The Campaign for Disability Employment
What can YOU do? The Campaign for Disability Employment is a comprehensive resource with information for employees, for job seekers, and for entrepreneurs. It is online at:
DO-IT Video Collection includes many titles including:
Videos are audio described and captioned. The collection can be found online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev3Q4acwWdM&list=UU8NsdC6bvekxz5GgG9Ns_tA&index=6
Options for students with disabilities
The Emerging Leaders internship program matches undergraduate and graduate level college students with disabilities with paid summer internships at prominent corporations. Visit http://emerging-leaders.com/ for program details and qualifications. applications are being evaluated as received, so early application is encouraged.
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute and NASA established a new internship program for blind students last summer. The Excellence through Challenging exploration and Leadership (EXCEL) program provided five-week internships under NASA supervisors. Interns lived independently to sharpen daily living skills while receiving mentoring from successful blind adults near their internship site. To request information, send an email to email@example.com and include your name, address, and phone number. Interested students must be legally blind, at least 18 years old, be going into their first or second year of college, have an interest in pursuing STEM careers, and have at least a 3.0 GPA.
The National Business and Disability Council (NBDC) will enter your resume into their National Resume Database! This is a free service for college students with disabilities who are approaching graduation. You pay no fees to be listed on the database, and no one will ask you to disclose your disability. You can update your resume online, and it will be made available to companies that have demonstrated a commitment to hiring people with disabilities. Employers will contact you directly, and you only need to submit ONE resume to be considered by top companies located in cities throughout the country. To register, fax resume to 1-877-634-7068 or visit http://www.business-disability.com and click on "job seekers" and "post resume".
Workforce Recruitment Program
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) for college students with disabilities connects public and private sector employers nationwide with postsecondary students. Employers seek to fill both temporary and permanent positions in a variety of fields, using WRP applicants. During winter quarter, personal interviews are conducted. By late March, a database of student information is made available to employers. This program is open to college students with disabilities who are enrolled more than half time. Recent graduates and students in their last quarter enrolled less than half time may also be eligible. For more information, contact UAA Disability Support Services at 907-786-4530 (V/TTY).
Schedule A Hiring Authority
Schedule A hiring authority is an option for individuals with significant disabilities to gain employment in the federal government though non-competitive hiring.
This page from the US Office of Personnel Management offers more information
Options for all students
UAA Career Services Center
The UAA Career Services Center (CSC) is a fabulous resource for students who are looking for counseling, training and resources to assist in the process of making informed career decisions. The CSC offers a wide range of services including mock interviews, job expos, a lending library with books and videos and much more. CSC is located on the first floor (Room 122) of Rasmuson Hall (formerly known as the Business Education Building) on the main UAA campus.
Phone: 907-786-4513 (voice/tty) - Fax: 907-786-4351
UAA classes in career exploration
The Advising & Testing Center offers a five-week course (1 credit hour) career exploration class (COUN 101). Generally, only one section of this course is offered each fall and spring semester. The course covers a variety of topics including exploring self-concept, values, interests, skills, aptitudes, work orientation, occupational information and decision making.
Links of Interest
Alaska Job Center Network
Center for Human Development
Cook Inlet Tribal Council Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Veteran's Affairs
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Job Accommodation Network
UAA Human Resources
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