Notetaking assistance is provided as an accommodation for students whose documented disabilities interfere with their abilities to take notes. Please visit our Notetaking Assistance page to learn more about this position. For specific questions regarding notetaking positions, please contact Jaclyn Moriarty, Accommodations Coordinator at Jaclyn.Moriarty@uconn.edu.
A personal assistant provides a person with a disability the kind of lifestyle which would otherwise be unattainable. As a personal assistant, you would provide support necessary for the person to carry out an active life. Please visit our Personal Assistant page for more details. To learn more about the CSD’s Referral Services, please contact Jennifer Lucia, Associate Director at Jennifer.Lucia@uconn.edu.
Graduate students provide proctoring services at the Center for those students approved for extra time and reduced distraction environment accommodations. Exams are given daily during the academic year from 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Openings are posted through UConn’s JobX, although interested students should send questions and/or resumes to Jackie Moriarty at Jaclyn.Moriarty@uconn.edu.
Readers and Scribes
The CSD occasionally hires students to serve as readers or scribes for exams. Readers read aloud exam questions for students while scribes write out students’ dictated answers for them. Readers and scribes do not assist the students taking the exams in any other way. Exams are given daily during the academic year from 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Openings are posted through UConn’s JobX, although interested students should send questions and/or resumes to Jackie Moriarty at Jaclyn.Moriarty@uconn.edu.
The Center for Students with Disabilities and University of Connecticut Interpreting Services employ undergraduate and graduate student workers to staff our front desks, answer general questions, and assist with a variety of projects. Student employees, in addition to learning general office procedures, also gain insight into the accommodation process, how students with disabilities function in higher education and insight into higher education administration. Openings are posted through UConn’s JobX, although interested students should send questions and/or resumes to Tim Smagacz at Timothy.Smagacz@uconn.edu.
The CSD employs undergraduate engineering student to work on the CSDTech Team. CSDTech Team members are responsible for researching new assistive and learning technologies, providing demonstrations and trainings on technologies to students with disabilities, problem-solving technology issues within the office and a variety of other technology related tasks. Openings are posted through UConn’s JobX, although interested students should send questions and/or resumes to Alyssa Marinaccio at Alyssa.Marinaccio@uconn.edu.
Other Job Opportunities
Learn about Connect-Ability - an initiative for people with disabilities seeking employment for the first time or who want a new challenge, and employers seeking valuable, qualified workers. For more information visit http://www.connect-ability.com/.
Are you looking for a paid summer internship? Are you a college or graduate student with a disability?
"Emerging Leaders is a highly competitive program that places undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities. Emerging Leaders partners with businesses to help them find outstanding new talent while also considering diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices."
For more information on program requirements and applying, please visit http://www.viscardicenter.org/nbdc/emerging-leaders/students/.
National Business & Disability Council's National Resume Database
The National Business & Disability Council's National Resume Database(®), which was developed with the goal of bringing together top talent with disabilities and America's top employers in both the private and public sector. This service is provided free of charge to job seekers with disabilities and is open to applicants who have earned or are expected to earn a two or four year degree within the next six months or have completed equivalent technical training. Log onto www.nbdc.com and click onto "Job Seekers". For more information, contact me at 516-465-1519 or Lana Smart, Vice President of Corporate Services at 516-465-1510.