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Welcome to the Latinx Student Community! 

Career Services is committed to supporting Latinx students and alumni in navigating the intersection of their cultural identity and career trajectory, as well as entering the workplace as their most authentic self. The goal of this guide is to provide professional development resources, including mentoring and networking opportunities, professional associations, advocacy programs, leadership opportunities, internships, and inclusive employers.  We have compiled a list of resources that will assist you with finding support as well as resources for your job and internship search. While the list is not exhaustive, it will help you get started. If you need further assistance, and would like to meet with someone, please feel free to schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.

The terms Latino and Hispanic are typically used interchangeably, though there is a technical difference. Hispanic describes people from Spain or Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America. However, that would exclude Brazil, where the official language is Portuguese. Latino (or the feminine version, Latina) refers to people from Latin America, but that would exclude people from Spain. The U.S. Census Bureau most often uses the term “Hispanic,” according to the Pew Research Center.

The term Latinx emerged about a decade ago as part of a global movement to introduce gender-neutral words, according to Pew. It also is now considered an all-encompassing word that includes both “Hispanic” and “Latino.” 

However, only 4 percent of Hispanic/Latino individuals prefer the term Latinx over the others. Pew found that 61 percent say they prefer Hispanic, while 29 percent prefer Latino.

Only 25 percent of Hispanic people in the U.S. have heard of the term Latinx and a mere 3 percent use it, according to a Pew bilingual survey taken in late 2019. A study conducted last year by polling firm Bendixen & Amandi International found that only 2 percent of Hispanic/Latino individuals surveyed said they identified themselves as Latinx. In fact, 40 percent said they were bothered by the term.

So, which to use?

Many community leaders say either Latino or Hispanic is fine. The way you chose to identify is your decision. 

Source: SHRM, “Closing the Gap”

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Job Search Resources

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative
T Howard Foundation
Google BOLD
INROADS
SEO (Sponsors for Educational Opportunity)
Project Destined

How-to's & Online Guides

Identify your Strengths: Cultural Wealth and Career Readiness
Identifying Inclusive Organizations and Assessing an Employer’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Questions about Cultural/Racial Identity and the Job Search
Interviewing Advice for the Latinx Student Community
How to Succeed as a Latina in a Global Work Environment: LinkedIn Learning Course
How to Deal with Workplace Micro-aggressions and Discrimination

Student Organizations & Departments

Pace Office of Multicultural Affairs
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

Professional Organizations

Prospanica
Latina Mentoring Initiative (LMI)
L.O.V.E. Mentoring Program
Code2040
Techqueria (Latinx in Tech)
ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America)

New York City Campus

161 William Street
1st Floor
New York, NY 10038
Phone Number: (212) 346-1950
Fax Number: (212) 346-1719

careers@pace.edu

HOURS

Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Westchester Campus

861 Bedford Road
Paton House
Pleasantville, NY 10570
Phone Number: (914) 773-3415
Fax Number: (914) 773-3701

careers@pace.edu

HOURS

Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.