Students with Disabilities

Welcome to the Students with Disabilities affinity page. This page has been set up to provide individuals with disabilities and their allies career resources specifically designed to help support their career development goals and needs. A variety of information can be found on this page including, events to attend, student organizations to consider joining, and blog posts to support your understanding of various career topics. Individuals can also consider scheduling a meeting with a career coach to discuss a wide range of topics including: Career Paths, Job Searches, Résumés, Interviews, Personal Statements, Professional Networking, Cover Letters, and LinkedIn to name a few. Click here to schedule your meeting.

Tips for Working with Depression

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If you have been diagnosed with depression and are curious about how it might impact your experience in the workforce, you are not alone.

In 2014, a survey called the Impact of Depression at Work Audit was conducted by the

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Share Your Insights on Identity and Career Development

Identity and Career Development

UConn students are invited to participate in a survey, Identity and Career Development, conducted by the Center for Career Development.

The Center for Career Development is committed to providing an inclusive environment where all UConn students feel comfortable utilizing our …

By Tara Malone
Tara Malone Interim Associate Director, Regional Campuses Tara Malone
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Alumni Success Story: Jason

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In many ways, there’s a lot to thank UConn’s Center for Students with Disabilities for when it came to me eventually finding my way to my current full-time job. Particularly with the assistance of Associate Director Christine Wenzel, her department …

By Jason
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UConn LENDs a Hand to Those with Disabilities

A program at UConn trains researchers, community leaders, and others in helping people with disabilities navigate challenges facing them. (Getty Images)

Imagine how a child who uses a wheelchair feels during school recess when no one plays with them or when they’re left behind during a fire drill.

Imagine how parents feel when their child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is …

By Lauren Woods
Lauren Woods Director of News Services and Spokesperson
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month Spotlight: Nursing Alum Lindsey Runkel

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Lindsey Runkel, a 2019 graduate of the Certificate Entry into Nursing Program at UConn’s Stamford Campus, was hired within weeks of graduation by Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT. Lindsey began her tenure at Yale New Haven Hospital …

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Resources

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups made up of individuals who join together based on common interests, backgrounds, or demographic factors. …

Workforce Recruitment Program

The US Department of Labor’s Workforce Recruitment Program connects employers with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities.

U.S. EEO Commission: Job Applicants and the ADA

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against …

JAN: Guide to Requesting & Negotiating Reasonable Accommodations

Review a summary of some of the most frequent issues that employees have regarding accommodations and ADA compliance. Learn more …

JAN: Job Application/Interview Stage Dos and Don’ts

Information on how to develop processes for the job application/interview stage of employment

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Our Vision

We envision a radically inclusive Civil and Environmental Engineering Department that:

uses a strength-based approach to personalize the …