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