What is National Deaf History Month?

National Deaf History Month is celebrated every March 13 to April 15 to honor the achievements of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is celebrated within this timeframe because of three notable events for the deaf community:

By Erik Zawodniak
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Student Success Story: Emmanuel Sainville

Emmanuel Sainville is a senior on the Stamford Campus majoring in Digital Media & Design. He has interned with Digital Media Connecticut, worked with Veeder Root, and been a documentary intern at UConn. Hear Emmanuel’s story and how he took …

By Ayane Reis Da Conceicao
Ayane Reis Da Conceicao
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National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing Convention

The 2022 National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH) Convention is steadily approaching. Held on Thursday, March 17 – Saturday, March 19, 2022, in Houston, Texas, this convention is not one to be missed. This convention is being held in person with COVID-19 safety …

By Maggie Cummings
Maggie Cummings Career Consulting and Services Intern
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Paid Summer Programs for Students from Underrepresented Backgrounds

It is never too early to start thinking about ways to get closer to your career goals through summer programs. Summer programs are typically designed to focus on a specific industry and provide an opportunity to network while expanding your …

By Aaliyah Castleberry
Aaliyah Castleberry Career Consultant
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AbilityLinks: A Website for Job Seekers with Disabilities and Inclusive Employers

AbilityLinks is a free resource to find disability-friendly jobs and read blogs on career development — all tailored uniquely for job seekers, employers, and service providers. You can sign up as one of these three categories. Signing up as a job …

By Erik Zawodniak
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An Opportunity to Intern on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC!

College to Congress (C2C) is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways for students to intern in Congress who could not otherwise afford to do so.

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LGBTQ+ and (Dis)Abled in Career

October is both LGBTQ History Month and National Disability Employment Month. LGBTQ History Month is celebrated October 1-31. It was founded in 1994 by Rodney Wilson, a high school history teacher in Missouri and the first openly gay K-12 teacher …

By Dominque Moore
Dominque Moore Graduate Assistant: Career Development
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Alumni Success Story: Amy Dixon, Paralympic Athlete

Amy Dixon has always been a competitor in her life. She started to ride in equestrian events at the age of five and was swimming in meets at six. She’s played soccer and was an “all-around sports geek” in high …

By Mike Enright
Mike Enright
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Start Your Career Path With the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)!

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with college students and graduates with disabilities who wish to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. Candidates …

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Neurodiversity Recruitment Programs

What is a neurodiversity recruitment program?

A neurodiversity recruitment program is a hiring initiative that a company designs and implements to specifically find neurodiverse candidates for job openings. Some neurodiversity recruitment programs have been around for years, like the Autism …

By Lisa Famularo
Lisa Famularo Assistant Director, Equity and Inclusion
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