The Career Center provides career development and employment services for students with disabilities. These resources include:
- Individual assistance with a career professional
- Interviewing and resume writing assistance
- Recruitment events for full time employment and internships
- Information related to the Americans with Disabilities Act as it relates to employment
- Links to sites serving individuals with disabilities
For success in securing employment related to your major/ career goal, check out the following resources for college students and recent graduates, including students with disabilities, offered by the federal government, the state of New Jersey, professional associations and businesses, in addition to the Rutgers-Camden Career Center.
Workforce Recruitment Program
The Federal Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal agencies nationwide with undergraduate and graduate college students and recent graduates with disabilities (US citizenship required) seeking temporary (summer) or permanent jobs.
If you would like more information about this federal initiative, please contact the Rutgers Camden Career Center.
The U.S. Federal Government Pathways Programs have been created to help current students find paid internships, and recent graduates, full-time openings, with federal agencies. You can search for these kinds of openings via a link on the website to USA Jobs – the federal government’s official jobs site. For assistance with a federal government employment application and/or to learn how to receive academic credit for an internship, contact the Rutgers-Camden Career Center.
Individuals with disabilities can apply to federal jobs non-competitively through a process called “Schedule A,” or through the traditional (competitive) process. See: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/getting-a-job/.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN – a service of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy – is the leading source of free and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and employment issues for individuals with disabilities (and their families) working or seeking to work in either the public or private sector.
NJ Disability Resource Directory
The Division of Disability Services, through the NJ Department of Human Services, publishes an annual statewide directory of programs and services, including employment and training resources, to assist NJ residents with disabilities.
- Entry Point: Program to discover and develop talent among undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities who demonstrated a talent and interest in pursuing a STEM career.
CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine
Nation’s first and only career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels.
Organization for businesses who want to achieve disability inclusion and equality
- NexGen Leaders Initiative: Mentoring program for college students
- Disability Equality Index (DEI): The most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion
Largest network of high potential university students and professionals who happen to have disabilities in the world
Our Ability Connect
Our Ability Connect is an individual digital profile service you build created to promote future employment for people with disabilities through mentor networking, social engagement and personal empowerment.
REASONABLE ACCOMODATON POCKET CARD
The “Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation” pocket card assists applicants, employees and other interested parties in understanding the process for requesting a reasonable accommodation.
Reasonable Accomodation Pocket Card
We encourage students with disabilities to take advantage of all of the on campus services available to them. Offices that may be of additional assistance include: