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.

Career opportunities at top employers for people with disabilities

Lime Connect’s partners have endless opportunities posted for students and professionals with disabilities from internships to senior-level roles and more!

Click the titles below to log into your Lime Community account and apply to your favorite opportunities today. Don’t have …

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Kendel Jester Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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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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Stanford Law Scholars Institute

Application deadline is January 19, 2024. 

For more information: https://law.stanford.edu/education/special-programs/stanford-law-scholars-institute/

Stanford Law School recognizes that the legal sector is among the least diverse professions in the United States and is committed to helping create a legal profession that better serves all …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Go Government

GoGovernment.org 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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Voices of Lime: The Intersecting Identities of Hispanic and Latine People who are Disabled

Watch the replay with Lime Connect and Jeff Soto, Head of Talent Acquisition, Americas at Sony Music who has lived experience with these intersecting identities, as he moderates a panel discussion with Lime Connect’s Hispanic and Latine Network members who …

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