Why I’ve Never Told Anyone at Work About My Chronic Pain

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Chronic pain affects anywhere from 11% to 40% of people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, in 2016, an estimated 20.4% of U.S. adults had coped with chronic pain, and 8% …

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5 Steps to Disclosing an Invisible Disability at Work

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Once upon a time, I had a high-level job at a national magazine. I was up for a promotion to editor-in-chief and was invited to lunch with the company’s VP. He was a tall guy with legs as long as …

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Career Services Guide to Being on the Job Search with Disability

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Embrace Your Strengths

Having a disability gives you a unique perspective which can often be an advantage in the workplace. Think about the specific skills or talents your disability gives you. Here are some ideas, based on a presentation given …

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What I’ve Learned First-Hand About Getting Ahead at Work With a Speech Impediment

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“Did you forget your name?” someone asked me at a networking event for marketing professionals a few years ago after it took me almost a minute to say it.

“No, I stutter,” I politely replied.

“Oh my gosh. I’m so …

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5 Lessons I Needed to Learn About Job Searching as a Disabled Person

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Once upon a time, I was a newly crowned master of journalism who used to roll out of bed mid-afternoon, brush my hair, and eat something before I settled in for my “day.” By “day” I mean I’d check in …

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Up Close and Personal with History

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This is the next in a series of posts by recipients of the 2018 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they’ve been spending their …

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The Effects on Language Acquisition in Children

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This is the next in a series of posts by recipients of the 2018 Career Services Summer Funding Grant. We’ve asked funding recipients to reflect on their summer experiences and talk about the industries in which they’ve been spending their …

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