Students with Disabilities

With direction and advice from the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, the Center for Career Development created the Students with Disabilities Affinity Community. This community’s goal is to provide resources focused on supporting students who self-identify as a student with a disability.  

Students and alumni who have a disability encounter unique challenges throughout the career development and job search processes and in the workplace. As a follower of the Students with Disabilities community, you will get timely alerts on relevant resources, news and advice, and events. The Career Center is committed to advocating and supporting students and alumni with a disability as they navigate the intersection of career and identity. 

Use this page to: 

  • Explore career and identity resources to help you navigate obstacles that may arise along your journey 
  • Identify student and professional organizations that align with your professional goals  
  • Discover the numerous professional development opportunities by exploring events, jobs, internships, and mentorship 
  • Read real student and alumni success stories to see examples of how fellow Huskies navigated their career journey 

If you have questions or seek advice, please click here to schedule an appointment with a Career Coach. 

Some employers may offer diverse candidate recruitment programs to address historical gaps in the workforce, and students are encouraged to research those programs to learn more. 



Student/Alumni Success Stories


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

The UConn Center for Neurodiversity and Employment Innovation

Navigating the job search process is tough for any student, but for those with autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, and other neurological …