Students with Disabilities
The IU Southeast Career Development Center is committed to serving students with disabilities in seeking employment opportunities, including part-time, full-time and internship opportunities.
Our services include resume reviews, practice interviewing and on-going career coaching. We can also assist with questions on disclosure, and identifying employers who are considered disability-friendly. We are able to offer these services through partnerships with local organizations and employers seeking talent.
Local Job Search Resources
- Coalition For Workforce Diversity
The Coalition For Workforce Diversity is a network of metro Louisville employers, service providers, and resources that are committed to supporting people with disabilities in finding employment opportunities. A representative from the Career Development Center attends monthly meetings to learn about new opportunities. To find out more, contact Misti Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating employers include:
- Crowne Plaza
National Job and Internship Search Resources
- Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
Offers a full-range of job search options for students with disabilities, including an on-line job board called Our Ability Connect, and the Full Access Student Summit for current college students and recent graduates with disabilities to connect with employers specifically seeking to recruit candidates with disabilities.
- The Lime Network
Lime Connect offers a wide range of opportunities, including internships, scholarships and professional development webinars, for both students and alumni with disabilities. National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) Emerging Leaders ProgramCoordinated by the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center, this highly competitive internship program places top undergraduate and graduate college students with disabilities in fulfilling internships nationwide that provide them with meaningful leadership development and networking opportunities.
- IU Southeast Disability Services Office
For more opportunities and resources, including internship and volunteer opportunities and a database for those with special housing needs.
Recognizing Employers who Recruit Candidates with Disabilities
- National Organization on Disability Employer Seal
The 2016 list features organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring and encourage additional companies to tap into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including high rates of productivity and dedication, and greater employee engagement across the workforce.
- USBLN Disability Quality Index (DEI)
The US Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) have partnered for the Disability Equality Index (DEI) survey. Points are awarded in four major categories: Culture & Leadership, Enterprise-Wide Access, Employment Practices, and Community Engagement & Support Services. Companies receive points in any given category by demonstrating that they embrace a significant portion of the numerous best practices outlined in each section.
- US Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Features federal hiring statistics, articles on accommodations and accessible technologies and information on the Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP).