Our lobby hours are 9:00-5:00 Mon-Fri.  We also offer resources, appointments, and webinars.  NOTE - We will be operating virtual only on Fri Feb 17.

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.

Disability Solutions works with employers across the globe to attract and hire talent with disabilities.  They provide job alerts, free resources for jobseekers including job boards, and more. Disability Solutions partners with companies including Pepsi, Frito Lay, Johnson & Johnson, …

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Student Career Treks – Spring Break

Interested in learning how to put your degree to use? UWAA career treks offer a chance to meet up with UW alumni who are making an impact on these all-day field trips to companies around Seattle. Pick from the four …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) Applications due Feb. 5th

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer program for freshman + sophomore UW students to explore their interests in medicine, dentistry, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and more. The program offers students a chance …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
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New WA law requiring employers to disclose salary takes effect

The law aims to empower workers and improve pay equity

Job seekers, rejoice: we no longer have to guess what a job might pay, we no longer have to worry about awkward “desired salary” questions on job applications, and we …

By Kirk Heynen (He/Him)
Kirk Heynen (He/Him)
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Internships Open: UW’s Gender Equity Commission & Office of Inclusive Design

Applications are open with upcoming deadlines for both the GEC Student Intern and Office of Inclusive Design Student Intern. Read smore below:

Gender Equity Commission Student Intern: Link to Application
Due November 15, 2022

The Gender Equity Commission is an …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
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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…

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Paula Orrego

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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 …

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 …