By Brian J. Rybarczyk and Allison Gose, in the Inside Higher Ed Carpe Careers series.
For a graduate student, the job market is an intimidating space full of uncertainty. Add to that a disability, and the navigation of the professional world becomes even more daunting. From simple validation to the more complex navigation of identifying positions, interviewing and networking, individuals with disabilities face distinct challenges.
That’s why the two of us — Allison, a doctoral student with a disability, and Brian, a dean of academic and professional development — have teamed up to write this article. Our goal is to provide helpful advice — first, to graduate students, from Allison’s point of view, and then to career and professional advisers, from Brian’s.