If you have a visible or invisible disability, you may have many questions during a job or internship search.

We can support you by:

  • providing advice around your questions and concerns
  • helping you build confidence by focusing in on your unique strengths
  • directing you to other beneficial resources

Common Questions from Students with Disabilities

We can help guide you through many common questions such as:

  • How and when should I disclose my disability to an employer?
  • What is considered a “reasonable accommodation” and how should I request one?
  • What strengths can I bring to the workplace as a person with a disability?
  • How do I overcome challenges or request accommodations for an interview?
  • How can I figure out if an employer will be supportive and suit my needs and values?

Schedule a 30-minute career counseling appointment to discuss these and other questions, with a career counselor.

Columbia Resources for Students with Disabilities

  • Practice Interviews: Work with us to practice ways to disclose your disability.
  • Office of Disability Services (ODS): ODS can provide guidance on helpful workplace accommodations. ODS Learning Specialists can help you
    • develop strategies to read the body language and tone of an interviewer or employer
    • teach you appropriate email etiquette
    • help you practice talking about your disability to gain confidence

More Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

  • Lime Connect: Prepares and connects accomplished individuals with disabilities for careers with the world’s leading corporations
  • Entry Point: Identifies and recruits science, engineering, mathematics, computer science, and business students with disabilities for internship and co-op opportunities
  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities: Helps college students and recent graduates with disabilities gain the tools and knowledge necessary to secure their desired career
  • Job Accommodation Network: Helps people with disabilities increase their employ-ability and on-the-job success

Resources