Welcome to the Students with Disabilities Connections Community!

The Career Center recognizes that social identities and career experiences often intersect and that Villanovans may face specific challenges navigating the career development process as they explore the world of work. This is a space to connect students with disabilities, alumni with disabilities and employers with one another through networking, professional development and educational events and programming. We will continually develop this community as we become aware of additional opportunities to advance the growth of all members of our community. Learn more about how jobs and internships featured on this page are sourced.

Job Searching With a Disability | How to Prepare for the Interview Process

For job seekers with disabilities, the job search may include questions and challenges that others may not regularly come up against. In addition to wondering whether the roles you’re applying for are a fit, you may also be concerned about …

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“Breaking Barriers: DEI Organizations Paving the Path to Success Through Financial Services Internships”

Historically, financial services and investment banking have lacked diverse talent. As an industry that is centralized in networking and social capital, many underrepresented and marginalized candidate groups have been excluded. Due to this fact, organizations like Girls Who Invest, INROADS, …

By Timaria Brach
Timaria Brach
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10 Ways Diversity Pipeline Programs Can Advance Your Career

There are numerous organizations that invest in fostering a diverse and talented pool of students to create a more equitable and inclusive workplace. Diversity pipeline programs make a great impact on students.

What are Diversity Pipeline Programs?

Diversity pipeline programs …

By Jhaakira Jacobs
Jhaakira Jacobs
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Identity and Career Readiness Resources

Skill Building Courses

Leading Your Org on a Journey of Allyship

Taught by Vernā Myers
Join inclusion strategist, Harvard-trained-lawyer, author and instructor, Vernā Myers, to learn how to grow a more inclusive workplace and become…

Accessibility and AI: Bridging the Disability Divide

Taught by Ioana Tanase
Building a future where everyone can access the benefits of technology has never been more important. If you’re a product…

Designing Accessible Components In Figma

Taught by Tetiana Gulei
From toggles to tabs, accessible components need to work across multiple devices and for a wide variety of users, including…

Inclusion and Equity for Workers with Disabilities

Taught by Liz Johnson
While inclusion and equity are increasingly important to organizations as they build and maintain their modern workforces, workers with disabilities…

Practical Accessibility for Designers

Taught by Chimmy Kalu
Take a deep look at designing and building accessible experiences with expert Chimmy Kalu, including practical examples and exercises to…

Creating Safe Spaces for Tough Conversations at Work

Taught by Madecraft
Tough conversations are exactly that: tough. They might involve topics that include heated opinions, arguments, or biases. But having these…

Foundations of Accessible Elearning

Taught by Oliver Schinkten
Providing accommodations to make learning accessible is a focal part of training and education. But how do you remove the…

Digital Accessibility for the Modern Workplace

Taught by Hector Minto
The move towards a more digital workplace affects everyone, from newly remote employees to frontline workers. With technology being such…

Supporting Allyship and Anti-Racism at Work

Taught by Dana Brownlee
While racism and discrimination are systemic problems that persist, each of us can play a role in helping to eliminate…

Architectural Design: The WE Way for Workplace Inclusivity

Taught by Oshoke Abalu
Architecture defines how we live and work in the world. Designing environments for all people gives an organization the ability…

Supporting Workers with Disabilities

Taught by Liz Johnson
A professional with a disability may also have an aptitude for project management, graphic design, or full-stack development. But physical…

iOS App Development: Accessibility

Taught by Kevin Favro
Millions of users rely on assistive technologies to help them make phone calls, send text messages, and access apps on…

Digital Accessibility for the Modern Workplace (with Audio Descriptions)

Taught by Hector Minto
The move towards a more digital workplace affects everyone, from newly remote employees to frontline workers. With technology being such…

Creating Accessible PDFs

Taught by Chad Chelius
Accessibility means making sure your content is available to as many people as possible. When you make your PDFs accessible,…

Accessible Video: Caption, Search, and Compliance Strategies

Taught by Richard Harrington
Ensuring that your video reaches the widest audience possible is essential to its success—and often a legal requirement. In this…

Accessibility for Web Design

Taught by Derek Featherstone
Are you doing everything you can to make sure your sites are accessible and easy to use? Learn practical accessibility…

UX Foundations: Accessibility

Taught by Derek Featherstone
The Internet has removed many obstacles to communication and interaction. However, when websites, technologies, or tools are poorly designed, they…

Inclusive Tech: Breaking into the Tech Industry

Taught by Shawna Curran
There exists a perception about who tech jobs are for. That perception doesn’t often include people from historically marginalized groups…

Simplifying Web Development with Accessibility Best Practices

Taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen
Too often in the world of web development, accessibility is given a low level of priority in the development stage…

Negotiating Your Compensation Package

Taught by Emilie Aries
Join career strategist and expert negotiator Emilie Aries as she walks through the process of successfully negotiating a new job…

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