Career Exploration and Development

Resources for Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities can face a unique set of challenges and concerns as they pursue their professional futures and enter the market for job and internships. Career Exploration and Development (CED) is committed to assisting all students in their professional endeavors and exploration, and can provide information and guidance specific to the experiences and needs of students with disabilities. In addition to the CED's online resources, the following links may be particularly helpful.

To learn about accessibility resources at Oberlin, check out the Office for Disability and Access.

Americans With Disabilities Act 
Information regarding the law governing the rights of people with disabilities both in the job application process and in the workplace. 
Comprehensive information about federal programs and services for people with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) 
A network dedicated to personalizing documentation detailing necessary accommodations.
National Organization on Disability 
A nonprofit organization that provides educational resources for people with disabilities.
National Business & Disability Council 
An organization for employers and employees to access disability resources and information.

A career database designated for students specializing in the sciences.
Lime Connect 
A database connecting people with disabilities to career opportunities.
This website covers important topics including job seeking strategies, acts and government resources, language, groups and associations, and even resources for employers.
U.S. Department of Labor Workforce Recruitment Program 
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.