Foreign Degree Evaluation Companies and Resources for Diverse Populations

If you have earned a degree in a foreign country, we suggest your have your transcripts/degrees evaluated for equivalency. Some companies may want to see how your studies match up with degrees earned in the United States, and others may see that you are serious about marketing your skills, and that you degrees are valid.

The list below is provided as a courtesy....you must research and choose the company that best matches your needs. We do not endorse any particular one of them.

There is also a website link to NACES that contains additional options.
http://www.naces.org/

Upwardly Global (a resource for skilled Immigrant Professionals)
https://www.upwardlyglobal.org/skilled-immigrant-job-seekers/american-li...

The Welcome Back Center (An International Health Worker Assistance Center)
http://www.welcomebackcenter.org/

RESOURCES FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS

AFRICAN AMERICANS

http://jobsearch.blackcollegian.com/
Job search website for “employers committed to diversity”
http://blackenterprise.com
Profiles of and interviews with African Americans in a variety of careers, career advice for professionals and entrepreneurs, job search, and videos
https://www.blackeoejournal.com/
African-American Business and Career Magazine focusing on entrepreneurship and employment

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS

www.goldsea.com
“Asian American Daily” – Careers tab has information on top careers, advice for networking, interviewing, and choosing a career
www.asian-jobs.com
Featured companies and jobs for bilingual/Asian-speaking professionals
http://www.asianlawcaucus.org
Resources, job, volunteer, and fellowship opportunities for Asian Pacific Americans

FORMERLY INCARCERATED STUDENTS

http://www.rileyguide.com/exoffend.html
Transitioning into the workforce
List of companies that have hired ex-offenders
Job search and salary guides
http://hirenetwork.org
Helping individuals with criminal records re-enter through employment (HIRE)
http://www.sandiego.salvationarmy.org/sierra_del_mar/steps
Assistance for males who are homeless or have been recently released from prison
http://www.secondchanceprogram.org
Local resource for job readiness, housing, and youth programs
https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/exoffenders/index.html
Learn about career planning for people with criminal convictions
http://www.exoffenderreentry.com/tips.html
Tips on interviewing, networking, finding a job and overcoming employment barriers
https://nicic.gov/simulated-onlinekiosk-job-application
Practical and interactive software on how to use computerized employment applications
http://jobsthathirefelons.org/
List of felon friendly occupations and companies

HISPANIC/LATINX STUDENTS

http://www.latinosinhighered.com
Database for Latinx professionals seeking employment in higher education
http://network.nshp.org
National Society for Hispanic Professionals: job search database, job fairs, forums, network, and interviews with member professionals
http://www.latpro.com
Entry-level and professional positions; bilingual positions; success stories
http://www.haceonline.org/
Hispanic Alliance for Career Advancement provides job matching, professional development and mentoring
https://www.hacu.net/hacu/HNIP.asp
Internship opportunities available through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS

http://imdiversity.com
Articles, information, and job search database featuring “diversity villages”
http://www.minorityjobs.net
Job search database, career guidance, and news about civil rights
https://www.diversityemployers.com/
Employment database with employers committed to diversity
http://www.diversityworking.com
Database of pro-diversity employers featuring community channels (by population segment) and career channels (by career/major interest area)
http://www.diversityinc.com/topic/diversity-management
Articles about diversity management, unconscious bias, and career advice
http://workplacediversity.com
Jobs and articles featuring employers striving for a multicultural workplace
http://streetsmart.diversityjobs.com
Website assists with placing talented underserved students with mentors in business and industry, preparing them for corporate and community leadership
http://streetsmart.diversityjobs.com/careers
Career interviews with “minority professionals who developed street smarts for swimming against the tide”
https://www.muppies.org/
Non-profit network dedicated to empowering and advancing Muslim professionals
http://www.myvisajobs.com
Employment database for non-native born workers seeking job opportunities within the U.S.

