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.

Transportation Resources to Get You to Your Next Interview, Internship, or Job

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Transportation is a critical piece of the job and internship search process and can present an employment barrier for those who don’t have convenient reliable access. If you are able to drive and afford a car (and all the associated …

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New Neurodiversity at UConn Microsoft Teams Community

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If you are a UConn student who identifies as neurodiverse, consider joining this new Microsoft Teams community along with other neurodiverse students at UConn!

The goal of this community is to build a network of support for students to share …

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Tips on How Students with Disabilities Can Prepare for Job Interview

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Students with disabilities who are beginning the job search process would be advised to read the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) at https://www.ada.gov/. The ADA states “The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives federal civil …

By Robin Shefts
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Wells Fargo: Corporate & Investment Banking Diverse Pathways Forum

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The Wells Fargo Diverse Pathways Forum is designed for current sophomores who are interested in the financial services industry (investment banking, sales & trading, corporate banking, and commercial real estate). During the forum, you will have the chance to hear …

By Katarzyna Paszek
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Join the NSA for their Virtual Career Invitational for People with Disabilities!

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What is the National Security Agency (NSA)?

The National Security Agency (NSA) leads the U.S. government in cryptology, also known as the art and science of making and breaking codes. This includes working with both signal intelligence (communication systems, radars, weapon …

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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

Boston University: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The SURF program was developed to promote access to graduate education for undergraduate students, especially those who come from underrepresented …