Native & Indigenous Students

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Native and Indigenous Students

Below are resources our CPD team has collected to help support Native and Indigenous Students. You’ll find many more helpful resources in our Handshake Resource Library. Our CPD Career Coaches can also provide additional resources, support, and advice customized to meet your unique interests. Schedule an appointment on Handshake.

If you wish to receive information about career-related events and opportunities and self-identify as a native or indigenous student, please sign up on Handshake (self-identified diversity interests are only accessible by CPD and Thayer ECS staff and all information will be kept confidential).

Access currently offered DEI events in Handshake by clicking here, or use the Filter feature in events and click the label “DEI-focused”.

Planning out graduate program test preparation, interviews, conferences, and more? Apply for funding through the NAP for your professional development expenses! Email Director Adria Brown at to discuss options.

  • Native Workplace  – mission is to create opportunity while honoring Native culture with results that improve the quality of life for Native families.
  • Velvet Jobs- 31 Career Resources for Native Americans.
  • American Indian Graduate Center – Graduate School Scholarships 
  • Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science – an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs –  provides services (directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts) to approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • Jopwell is a career platform that connects folx of color with employers. Students and new professionals can create a profile and search for internships or jobs with companies with a proven track record of creating more equitable work environments and a firm commitment to DEI from hiring and beyond. Check out Jopwell today!
  • List of Native and Indigenous Professional Associations
  • Career Pathways – booklet from 2020 that American Indian College Fund put out on Career Pathways.

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