Middle Eastern

Career Services is committed to ensuring students, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, or differing abilities, get access to whatever jobs match their goals and desires. These are the resources designed to assist Middle Eastern students in their career development.

Campus Resources

The mission of the Middle Eastern Resource Center (MERC) is to promote the cultural awareness and academic success of students of Middle Eastern heritage. It fosters dialogue, cross-cultural learning, and interaction amongst the diverse ethnic groups within the Middle Eastern communities and the campus-at-large. Through its programs, the MERC works to assist students to embrace their cultural identity, integrate into student life, promote an appreciation and celebration of diversity, and reinforce an affirmation of our institutional and educational commitment to leadership, achievement, collaboration, excellence, and community.
 
The MultiCultural Center is a space was intended to facilitate the retention and recruitment of students of color and to combat institutional racism and ethnocentrism. These aims were to be realized in part through educational programming, which would promote changes in attitudes and behaviors throughout the campus community. Students of color joined with international students to share a space, which, it was hoped, would realize these initial demands, and increase communication among people of different cultures. In time, recognizing the need to be inclusive of diverse value orientations, the MCC mission was broadened to include combating racism, sexism, and heterosexism.
 

Career Information

The Minority Professional Network offers free access to thousands of job opportunities, nationwide, in all industries, at all levels. Also includes some great career tips.

Professional Associations

ABPA is a business organization that promotes networking opportunities among the Arab American COmmunity and promotes trade and investment between the U.S. and the Arab World. Additionally, they present cultural programs for a better understanding of the Arab Culture and the way to be successful in doing business in that important and affluent region.
 
The Arab American Institute (AAI) is a non-profit, nonpartisan national leadership organization. AAI was created to nurture and encourage the direct participation of Arab Americans in political and civic life in the United States.
 
Empowering accountants and financial professionals to drive business performance, IMA, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession.
 
The National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, educational and humanitarian organization of medical and dental professionals of Arab descent.
 
An association of Arab-American Professionals that promotes networking and professional development.

Job Links

Corporate Diversity Search specializes in the placement of women and minority candidates into middle and upper level professional positions in a variety of areas, including: engineering, manufacturing, information systems, accounting, telecommunications, strategic planning, finance, human resources, and others. Job-seekers can post submit their resumes and view career opportunities — for free.
 
A great diversity job site for all ethnic and sexual orientation groups, where job-seekers can search for jobs (by location, industry, job listing type, posting recency, and keywords), as well as post your resume, and sign up for a free newsletter. The company is also a national career expo producer for the diversity marketplace.
 
A leading diversity career portal, where job-seekers can post up to three online resumes and cover letters, search job listings (by keywords, industry job type, location, or company), and create up to five job search agents (that email you new jobs that match your criteria).