OCP is dedicated to ensuring that all students’ experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are respected and affirmed. Your individual identities, values, and goals are an essential part of your career and professional development and plans.
Career counselors are here to support you in finding opportunities to explore careers, connect with professionals, and ask helpful questions to determine employers best aligned with your future career goals. For example a career counselor can help you answer:
- Do I share my identity in the application process?
- How can I access mentors in career fields of interest to me?
- Are there particular employment opportunities and internships accessible to students with my specific background?
It can be helpful to connect with other students and alumnae who have been through the hiring process. You can learn strategies from their experiences that may help in your own process. There are national groups that may be helpful in building connections:
- COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Immigrants
- Income and Career Options for Undocumented Students
- Immigrants Rising
- Life After College: A Guide for Undocumented Students
- The DREAM Bar Association (DBA) is a nonprofit legal organization led by undocumented law students and practitioners that provides a network for undocumented immigrants who are interested in pursuing a career in law.
- Pre-Health Dreamers