Students with disabilities will face the same challenges as all job seekers, and may also have specific questions or issues that arise related to your disability. On this page is information about advising and resources specifically relevant to students with disabilities and your career development journey. 

ADVISING

We are glad to assist you through advising.

Uncertainty about whether you have a disability

For a more in-depth conversation about job search

Liz Wilson
Liz Wilson of CPD
  • Please call or stop by Career & Professional Development [CPD] [540-231-6241] during office hours to schedule an appointment to meet with Liz Wilson. Liz serves as the CPD liaison to the SSD office.

Disclosing a disability to an employer

  • There are many things to consider when deciding if/when to disclose a disability to an employer. You might consider discussing the options with your Services for Students with Disabilities counselor, or with Liz Wilson in CPD.

RESOURCES

Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) connects federal and private sector employers to eligible students and recent graduates with disabilities and serves as the primary pipeline for bringing new hires into the federal government. For more information, see our federal job search resources and on the menu see "Students with disabilities."

Job and Internship Resources

Some employers specifically seek out students with disabilities to hire into internship and job roles. Similarly, some websites exist solely to assist the job seeker who has a disability.  Below are some of the resources that may be helpful in your job or internship search.

Internship Resources

Job resources

  • 1800 Wheelchair
    Articles and resources to help people with disabilities find employment.
  • AbilityLinks.com
    Employment website for job seekers with disabilitiesJob search function for people with disabilities, including job listings, resources, FAQs. 
  • AbilityLinks.org
    Job search function for people with disabilities. Also lists employer partners seeking to create an inclusive workplace. 
  • American Foundation for the Blind
    Resources for visually impaired students.
  • Careers and the disABLED
    A monthly magazine featuring articles on career guidance and recruitment for people with disabilities.
  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities [COSD]
    Organization that works to assist college students and recent graduates with your job search.
  • DisABLED Person Inc.
    Extensive job board listings.
  • Federal Jobs for the Disabled Hiring Programs
    Comprehensive information and lists of jobs for people with disabilities in the federal government.
  • Getting Hired
    Nationwide job listings, as well as blog posts and webinars to help you on your job search. Has a section specifically for students. 
  • Job Accommodation Network [JAN]
    Source of free, expert, confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Lime Connect
    Global nonprofit that works to prepare college students with disabilities for scholarships, internships, and full-time careers. 
  • National Business and Disability Council
    Great online resources for job seekers with disabilities, including job and internship postings, local resource directories, webcasts, and more.
  • Our Ability
    Resources to help employers and job seekers connect.
  • Recruit Disability
    Job board, and students can also post your resume for hiring employers to view. General job search advice is also offered.
  • Workplace Diversity
    Organization that helps employers find diverse job candidates for inclusive work environments.