Transition Preparation: College to Career for Students with Disabilities

You have the skills and the ability, but you also happen to have a disability. During your job search and on the job, you want your talents to shine through and the focus to be on all the things you can do. The Rochester Institute of Technology Career Advising and Cooperative Education office provides helpful information about job hunting  for students with disabilities.  Topics covered include:

  • Work-related Accommodations
  • Disclosing a Disability
  • Disclosure Preparation
  • Disclosure Pros, Cons, and Timing
  • Who to Tell
  • Disclosure Script
  • Your Employment Rights Under the ADA
  • Examples of prohibited employment practices under the ADA
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Before the Interview
  • During the Interview
  • Job Search Resources
  • General Resources
  • Agencies and Organizations
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Internships options for students with disabilities who….
  • Opportunities for individuals working in the federal government
  • Special opportunities for graduate school
  • Special opportunities for Veterans
  • Employers Committed to Hiring Job Seekers with Disabilities
  • Employment Perspectives Video Series: Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining People with Disabilities

To explore these topics, visit Job Seekers with Disabilities


WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from thirty institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
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