Students with Disabilities

At the Office of Career Success, we are committed to creating an inclusive, accessible, and supportive experience, helping students with visible and non-visible disabilities find gainful and satisfying employment. We will share a range of career content curated for people with disabilities, including job or internship search and finding support in the workplace, to name a few. In addition, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our career coaches. We are here to assist you with every step of the process, from campus to career. Log in to set up your preference to be notified when content on this page becomes available.

Students with Disabilities

How to Use Your Disability as a Strength When Applying for a Job

Lois Barth is a Human Development Expert, Speaker, Life and Business Coach, and Author of the book, “Courage to SPARKLE; The Audacious Girls’ Guide to Creating A Life that Lights You Up.” Lois will be a panelist at the College …

By Lois Barth - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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Questions for students to ask to determine an employer’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

By Cindy Price Verduce, Indiana Tech Career Center and Regional Career Services Director

Everyone wants to feel like they belong, but how do you know if an organization will welcome your whole authentic self to work? When looking for a …

By Steven Rothberg - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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CEOs Who are Redefining What Leadership Looks Like

This article includes an overview of CEOs with physical, visual, auditory, mental, learning, and neurodiversity disabilities. This is the first post for this month’s resource series on disability inclusion in leadership.

Click to read more about how these leaders who …

By Mary [uConnect]
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5 Lessons I Needed to Learn About Job Searching as a Disabled Person (The Muse)

Once upon a time, I was a newly crowned master of journalism who used to roll out of bed mid-afternoon, brush my hair, and eat something before I settled in for my “day.” By “day” I mean I’d check in …

By Melissa Salva
Melissa Salva Director of Employer Engagement Melissa Salva
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Living with Chronic Illness or Disability | Know Your Strengths

The job search is already an anxiety-inducing endeavor, but it can also be demoralizing when you live with chronic illness or disability. You may be unsure of whether or not to disclose your health status from the get-go and, if …

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni - Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers
Idealist Careers | Helping you land, love, and grow in your social-impact career. And visit Idealist.org explore thousands of great jobs and social-impact organizations near you.
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Isenberg School of Management
UMass Amherst
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