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.

Announcements

Lime Connect Information Session and Coffee Chats for Students with Disabilities

Wednesday, February 5th:  Coffee Chats from 1:20 – 4:00 / Information Session from 4:00 – 5:00

Are you a student who happens to have a disability? Join Lime Connect for an information session to learn more about the opportunities available to jump start your career! Lime’s Director of Engagement will be on campus to discuss the Lime Network, the Lime Connect Fellowship Program, internship and career opportunities, scholarships and more! Learn about what Lime Connect has to offer and get answers to your questions about disclosure and accommodations. This is an event you won’t want to miss! RSVP for the information session to be held at 4:00 pm here.  Sign up for individual 20 minute “coffee chats” between 2:20 – 4:00 here.

Attention Sophomores! Apply by Sunday, March 1 for the Lime Connect Fellowship Program designed for highly accomplished rising juniors with disabilities.

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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