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.
Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Work Without Limits
The Coca-Cola Foundation
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.
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.
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CURRENT EMPLOYER PARTNERS:
Current University Partners:
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.
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.