Students With Disabilities

The Career & Co-op Center is committed to supporting and celebrating all facets of a student’s identity. Explore this page to find resources, advice and opportunities specific to students and alumni with disabilities.

What is Ableism? | Confronting Ableism in the Workplace

Despite the significant number of people living with disability across the U.S.—and the world at large—widespread misconceptions about disability can cause ableist language and behavior to proliferate.

But what is ableism, and how does it play out in the …

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Workforce diversity includes disabilities, not just gender and race

Most managers and human resource professionals would agree that it is super important for workplaces to welcome everyone, including people with disabilities. Why? Because lots of people with disabilities are ready to work and have amazing skills. But sometimes, they don’t get the same chances to find jobs as others. We need to change this because when everyone can work, it’s good for the whole company.

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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How to Find Organizations Committed to DEI Values

Most social-impact organizations today express a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The National Council of Nonprofits encourages organizations to not only articulate their values, but to be guided by them and to integrate them into their daily operations. …

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Benefits for Military Veterans Seeking Government Jobs

Military Veterans offer experience and expertise that is highly valued in public service positions across many Federal agencies. As such, applicants with veteran status, who meet specific eligibility criteria, are given priority over other similarly qualified candidates. While this does not guarantee a job offer, it can provide a unique advantage. Details of the Feds Hire Vets program can be found on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website.

By Julie Kimball
Julie Kimball Career Advisor, Career Services
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How to Make Your Virtual Meetings Accessible to All

Is your organization experienced in handling remote virtual meetings? Or are you still working out some kinks? No matter the case, you’ll want to make sure that attendees with visual, hearing, or mobility impairments can easily understand and participate.

Even …

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UMass Lowell’s Career & Co-op Center is pleased to offer a comprehensive recruiting system called Handshake. This system provides customized …

Handling Illegal Questions

PDF: If you are asked illegal questions during an interview, here’s how you can answer them.

The Federal Government’s official jobs site.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Know your rights and how the ADA protects people with disabilities in many areas of public life.

Employment Solutions

Employment Solutions, a division of Hire Disability Solutions LLC, provides comprehensive career services to facilitate employment for people with disabilities, …


EntryPoint! is a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering outstanding internship opportunities for students …

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