Student Disability Services and the Life Design Lab (formerly Career Center) are partnering to provide innovative resources and professional opportunities to students with disabilities. We will update this page throughout the semester with information about our workshops and events to help you build your desired career.
What can you do to have a successful and meaningful career?
- On Handshake you will find resources for students with disabilities, and you can always meet with a Life Design Educator (formerly Career Coach) for more information on how to navigate Handshake. Log into your account and learn more about career resources. Here are the PDF Document: instructions to use Handshake.
- Participate in one of the many events hosted by Career Services: next week, learn more about careers in PDF Document: Public Service Career Week.
- Apply for Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP). The WRP helps qualified students and recent graduates with disabilities obtain internships and permanent positions with federal and private employers across the U.S. All application material must be uploaded to the WRP site by October 16th by 11:59PM PST. No late application will be accepted. Please visit http://www.wrp.gov for more information.
- Apply for an internship with the American Association of People with Disabilities. AAPD offers summer internships to undergraduate students with disabilities that aim to train the next generation’s leaders. Apply by November 5th. More information about former interns and opportunities can be found here.
- Apply for the Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship. The Disability Rights Storytellers Fellowship managed by Rooted in Rights and AAPD provides the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to learn and apply skills in digital media storytelling, and to connect with media professionals to prepare participants for advanced careers in media production, journalism, online advocacy, or digital design.
- Think about a career at Microsoft. Microsoft has developed numerous inclusive hiring practices, from Autism Hiring events focused on Software Engineer candidates to an Inclusive Hiring Virtual Fair (October 30th). Visit Microsoft hiring site to get more information about their inclusive practices.
- Apply for the National Leadership Fellowship at RespectAbility. RespectAbility is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates for disability rights. Every year, they host three rounds of interns to get experience in public policy, communication and fundraising.