Effective Job-Seeking Preparation and Employment Services for College Students with Disabilities
This article describes the approach implemented by one university to mitigate typical barriers encountered by col-lege students with disabilities when attempting to find post-graduation employment. The unique vocational program offered is reinforced by the successful employment outcomes and case studies discussed in this review. Over a span of five years, this approach yielded close to a 40% employment rate among graduates with disabilities. This is a significant percentage when considering the severity of disabilities within the target population and the national rates of employment for persons with disabilities. Recommended job-seeking preparation and employment services are outlined in this article with supporting literature. Implications for postsecondary institutions, disability services centers, state vocational rehabilitation counselors and researchers are provided.
Huber, M. J.,
& Bonza, A.
(2015). Effective Job-Seeking Preparation and Employment Services for College Students with Disabilities. Journal of Postsecondary Education & Disability, 28 (3), 375-282.