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Students with Disabilities

We at the UW Career & Internship Center are committed to helping students with visible and non-visible disabilities find gainful and satisfying employment. To this end, we’ve compiled a list of resources for you, both on and off campus, which we hope will help with questions you may have about disclosure, accommodations and your legal rights. 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.

This Diverse Future Leaders Fellowship Will Accelerate Your Career Path—Here’s How

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We hear from students time and time again that finding opportunities that will actually help you develop professionally can be extremely challenging at times. That’s why when Lola and Johnny heard about L’Oréal USA’s Diverse Future Leaders Fellowship, they knew …

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Disclosure & the Workplace: Why, When, What, & How

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Many job seekers with disabilities wrestle with how and when to discuss their disability with a prospective employer. This decision may be framed differently depending upon whether an applicant has a visible disability or a non-visible disability. Ultimately, the decision …

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Apply for the Diverse Game Developers Virtual Exchange Running from July 26th to September 3rd

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The Diverse Game Developers Virtual Exchange provides grantees from underrepresented communities worldwide to build development skills and professional opportunities. With access to expert coaching, industry veterans, and game companies, this program uplifts and empowers the next generation of video game …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
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4 Tips for Discussing Your Mental Health with Your Boss

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It can be tricky, petrifying, and difficult to talk to your manager or potential manager about your mental health. But it’s a necessary conversation to have. Below are four suggestions for how to approach workplace conversations about your mental health.

By E.B. Howell - Vault
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Diversity includes Disability: An exploration of disability, technology & society

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UW staff, faculty, students, and other members of the UW community are invited to a series of screenings of the documentary FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement in May 2021 over Zoom. The documentary examines how technological advancements within society …

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Featured Resources

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?” …

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)

The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college …