Disability Resources 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.
- Webinar Panel: Job Searching with a Disability
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
5:30 – 6:45pm
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 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
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.
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.
Connect to jobs and receive curated job matches from employers who are committed to disability inclusion and creating diverse teams.
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.
Job listings for the federal government and information for individuals with disabilities that are seeking employment with the federal government.
Schedule A Hiring Authority – an initiative to significantly increase the population of individuals with severe disabilities employed by the federal government.
Work in Texas
A free job matching network in Texas managed by the Texas Workforce Commission.
A web-based community for job seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers. AbilityLinks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects people with disabilities and veterans to jobs with companies that value disability inclusion in their workforce.
AccessCollege: The Employment Office
Resources provided by the Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology (DO-IT) Center on career preparation, resources and information.
ADA National Network
Provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities”.
American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) Summer Internship Program
AAPD places college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in summer internships with Congressional offices, federal agencies, non-profits, and for-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. Each intern is matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals. AAPD provides the interns with a living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and fully-accessible housing.
Careers and the disABLED (Magazine)
A career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels.
Centers on Independent Living
Offers a directory of independent living centers by state.
A national non-profit that helps business drive performance by leveraging disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain, and marketplace.
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.
Potentia works with employers to leverage tech-savvy college grads on the autism spectrum.
Specialisterne works with employers across North America to recruit autistic and otherwise neurodivergent individuals.
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Resources and information provided by the State of Texas for people with disabilities seeking employment.
- Work in Texas – a free job matching network in Texas
Ticket to Work Program (Social Security Administration)
Ticket to Work is a free and voluntary program that can help Social Security beneficiaries go to work, get a good job that may lead to a career, and become financially independent, all while they keep their Medicare or Medicaid.
TXWORKS Internship Program
The Texas Working Off-Campus: Reinforcing Knowledge and Skills (TXWORKS) Internship Program is a program that provides students with opportunities to build their resumes through paid and professional work experiences aimed at strengthening their career readiness.
United States International Council on Disabilities Internship Program
Coordinated by the US International Council on Disabilities (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.