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LGBTQ Career Expo--Let's Get Hired!

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Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

1331 Grand Avenue

(Use North Entrance on High St.)

Des Moines, IA 50309

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Attention high school seniors and college students!!!

We know that looking for degrees, jobs, and internships is stressful—scary even—especially when we’re unsure whether a potential employer or education program will fully support and welcome all identities. There are so many questions: Will it be safe to be out? What if I don’t go by my legal name? Will I be the only LGBTQ person in the office? The LGBTQ Career Expo is a safe space that allows high school and college students to meet with local employers and colleges/universities who have shown a commitment to creating supportive environments for LGBTQ people.

Join us for an afternoon of student-networking with Iowa’s leading employers and degree programs! Mini-workshops will be offered throughout the Expo, offering insights on interview do’s and don’ts, resumé and cover letter writing, and a panel of personal experiences on being out in the workplace.

You will need a form of ID to access the Wellmark Building--the name on your registration *does not* have to match the name on your ID. Be sure to also bring a copy of your CV or resumé if you have one! If you don’t have one prepared, this is a great opportunity to write up a draft and bring it in for personalized feedback from supportive professionals. Let’s get hired!

Schedule, employer list, and workshop announcements coming soon! Register for FREE to stay updated.

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Please contact the Queer Campus Coalition coordinator, Ric Tennenbaum, with any questions or accomodation requests. Email ric@iowasafeschools.org or call/text 515-689-9916.

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If you are interested in exhibiting to represent your organization, business, or educational program, please follow this link to exhibitor registrations.

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Des Moines, IA 50309

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