LGBTQIA STUDENTS

http://www.outforwork.org/jobs/default.asp
Internship and job posting site dedicated to LGBTQA college students
http://www.outandequal.org/resources/lgbt-careerlink
A career link for advocacy for the LGBTQ community in the workplace, learn about transitioning, workplace equality, company policies, and more
https://nglcc.org/who-we-are/careers
National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization that expands career opportunities for LGBT-owned businesses
https://www.hrc.org/explore/topic/workplace
Learn about corporate policies and practices pertinent to LGBTQ employees and view a listing of “Best Places to Work” based on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index

NATIVE AMERICANS

http://www.nativehire.org
Featured jobs, nearby jobs, videos, and events, including in-person workshops offered as close as the North County Job Center in Oceanside
http://www.aises.org
American Indian Science and Engineering Society: a national non-profit for “American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous people of North America” interested in STEM fields

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

http://askjan.org
Accommodation information organized by limitation, disability, or condition
https://www.dol.gov/odep
Office of Disability Employment Policy: technical assistance resources and links
https://www.disability.gov
Information on mentoring, internships, self-employment, job search, and training
http://www.gettinghired.com
Employment opportunities for students and veterans with disabilities
https://www.usajobs.gov
Database and resources for veterans, military spouses, and students with disabilities seeking employment with the federal government
http://www.able2work.org
Non-profit organization “serving the San Diego disabled community,” including helping youth, veterans, and transitioning military find apprenticeships and jobs
https://www.ssa.gov/work
Free employment support program for social security disability beneficiaries
http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org
Vocational career options for people with disabilities, support services, adaptive tools and resources to succeed on the vocational path
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/
Employment resources on federal agencies from the U.S Office of Personnel Management
http://www.recruitingablegrads.com/
Assistance for college grads with disabilities; database of entry level job listings
http://www.able2work.org/
Able-Disabled Advocacy serves the San Diego Community to provide “vocational skills training and educational advancement for youth, military veterans, and adults with disabilities”
http://www.afb.org/info/living-with-vision-loss/for-job-seekers/12
Resources on career exploration and employment for blind or visually impaired job seekers

UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS

http://www.e4fc.org
Empowering and informing undocumented people about programs and services for career development
http://www.phdreamers.org
A network of undocumented students studying pre-health fields and sharing resources
http://www.thedream.us
National scholarship fund for DREAMers
http://unitedwedream.org
Immigrant youth-led organization for advocacy for access to higher education, stopping family separation, and creating alliances for DREAMers, queer, and immigrant rights
http://www.immigrationequality.org
The Nation’s Leading LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Organization
https://immigrantsrising.org/resources/
Information for immigrant entrepreneurs, regardless of legal status
http://www.dca.ca.gov/about_dca/profession
View a list of professions from the Division of Consumer Affairs page to determine whether a background check is required
https://www.justice.gov/crt/immigrant-and-employee-rights-section
Resources on immigrant and employee rights via the U.S Department of Justice
http://www.myvisajobs.com
Employment database for non-native born workers seeking job opportunities within the U.S.

VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY STUDENTS

http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) assistance with job training, employment accommodations, resume development and job seeking skills coaching
https://www.dol.gov/vets
U.S. Department of Labor VETS website assists America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting employment rights
http://www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/MOC
Locate occupational information that relates to military branch experience
https://www.usajobs.gov
Database and resources for veterans, military spouses, and students with disabilities seeking employment with the federal government military friendly employers
http://www.mynextmove.org/vets
Aligns military job title with similar civilian career titles
http://www.FedshireVets.gov
One stop resource for Federal Veteran employment information
http://home.intelligencecareers.com
Descriptions of various intelligence jobs and links to current job postings
http://www.clearancejobs.com
Website for job seekers with federal security clearance. Provides career advice, resume samples, tips for applying for jobs as a veteran, and registration into a cleared network that offers direct contact with defense industry employers and recruiters
https://linkedinforgood.linkedin.com/programs/veterans
Learn how veterans can make the most of LinkedIn and connect with leading employers
https://militaryfriendly.com/employers/
Listing and ranking of top military friendly employers
http://vvsd.net/courage-to-call/
Veterans Village of San Diego provides 24/7 information and support on personal and career planning
http://www.jobhero.com/veteran-career-guide/
Career guide on transition, training, education and resources for injured veterans
https://hireourheroes.org
Employment transition workshops, resume building and career coaching
https://www.job-hunt.org/article_veterans_jobsearch.shtml
Resources and guides on re-entering the civilian job market

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