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:

Workforce Recruitment Program

The Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities is now open! 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. Register by October 8.Upcoming

Microsoft Inclusive Hiring Events:

  • University Ability Hiring Event: Taking place on October 2nd and 9th and focused on full-time and internship positions for Software Engineers and Technical Program Managers
  • Autism Hiring Cohort: Taking place on October 21st – 24th focused on full-time Software Engineer candidates

2020 Google Lime Scholarship

The 2020 Google Lime Scholarship application is now open for current students  with disabilities who are pursuing Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degrees. Recipients will receive a $10,000 scholarship for those studying in the US for the 2020-2021 academic year. Scholars will also be invited to attend the annual Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA in Summer 2020 and be considered for internship opportunities with Google.  The application deadline is Thursday, December 5, 2019, at midnight PST / 3am EST.

 

 

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Career Resources

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Phone (215) 898-7531
Email careerservices@vpul.upenn.edu
Website https://careerservices.upenn.edu
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3718 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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