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

3 Big Myths (and Truths) about Workplace Accommodations

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees workers with disabilities the right to reasonable accommodations at work, so they can have an equal chance to do their jobs.

But lots of people might be suspicious or feel frustrated when they …

By Noelle Menard
Noelle Menard Career Center Coordinator Noelle Menard
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How To Disclose Your Illness Or Disability To Your Employer

How To Disclose Your Illness Or Disability To Your Employer

By Hannah Olson

After graduating from college, Lyme disease nearly derailed my early career in Washington, DC. I was hooked up to an IV for 8 hours a day and …

By Guest Author - Symba
Symba
Symba is the leading program management platform powering thousands of workforce development programs, including internships, bootcamps, apprenticeships, and more!
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The Idealist Guide to Working (and Living) with Chronic Illness and Disability

There are myriad stories on the internet about different health experiences—be it chronic illness, disability, mental health struggles, or some combination of the three. But from the perspective of a person who wants to have an impactful career, there is …

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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Guide for Job Seekers & Workers with a Disability

Because of the undeserved stigma attached to disabled workers, individuals with disabilities often face incredible odds when searching for employment. This is a sad truth, but one that can be overcome if you know your rights.

This guide was created …

By Noelle Menard
Noelle Menard Career Center Coordinator Noelle Menard
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Talking to Your Employer About an Invisible Disability

Nearly 40 million Americans have a disability, and over 73% of those suffer from conditions that are not outwardly apparent, also known as ‘invisible’ disabilities.

Read the full article at DiversityJobs here.

By Noelle Menard
Noelle Menard Career Center Coordinator Noelle Menard
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