DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGE:

Just one in four college graduates with disabilities are working across the U.S. Our nation’s universities have become increasingly skilled at ensuring accommodations on campus for students with disabilities, however, most are not as equipped at preparing students with disabilities for the workforce or connecting these grads to hiring employers.

INNOVATION TEAM:

NOD
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Work Without Limits
The Coca-Cola Foundation

IMPACT:

Working in collaboration over a two-year period, Campus to Careers anticipates connecting students and recent graduates with disabilities to meaningful internships and careers, by training participating employers on proven disability recruitment strategies, coaching campus disability and career services offices on effective collaboration models, and facilitating relationships between companies and these student service offices to build a talent pipeline. Notably, Campus to Careers will analyze results-driven employment outcomes and, ultimately, create a suite of services for broader impact.

Read the Campus to Careers press release and find out more on HuffPost.

GET INVOLVED:

Become a Participating Student/Grad:

College students and recent grads from the participating universities interested in participating, can complete this webform to enroll.

Become an Employer or University Partner: 

Participation represents an exclusive opportunity to be on the leading-edge of a collective impact model changing how businesses support and recruit students with disabilities from college campuses across the country. In an effort to make the best quality matches for employers and students we have limited the number of university and employer partners in the Massachusetts pilot location.

Campus to Careers offers participating employers:

  • Access to an untapped talent pool of students with disabilities, prepared to succeed in the workplace,
  • Enhanced relationships with campus career and disability services offices,
  • Training for recruiters and hiring managers in disability awareness, etiquette and interview techniques as well as sharing employment best practices  and
  • Broad recognition for their commitment to disability inclusion in the workplace.

Learn More:

Contact us at campus2careers@nod.org.

CURRENT EMPLOYER PARTNERS:

Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Hospital
Deloitte
Deloitte
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Partners HealthCare
Partners HealthCare
PwC
PwC
Raytheon
Raytheon
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

Current University Partners:

Brandeis University
Brandeis University
College of the Holy Cross
College of the Holy Cross
Northeastern University
Northeastern University
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Westfield State University
Westfield State University
Worcester State University
Worcester State University

BEST PRACTICES

Best Practices for Recruiting Students with Disabilities

NOD and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) share tips to promote successful outcomes for students with disabilities and employers seeking to hire them.

Bridging the Employment Gap for Students with Disabilities

Learn about the disconnection on campus between career services offices and students with disabilities and its impact for companies seeking to meet federal hiring guidelines. This publication offers a case study and recommendations on what colleges and recruiters can do to address this issue.