Students with Disabilities

Information for Students with Disabilities

The specific resources below may be helpful to students with disabilities. Please be sure to check the many other resources available on the Career Services website, including those for specific industries and the “learn how to” pages.   Students are also encouraged to schedule an appointment with a Career Services advisor to discuss any career-related concerns they might have and of course the Student Disabilities Services office in the Weingarten Learning Resources Center is an excellent resource.

Featured Articles

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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Career Resources

Location

Phone (215) 898-7531
Email careerservices@vpul.upenn.edu
Website https://careerservices.upenn.edu
Address

McNeil Building Suite 20
3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Service Hours

M9am-5pm
T9am-5pm
W9am-5pm
TH9am-5pm
F9am-5pm