforts, people sometimes feel forced to choose between being included and being themselves. Join…

Difficult Conversations: Talking about Race at Work

Taught by Kwame Christian
People around the world are having difficult conversations about race and justice. But few are talking about how to talk…

Advocating for Change in Your Organization

Taught by Dereca Blackmon
Becoming an advocate is not a passive act. Rather, it is a skill that can be learned and improved on…

Driving Change and Anti-Racism

Taught by Kwame Christian
We have entered a new era of understanding regarding issues of race. Now is the time to advocate for change…

Dealing with Microaggression as an Employee

Taught by Toni Howard Lowe
In this course, Toni Lowe, a sought-after speaker and senior HR leader specializing in diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging, teaches…

Empowering BIPOC through Mentorship

Taught by Rhianna Rogers
This course aims to help BIPOC upskill in ways that empower them to move up the corporate ladder and succeed…

Discussing Racism with Dr. Christina Greer

Taught by Christina Greer
Dr. Christina Greer, renowned author, educator, and expert on American history, Black ethnics, and public policy, provides an engaging course…

How to Succeed as a Latina in a Global Work Environment

Taught by genConnectU
In addition to the normal, everyday issues you may encounter in your professional life, being a Latina in the workplace…

Getting a Seat at the Table and Making It Count

Taught by Dr. Shirley Davis
Ensuring that everyone is valued and included in the workplace is not a new goal, nor an easy one, but…

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