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Individuals with Disabilities

The Career Achievement Network invites students and alumni to consider career coaching or a mock interview to prepare for success during your time in school and to feel confident about your post-graduation plans. We have worked extensively with Student Accessibility Services in the past to effectively serve students with disabilities and we invite you to reach out for your career and leadership needs. Many students have used coaching as a way to discuss how to disclose a disability, how to identify jobs of interest and to prepare for a successful job application experience. Schedule with a coach using the Handshake platform. Visit our About Handshake page to learn more about the tool and how to log in the first time.


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Ohio University Student Accessibility Services 

Accessibility Services is an essential resource for requesting accommodations, identifying resources to help you prepare for success, and to connect with your Accessibility Coordinator for individualized support.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state agency
that empowers Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence. Visit the link above to enter OOD's OOD Works website, part of the College2Careers initiative. Ohio University has a dedicated OOD representative, Hanna Jadwisienczak who can be reached by email at hanna.jadwisienczak@ood.ohio.gov. Hanna is available to meet with students individually to discuss employment needs, accommodations, and more.

Ohio University Counseling & Psychological Services 

Counseling & Psychological Services provides services to the campus community to support mental health and well-being. Individual appointments and drop in services are available, as well as a 24-hour phone line (740.593.1616). Couples and group counseling opportunities are also available through CPS.

Job Accommodation Network 

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. 

Workforce Recruitment Program 

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private-sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to demonstrate their abilities in the workplace through summer or permanent jobs.

Bender Consulting Virtual Career Fair for People with Disabilities 

Bender Virtual Career Fairs for People with Disabilities are held in March and November each year. Our past virtual career fairs have each included national candidate participation with over 1,000 registrants with disabilities, including veterans and students and alumni from two and four year colleges and universities.

Disability Equality Index 2019

The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is the most comprehensive benchmarking tool for disability inclusion.

DiversityInc: Top 50 Companies for Diversity

To be ranked in the top 50, companies have to demonstrate diversity related to talent pipeline, talent development, leadership accountability, and supplier diversity. Additional lists feature top companies for LGBT employees, people with disabilities, veterans, executive women, women of color, diversity leadership, and specific industries and initiatives.

Great Places to Work: Best Workplaces for Diversity

The Best Workplaces for Diversity list focuses on the experiences of women, people of color, LGBTQ people, employees who are Boomers or older, and people who have disabilities. To determine the Best Workplaces for Diversity, Fortune partnered with the people analytics firm, Great Place to Work®, to analyze anonymous survey feedback representing more than 4.4 million US employees.

Diversity Best Practices Inclusion Index Snapshot 2019 [PDF]

The programs and policies that help organizations successfully recruit, retain and promote diverse employees are strengthened by inclusive company cultures and management accountability for results.