Students with disabilities

CAPD is here to help students with diverse abilities to feel empowered as they navigate internships, graduate school, full-time employment, fellowships, professional development and more. We look forward to getting to know you and our advisors can support you on your career journey from exploring your options, to finding internship/job opportunities and negotiating offers, to preparing for graduate/professional school and beyond!

Your Career Planning

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Finding & Assessing Opportunities

In addition to finding job/internship and other experiential learning opportunities via Handshake, keep in mind that many employers are specifically interested in hiring talent with disabilities. Tools like the Disability Equality Index (DEI) can help you to find disability-friendly employers.

You can also assess employers for inclusive practices by reviewing the employer’s website for accessibility features, utilizing your personal/professional network, and assessing the job application process.

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Your Workplace Rights

If at any point in your job or internship experiences you feel as though you are being discriminated against by your employer, remember that the law is on your side. There are several laws that protect individuals with disabilities in the workplace and during the job search process.

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Requesting Workplace Accommodations

Under the A.D.A., companies with more than 15 employees are required to provide you a reasonable accommodations when disclosing your disability.

The U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission provides ADA policy guidelines and resources on requesting accommodations for job-seekers with disabilities.

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Resources at CAPD & MIT

At CAPD, we are here to help you explore your career options, connect you with resources on campus, provide feedback on your application materials (resume, cover letters, and graduate school essays), and help you prepare for your next big interview. Use Handshake to book an appointment with a member of our Career Advising team.

If you have questions regarding your disability and your student experience, contact MIT’s Disability Access Services.

Mental Health Awareness Month Webinars

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In recognition, the MIT HR WorkLife and Wellbeing Center is hosting a series of live webinars throughout the month that will focus on personal wellbeing and mental health.

Experts in their fields, will share …

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Yale Law School Launchpad Scholars Program

This innovative program aims to ensure that excellent applicants from all backgrounds can maximize their potential as law students and legal professionals, empowering them to become leaders in their future careers.

Participants will receive tools and resources — including one-on-one mentorship, …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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2023 Lime Connect Fellowship Program: Applications close 2/26!

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program For Students with Disabilities is Lime Connect’s flagship program in the U.S. designed for highly accomplished rising juniors with disabilities. 

This prestigious program:

The Fellowship Program kicks off with a leadership & development symposium in New …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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Go Government by The Partnership For Public Service serves as the go to place to help everyday jobseekers understand the federal hiring process, so they can launch their career in government.

This website has resources to help students, recent graduates and …

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Goldman Sachs 2023 Exploratory Programs – Applications are Now Open!

Possibilities Summits Program

The 2023 Possibilities Summits Program is a two-week virtual program that offers a diverse cohort of undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in hybrid interactive workshops designed to expand their personal network, cultivate top industry skills and …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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