As a student or alumni with a disability, we know you may have specific questions as it relates to your job search such as when to disclose a disability, how to identify inclusive employers, and/or how to request accommodations in a job interview or in the workplace. Our team of career advisors is happy to discuss these topics with you and ensure you have the tools needed to proceed with confidence. Check out the below tools and resources to help you get started.

Career Advising
Have specific questions you would like to explore with a career advisor? Students can schedule an appointment with their Career Advisor using Pioneer Careers. Alumni, please utilize the alumni quick question hours for additional support.

Useful Resources

Job Accommodation Network
This site is a great tool for you and employers to explore to understand possible accommodation options that meet your needs.

Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment
This guide gives an overview of your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Disability Disclosure
This resource gives tips on when to disclose a disability and things to consider.

American Association of People with Disabilities
Great resources including internships, fellowships and the Disability Equality Index to help you identify the best organizations that employ and support people with disabilities.

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People with autism are “an untapped reservoir of talent” according to An Employer’s Guide to Managing Professionals on the Autism Spectrum (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017). While the range and severity of autism symptoms can vary widely, people with the disorder …

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In your job search journey, it can be helpful and inspirational to look to leaders in the professions you are passionate about or want to learn more about who came across challenges as students and, through those challenges discovered their …

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Internships and Careers at Microsoft for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

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Ranked by Forbes as #2 on their list of World’s Best Employers, Microsoft Corp. proudly carries at least a dozen other boast-worthy rankings, including #3 World’s Most Valuable Brand, #16 Top Regarded Company, and #50 America’s Best Employer. Who better …

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Disclosing Disabilities to a Potential Employer

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Preparing for the interview process is challenging for everyone. Paramount to all other aspects of an interview, are honesty and authenticity on the side of both the candidate and the employer. In the job search, the candidate is a product and …

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Beth Wade Assistant Director, Career & Professional Development Beth Wade
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