Job Search Resources for Students with Disabilities
Below are resources to help you in your career and internship exploration and professional development.
Things to Think About
As a student with a disability there are important factors for you to consider as you search for internships or employment or apply to graduate school. You may have questions about your rights, disclosure, accommodations, and which laws may apply to you. Here are some resources to guide you in your career search:
Getting a Jump Start on your Career
Landing your perfect career after graduation or getting into graduate school, takes more than just going to class each day. Take a look at the tips below to gain some insight on what you can do now to succeed after graduation.
There are a variety of career search websites for people with disabilities. Here are some of the many resources available:
COSD: Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities is an online job and resume database for students and employers who are committed to including disability as part of their diversity efforts.
Do-It at UW Seattle serves to increase the participation of individuals with disabilities in challenging academic programs and careers.
Gettinghired.com: a website that empowers job seekers with disabilities find employment, by removing barriers and connecting them to employment and career resources.
Workforce Recruitment Program: is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent grads with disabilities.
Enable America: is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing employment among the 56 million Americans with disabilities.
Rosa Lundborg, Manager of Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is also available to provide resources and assistance. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 425.352.5307. You can also make an appointment here.
Your Legal Rights
As a student with a disability you may have concerns about experiencing discrimination within your job search or career and what to do should it arise. The following are resources to help you understand your rights if you encounter discrimination on an application, in a job interview or in a work place. (Please note that these sites are for your information only, and do not constitute legal advice.)