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:

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.

Become an Employer 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.

Contact campus2careers@nod.org to learn more.