College students and graduates with disabilities comprise a talent pool that can fill the gap for employers seeking skilled, motivated employees. Avoid missing out on these candidates by fine-tuning your recruitment practices to target this group.
In Return to Campuses, Students with Disabilities Fear They’re Being ‘Left Behind’
Many are having to press their universities for accommodations — or drop classes entirely Stephanie Lai | November 1st, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EDT Jessica Chaikof, 29, and her service dog, Jigg, are seen on campus at American University in D.C. on Oct. 19. Chaikof, who has Usher syndrome, is a master’s student in sociology. […]
Boston Children’s Hospital, Deloitte, Partners Healthcare, Raytheon and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network Commit to Innovative Pilot Program to Connect College Students with Disabilities to Professional Opportunities
Five major Boston-area employers have joined a new pilot program. Campus to Careers aims to place more qualified students with disabilities into meaningful careers. The Coca-Cola Foundation provided a $400,000 lead grant to kick-start the innovative, three-year pilot program.
Cracks in ‘Talent Pipeline’ Pose Risks for Employers, College Students With Disabilities
Frankly, America’s colleges and universities would do well to examine what RIT and other leaders in career services are doing right, because many, if not most, are getting it wrong. Nationally, students with disabilities take twice as long to secure a job after graduation. And of the 1.4 million college students with disabilities, about 60-percent of them can expect to not find a job when they graduate. Talk about a harsh dose of reality for young people who simply want to contribute.
NOD Kick Off National Disability Employment Awareness Month at the RIT Career Fair
To jumpstart NDEAM, a coalition of national organizations are shining a spot light on one critical issue facing companies seeking to meet federal disability employment targets: a broken pipeline between employers and universities who are graduating students with disabilities—and what’s being done to address it. Representatives from NOD, with National Association of Colleges and Employers […]