Career Resources

The websites listed below are for informational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the CSD.

  • UConn Center for Career Development
    UConn’s center for career exploration and advice, located on the Storrs campus.
  • ACT: Resources for Education and Workplace Success
    ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides more than a hundred assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development.
  • America’s Job Bank
    America’s Job Bank can help find the job that’s right for you. Thousands of new jobs are posted daily by employers searching for someone like you.
  • Bender Consulting Services, Inc.
    Providing consulting in information technology and creating employment opportunities for all people with abilities.
  • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD)
    COSD is a unique consortium composed of large and small universities, well – known national employers and US Government agencies focused on the career employment of college graduates with disabilities. COSD is funded through a grant provided by the U. S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.
  • Career Connection Blog
    Disability.gov’s blog regarding careers for people with disabilities.
  • Disability Resources on the Internet: Career Center
    Disability Resources, inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently. We disseminate information about books, pamphlets, magazines, newsletters, videos, databases, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, telephone hotlines and on-line services that provide free, inexpensive or hard-to-find information to help people with disabilities live independently.
  • Disaboom
    Disaboom is an interactive online community for those with disabilities and their caregivers, friends, families, organizations, medical providers and others.
  • Entry Point!
    Entry Point!, a program of the American Association for the Advancment of Science (AAAS) offers outstanding summer internships and semester co-ops in major companies throughout the United States. Entry Point! is available to students with disabilities majoring in science, engineering, mathematics, and some business fields.
  • Exploring Career Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.  This site offers information for students looking to pursue various careers.
  • GettingHired.com
    GettingHired is a national employment and social networking portal that uniquely connects job seekers with disabilities with employers committed to hiring them. Many career building tools are available including Career Compatibility Assessments, Cover Letter and Resume Building Tools, Video Interviewing Training, and more.
  • IBM’s Diversity Recruitment Programs
    Think core values. Look for a company that believes workforce diversity is a major contributor to success. IBM has been the leader in corporate workforce diversity since its founding. Did you know that we employ specialists dedicated to recruiting women, minorities and people with disabilities?
  • Impact: Feature Issue on Employment and Women with Disabilities
    The Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, has published “Impact: Feature Issue on Employment and Women with Disabilities,” a publication offering personal stories, strategies, research, and resources to enhance employment options for girls and women with disabilities.
  • ITWD Recruitment – VAVAIR
    Individuals with Disabilities Recruitment Team at the Naval Air Station utilizes special hiring authorities that open the doors to a federal career without having to compete through a job announcement.
  • Job Accommodation Network
    A free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability related legislation, and educating callers about self-employment options.
  • JobEnable.Com
    The goal of JobEnable.com is to enhance the opportunities for people with disabilities to find employment by providing a vehicle where they
     can showcase their qualifications and talents to an audience of prospective employers. On JobEnable.com, job seekers can post their resumes and search the database for available positions. Employers are able to post jobs and search resumes, recruiting qualified candidates who are the best fit for their organization.
  • Major to Career Converter
    Find a listing of career opportunities reflective of your academic major, interests, values, personal style and skills. Some career opportunities will require advanced study.
  • Monster.com Diversity and Inclusion
  • National Business and Disability Council’s Resume Database
    Graduating students, new and old persons with disabilities who hold postsecondary degrees are invited to register their resumes with the NBDC. There is no charge to list your resume.
  • National Technical Assistance Centers on Workforce and Disability
    The National Center on Workforce and Disability for Adults (NCWD-Adult) is a comprehensive technical assistance resource that can assist organizations and professionals who provide workforce development and employment related services to adults with disabilities. The NCWD-Adult provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for all in the workforce development system. The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD-Y) is a comprehensive technical assistance resource to assist the workforce development community to address issues affecting the employment of youth with disabilities. The NCWD-Y includes partners with expertise in disability, education, employment and workforce development issues. The Collaborative strives to ensure that youth with disabilities are provide full access to high quality services in integrated settings that maximize employment and independent living opportunities.
  • O*NET Online
    The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this freely available database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, the interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.
  • Society for Human Resource Management
    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) created this resource page with employers in mind. Here you will find a wealth of resources, articles and links to help you source, recruit, retain and develop people with disabilities, a pool of talent too often overlooked by employers.
  • Target Jobs
    Graduate career advice and jobs.
  • The Work Site – Employment Support for People with Disabilities (Social Security Online)
    The Work Site strives to promote the employment of Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities by designing policies that make work pay, promoting research and program innovation, educating the public about programs and services that facilitate entry into the workforce, and partnering with other public and private groups to remove employment barriers for people with disabilities.
  • The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities
    The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a resource to connect public and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated postsecondary students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workforce. Employers seek to fill both temporary and permanent positions in a variety of fields.
  • U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Disability Employment Policy
    The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities.
  • Youth, Disclosure, and the Workplace: Why, When, What, and How
    This fact sheet provides guidance and explore issues related to disclosing one’s disability to an employer.