Yale’s Office of Career Strategy is positioned to support students with disabilities as they pursue career opportunities that align with their professional goals. With specialized programming, resources, and advice, OCS advisors can guide students through the process of securing positions.
Yale’s Student Accessibility Services is the key Yale campus resource for students with disabilities.
Some employers may offer diversity recruitment programs aimed to address gaps in the workforce, and students are encouraged to research those programs to learn more.
Workforce Recruitment Program
Yale is registered for the Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP), a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers with college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs. Contact the Office of Career Strategy to learn more.
Knowing Your Rights
Know your rights when seeking employment. The Americans with Disabilities Act provides A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment.
Every U.S. state is mandated to have statewide disability services. Search for your state’s posted legal disability rights by using the search terms ‘Disability Rights [name of state]’.
What is a Reasonable Accomodation?
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides resources and policy guidelines for job applicants with disabilities, including details on reasonable accommodations.
Interested in pursuing graduate programs?
Yale’s Office of Career Strategy provides robust advice on how to apply for graduate and professional school programs. Visit the Applying to Graduate & Professional School page on the OCS website to learn more. Additional considerations for Students with Disabilities who are thinking about applying to graduate or professional schools include:
- Identify which exams are needed and how far in advance exam accommodations must be requested
- Recent documentations regarding your disability will likely be needed for exam accommodations