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Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Conference Career Trek

To apply, please submit your approved resume to this posting and complete the google application form (you will be redirected to the google form upon submitting your application on Handshake).

The Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Conference Career Trek is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, nonbinary, queer, intersex, and asexual college students.

This event focuses on the perspectives and concerns of queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, intersex, and asexual students in preparation for co-op, internships, and professional life beyond campus. Students will have the opportunity to hear from professionals in various industries about topics such as navigating micro-aggressions, corporate culture, gender presentation, etc. Additionally, students will engage with their peers on these topics and meet one-on-one with professionals to further discuss questions related to preparing for professional working environments. Workshops, panels, and discussion are scheduled throughout the day. Breakfast and lunch are provided.

October 24 - Program Preparation (on-campus; 12:00-1:00pm)
October 26 - (Boston, MA; 9:30am to 3:30 pm)

If selected for this program, the Career Center will provide transportation between Wesleyan and the conference at the Northeastern University campus.

Students selected for this career trek are required to RSVP for the conference by October 7. Please see the link below to access event registration. More details to follow soon.

This Career Trek opportunity is open to students of all class years, majors, and career interests. You must be available for the conference preparation day on 10/24 and to attend the conference on 10/26 to participate.

You must have your resume approved on Handshake by the GCC in order to apply to (via this posting) and be considered for this program. Note that the resume review process can take several days, thus it is best to start this process early if your resume has not yet been approved. Please refer to the GCC's resume review/approval process and resume resources listed HERE. Additionally, please schedule a resume review appointment before uploading your resume to Handshake for the first time.

Space is limited to 13 students. If more than 13 students apply, students who completed the application in-full before the application deadline will be selected at the end of the application window by random lottery. Students who are not selected will be placed on a waitlist and notified if a spot opens up.

September 2 - Application opens
September 27 - Application deadline (11:59 pm)
October 1 - Students will be notified of selection.
October 7- Selected students must confirm their participation by completing the confirmation page, and by registering for the conference. Students must attach a jpg or email of the Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference registration confirmation email.

1. Click the "Apply Externally" button on this posting to submit your approved resume
2. Once submitted, you will be taken to an external application (Google form) that must be completed in order to be considered for this program. As part of the Google application form, you will be asked to provide a short essay response to the following question: "Tell us what you hope to gain from participating in this trek. (200 word min./300 word max.)"