Office of Disability Services: Career Resources

Job Search/Career

  • LIME is a New York-based not-for-profit organization that represents a new direction in the business/disability space. By focusing on results and measurable return, we unlock economic potential both in the workforce and markets - through innovation and proven business practice.
  • COSD is a unique consortium composed of large and small universities, well - known national employers and US Government agencies focused on the career employment of college graduates with disabilities. Students can register with this site and then search the COSD database which offers contact information to large corporations in various fields.
  • The National Business & Disabilities Council is the leading resource for employers seeking to integrate people with disabilities into the workplace. This organization offers job seekers the ability to post their resume and search job and internship listings. In addition the NBDC provides resources and hosts career events for people with disabilities.
  • Just One Break (JOB) their mission is to find competitive employment for people with disabilities through partnerships with companies in all industries. They help place people with disabilities in full-time jobs and internships.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, job searches, legal issues, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects.
  • The Workforce Recruitment Program for People with Disabilities - (WRP) is a resource to connect public and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated post secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workforce. Employers seek to fill both temporary and permanent positions in a variety of fields. Interested students must contact their Office of Career Planning & Placement for more information.
  • DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Careers, which stands for Careers, Academics, Research, Experiential Education and Relevant Skills, is a DO-IT program that focuses on successful career preparation for individuals with disabilities. DO-IT staff can also help college students participate in work-based learning experiences such as internships, cooperative education, job shadowing, service learning, independent study, and informational interviews.
  • Disability Info - provides information about your employment rights, offers access to job bank and resume-building sites, and information about work incentives for Social Security recipients and job accommodations.
  • Equal Opportunity Publications - This company publishes the magazine, CAREERS & the disABLED, their website also offers a resume bank as well as career fairs for the differently-abled.
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employment of Persons with Disabilities provides information for potential applicants on how to get a Federal job, how positions are filled, how reasonable accommodations are made, and includes resources that can help you with a wide range of issues that pertain to the Federal employment of adults with disabilities. Links to other organizations that provide employment assistance to persons with disabilities are provided.

Services Offered by Career Planning and Placement

  • Individual Counseling Appointments
  • Resume Critiques and Workshops
  • Interview Preparation
  • Internship Information Sessions
  • Career Views
  • Resource Library
  • On-line job & internship postings
  • Workshops & Events

Visit the Office of Career Planning and Placement.

Print Resources

Allen, J. (1994). Successful Job Search Strategies for the Disabled: Understanding the ADA . New York : John Wiley & Sons.

Ryan, D. (2000). Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities. New York: Jist Publishing.

Bolles, R., Brown, D. (2001) Job-Hunting for the So-Called Handicapped or People Who Have Disabilities. New York: Ten Speed Press.

Disclosure and Legal Issues

Tips for Self Advocacy in the Workplace by Dale S Brown, in Linkages, Fall 1997 Vol. 4, No. 2, pp

Guide to Disability Law is a general primer on the various federal laws that impact the lives of people with disabilities.

Students with Disabilities, To Disclose or not to Disclose: That is the Question from Muhlenberg College. Discusses how and when to disclose a disability during a job application process.

Specific Disabilities

American Council of the Blind Job Connection - Job listings by industry.

AFB CareerConnect - Links job seekers to several career resources including job listings, workplace accommodations and a network of blind and visually impaired people who offer first-hand information and advice about job experience and the assistive technology they use. - A free job search engine, which includes the option to post a resume.

National Association of the Deaf Job Market - This site offers job seekers the opportunity to search listings in fields such as interpreting, education, and mental health services. In addition job seekers can directly apply to positions via this site.

Handling your Psychiatric Disability in Work or School - From Boston University. This link, designed for people with a psychiatric condition, addresses issues and reasonable accommodations related to work and school. The site also provides information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other employment and education issues for people with psychiatric disabilities.