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Career Resources

Disability Services works with the Career Center to provide assistance and resources to students with disabilities.  Both departments also educate staff members to better serve the unique needs of students with disabilities who are planning for their careers and seeking employment opportunities.

Campus Resources

Career Center
An integrated source of career opportunities for individuals and talent for employers. The Center promotes career learning throughout the entire period of a student's involvement with Texas A&M University by providing career information and facilitating employment connections.

Career Counseling
Career counseling focuses on who you are as a whole person as you engage in the process of career exploration. Career counseling assists students interested in choosing an academic major or graduate program, identifying potential careers or areas of professional interest, or working to integrate their academic and/or professional pursuits with their broader life choices.

 

Specialized Recruitment Programs Partnered with Texas A&M University

Entry Point
A program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) offering internship opportunities for students with apparent and non-apparent disabilities in science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and some fields of business.

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
Coordinated by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the U.S. Department of Defense, the WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers with highly motivated postsecondary students with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

Job Search Tools Focused on Individuals with Disabilities

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. - A technology-based consulting firm, specializing in creating employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, in the information technology, engineering, finance/accounting, and various other competitive employment areas.

GettingHired
A national employment portal, which is fully accessible, that connects job seekers with employers.  Offers monthly educational webinars, virtual career fairs, and an e-newsletter for job seekers.

Our Ability
A digital profile service created to promote future employment for people with disabilities through work-to-hire programs, helping to recruit future employees and implementing inclusion education for existing employees.

USAJobs
Job listings for the federal government and information for individuals with disabilities that are seeking employment with the federal government.

Work in Texas
A free job matching network in Texas managed by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Other Resources

AccessCollege: The Employment Office
Resources provided by the Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center on career preparation, resources and information.

Careers and the disABLED (Magazine)
A career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels.

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
COSD closely works with employers to identify innovative methods of recruiting and hiring college graduates with disabilities, including creation of internship opportunities or encouraging participation of employers in specialized internship and recruiting programs that focus on college students with disabilities.

Centers on Independent Living
Offers a directory of independent living centers by state.

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC)
A national network of centers that provide information, referrals, resources and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program
Emerging Leaders is a highly competitive program that places undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities. Emerging Leaders partners with businesses to help them find outstanding new talent while also considering diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices.

Google Lime Connect Fellowship Program
Fellows participate in an all-expense paid Leadership & Development Symposium in NYC, network and connect with our corporate partners for potential internships, receive individual coaching and mentoring for internship success, a $1,000 Fellows award and more.  This opportunity is open to all sophomores/rising juniors with disabilities at four year universities in the U.S.

Office of Disability Employment Policy  (Department of Labor)

Job Accommodation Network
Offers information on job accommodations for employees and employers.

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Resources and information provided by the State of Texas for people with disabilities seeking employment.

Ticket to Work Program  (Social Security Administration)
Provides services to help social security beneficiaries find and maintain employment.

US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) is a national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace.

Youth in International Development and Foreign Affairs DC Internship Program
Coordinated by the US International Council on Disabilitieis (USICD) focusing on youth with disabilities who are interested in international development or foreign affairs careers. Throughout the program, interns will be able to participate in trainings and workshops on career development topics, in addition to attend hearings in Congressional Foreign Relations Committees and attend meetings at the State Department and other agencies. Interns will receive a limited stipend, travel expenses, and fully-accessible housing.