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Career Development & Resources for Students with Disabilities

Career Development & Resources for Students with Disabilities

Students are encouraged to explore their interests and abilities to develop a clear career development plan. The resource list below includes job and internship sites that you can apply to, as well as, resources relating to handling disclosures and workplace accommodations.

Current OSS students are encouraged to schedule a consultation appointment with the OSS Career Liaison Sonia Doyle, who can help you explore your career goals and connect you with your assigned Career Advisor at the Cahill Career Center.

Below are some additional career resources you may find helpful.

AAPD Career Center

AAPD Career Center: Resource for Job Seekers with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Career Center (jobs.aapd.com) is a premier source for people with disabilities to search for and land professional careers with leading employers. The AAPD Career Center attracts leading companies and universities to find qualified and diverse candidates. The new AAPD Career Center makes it easier than ever to find the right opportunities for you – get started today by uploading your resume and browsing recent listings.

Website: http://jobs.aapd.com

ABILITY Jobs

ABILITY Jobs

An employment website for job seekers with disabilities.

Website: https://abilityjobs.com/job-search/

Disability:IN - NextGen Leader Program

Disability:IN – NextGen Leader Program

Free mentorship, career development, and job opportunities for college students and recent grads, including veterans, with disabilities.

For more information on the program, please visit:
https://disabilityin.org/what-we-do/nextgen-leaders-initiatives/apply-faq/

* Applications are now closed, be on the lookout for 2023 *

Website: https://disabilityin.org/what-we-do/nextgen-leaders-initiatives/apply-faq/

Disability Employment Source (DES)

Disability Employment Source (DES)

National Business & Disability Council’s new platform connects job seekers with disabilities with employers across the country in a variety of industries.

DES offers a:

  • Skills assessment which allows job seekers to answer career and life interest questions designed to match them to applicable jobs;
  • Resume builder that is fully endorsed by HR professionals across the country;
  • Mentorship portal where candidates can connect to corporate mentors via email, phone, text, and video chat;
  • Personalized dashboard that provides people with disabilities with an array of job opportunities, benefits, and nonprofits local to them; and
  • Online job training in over 250 various courses, as well as e-learning software to help people with disabilities improve their skills.

Website: https://www.viscardicenter.org/nbdc/disability-employment-source/

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

JAN (Job Accommodation Network)

JAN provides free consulting services for all individuals, regardless of employment status. Services include anonymous one-on-one consultation (by phone or online) about all aspects of workplace accommodations, including but not limited to the accommodation process, how to manage disability-related disclosures and ADA compliance assistance.

Website: https://askjan.org/index.cfm

Contact

Email: sdoyle3@ramapo.edu or make an appointment through Connect!

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