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Students with Disabilities

We at the UW Career & Internship Center are committed to helping all disabled, D/deaf and neurodivergent-identifying students find satisfying experiential learning opportunities and gainful employment. To this end, we’ve compiled a list of resources for you, both on and off campus, which we hope will help answer questions you may have about disclosure, accommodations, your legal rights, and ways your employer can support you. This list is by no means exhaustive. We’ve also provided some sites where you can expand  upon your search for a job or internship and learn more about finding support in the workplace. Finally, we encourage you to schedule a 30-minute appointment with one of our career coaches, which you can do on Handshake. We are here to assist you with every step of this process.

Recruiting Panel: Demystifying the Recruiting Process (9/21)

Handshake is hosting a panel to give a behind-the-scenes look at what a recruiter looks for in a resume and job application (including Handshake profile best practice)!

The panel will be moderated by Alex Schudy, Content Creator. Panelists include:

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Huskies@Work

Got career questions? Alumni have career answers! Whether you’re looking for inside info on a field you’re curious about or want the real story on what it’s like to live somewhere new, the UW Alumni Association can help you get …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Huskies for Neurodiversity Recruiting Students to Amplify Neurodivergent Voices

The Huskies for Neurodiversity are recruiting for volunteer opportunities to help promote visibility for the neurodivergent community. These include website designers, video editors, captioners, event planners, writers, interviewers, and graphic designers. There is something for everyone!

Detailed Opportunity Descriptions: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1YvUU5ffmq6hHyarEv8jRtlKn-UAlOTfs8I4ZvNPKAo4/

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach
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Meet Lucas Harrington of the UW Autism Center

Posted on June 24, 2022 by Nicole Reeve-Parker.
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When Lucas Harrington was in college, his life was all about magic: magic after classes, magic every Friday night, and …

By Eli Heller (He/Him)
Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach
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Doctors with Disabilities Push for Change as Long COVID Affects Their Workforce (from Time Magazine)

Read the full article by Abigail Abrams on the Time website. Start reading below…

“As the third year of the pandemic continues, doctors with disabilities are pushing the medical field to improve its treatment of disabled health professionals. An increasing …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Featured Classes

Digital Accessibility for the Modern Workplace (with Audio Descriptions)

Hector Minto
The move towards a more digital workplace affects everyone, from newly remote employees to frontline workers. With technology being such…

Dealing with Microaggression as an Employee

Toni Howard Lowe
In this course, Toni Lowe, a sought-after speaker and senior HR leader specializing in diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging, teaches…

Finding a Job at Companies That Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

Chris Taylor
Whenever you look for a job, you probably have a list of “wants” for your new position. In addition to…

Student Stories & Advice

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Paula Orrego

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Aaron Burtle

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Emmorie Cannon

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Featured Resources

Students Guide to Disclosure in the Workplace

When you leave school and enter the workforce, you are required to share information about your disability if you want …

Accessibility, Inclusion, & Action in Medical Education

This report weaves together the major themes shared by medical students, residents, and physicians with disabilities, as well as current …

Chezie
Chezie is the only anonymous career insight platform for diverse employees. See how people like you feel about working at …
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to assess an employers commitment

This resource will help you assess an employers commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while navigating the job search process.

AbilityLinks

The leading web-based community for job-seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers.

US Office of Disability Employment Policy

Every job seeker with a disability is faced with the same decision: “Should I or shouldn’t I disclose my disability?” …