Students with disabilities may experience unique considerations during career development and searching and preparing for the next step (e.g. job, continued education, volunteering, etc.).  To determine the best steps for you, please schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor.

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Career Resources

Job Search and Networking Tools

  • Federaljobs.netdescribes hiring options, certifications and accommodations for students with disabilities interested in pursuing a career in the federal government
  • The Workforce Recruitment Programrecruiters from federal agencies conduct personal interviews with college students with disabilities; recruiter will visit UVA in the Fall semester; contact Dreama Johnson, Career Counselor for Outreach, at dreama@virginia.edu if interested
  • The Riley Guide: lists several employment resources and job listings for individuals with disabilities
  • Emerging Leaders: highly competitive program placing college students with disabilities in summer internships
  • recruitABILITY: provides an online, targeted recruiting site that effectively connects proactive employers with disabled job seekers
  • JobAccessservices include resume building, posting services, and online applications
  • Entry Point!program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science offering internship opportunities for students with disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science
  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities: consortium of universities, national employers and government agencies focused on the career employment of college graduates with disabilities
  • The National Coalition for Students with Disabilitiesstrengthens the legal rights of persons with disabilities; provides information on employment, scholarships, telecommuting, and internships
  • College Scholarships and Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities:  also sponsored by affordablecollegesonline.org this site provides information on resources students can utilize to help mediate college expense.

UVA Student Groups and Resources

Resources for Scholarships/Fellowships:

Professional Associations

You can find out about a number of professional associations based by major or industry interest through resources available to you in your Handshake account. 
Go to the Resources tab and search for the following resources, “What Can I Do With This Major?” and Career Insider by VAULT.