We are open 9:00-5:00, Mon-Fri. We do not host drop-in coaching during the summer.

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.

DO-IT STEM student mentoring program

The DO-IT Center at the University of Washington that works to increase the representation of students with disabilities in STEM careers; one of those projects is The Alliance for Students with Disabilities for Inclusion, Networking, and Transition Opportunities in STEM (

By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Shawn Layden interview — How diversity can save gaming as it faces labor shortages (Shared Article from VentureBeat)

This is a shared article from VentureBeat, for the original article with many more resources click here. 

Shawn Layden had a long career at Sony, and now he gets to offer advice to companies like Streamline Media Group as they …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Huskies@Work — Get Matched with an Alum

Got career questions? The UW’s amazing network of alumni has answers. UW alumni are working in just about every field imaginable, in Puget Sound and all around the world. Find knowledge and inspiration, learn how Huskies landed where they are …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Voices of Lime: Insights into life on the Autism Spectrum

Join Lime Connect and Paulette Penzvalto, Engineering Program Manager at Google and Lime Network member, as she moderates a discussion with Lime Network members who are living and working successfully with Autism.  Paulette is COO of the Google Disability Alliance …
By Dan Poux (He/Him)
Dan Poux (He/Him) Career Coach
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Use the Skills that You Learn in College Overseas with the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a 27-month service opportunity to work on community led projects in one of 60 countriesSector options include health, agriculture, environment, education, community economic development, and youth in development. Volunteers receive benefits during and after their …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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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 …

Odyssey

Odyssey is the community for professionals uplifting under-represented students.  If you’re a student, join today to create your dream career path, …

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.

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