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Job Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Periodically, the Office of Disability Support Services receives information about upcoming employment opportunities and career fairs geared toward persons, specifically students, with disabilities. Please check back often for updates. For general information about career services, please see Career Services.

October 12, 2017: The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Weber Shandwick are recruiting college students with disabilities that have an interest in communications public relations to participate in a mentoring and job-shadow experience this fall at Weber Shandwick’s Washington, DC office.  On October 12, 2017 the Washington, DC office of Weber Shandwick will host a Disability Mentoring Day event that will include job-shadowing and mentoring experiences for college students with disabilities. Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications firm with expertise in healthcare, public affairs, social impact, and digital.  The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is partnering with Weber Shandwick to organize this event. Weber Shandwick is looking to host 3-4 students with disabilities that that have an interest in communications and public relations. During this event, Weber Shandwick is offering mentoring and job shadowing experiences in the following practice areas:

  • Health Care — Helps nonprofits, government, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and trade associations with public health, patient advocacy, product launches, healthcare policy and a range of other medical issues.
  • Public Affairs — Builds integrated communications strategies across sectors and industries to shape the policy landscape, and grow and reinforce corporate reputation.
  • Social Impact — Works with purpose-driven organizations across the private, public and social sectors that are focused on solving complex business and social issues.
  • Digital — Creates engaging digital storytelling platforms and drives dynamic content sharing through branded experiences.

2017 Disability Mentoring Day with Weber Shandwick

October 12, 2017

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Weber Shandwick – Washington, DC office

733 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Students with disabilities who have an interest in working for Weber Shandwick or learning more about public relations are encouraged to apply to participate in this event, regardless of their major.

How To Apply

Students who are interested in participating in Disability Mentoring Day with Weber Shandwick should complete this online application.You will be asked to upload your resume and share why you are interested in participating in this event. If you have any questions or have trouble accessing the online form please contact Zach Baldwin at zbaldwin@aapd.com or 202-521-4310.

Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is a large-scale national effort coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to promote career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships.

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications firm with expertise in healthcare, public affairs, social impact, and digital. Powell Tate—the D.C. office of Weber Shandwick—houses experience in these areas, along with creative and analytics. WS/Powell Tate has received numerous industry accolades  and has been ranked a top workplace by the Washington Post and Washington Business Journal.

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 56 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.

 

Apply for the 2018 Summer Internship Program – The AAPD Summer Internship Program develops the next generation of leaders with disabilities and offers host employers access to a talented, diverse workforce. The application deadline is November 6, 2017.

Apply for the 2018 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards – Through the AAPD Paul G. Hearne Leadership Awards, AAPD recognizes outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community. The application deadline is October 2, 2017.

October 30, 2017: 2017 Disability Mentoring Day with Capital One:   The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and Capital One are recruiting college students with disabilities to participate in a mentoring and job-shadow experience this fall at Capital One’s McLean, VA office. Please see below for more information. Thank you in advance for passing on this information to your students! Please contact me at zbaldwin@aapd.com or 202-521-4310 with questions.

On October 30, 2017, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm,  the McLean, VA office of Capital One will host a Disability Mentoring Day event that will include job-shadowing and mentoring experiences for college students with disabilities. The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is partnering with Capital One to organize this event. Capital One is looking to host approximately 15 students with disabilities that are interested in the general business functions of the company. These include:

  • Banking
  • Corporate Communications
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Marketing/Branding
  • Program/Process Management
  • Retail Banking
  • Risk Management

Students with disabilities who have an interest in working for Capital One or learning more about the business are encouraged to apply to participate in this event, regardless of their major.

How To Apply

Students who are interested in participating in Disability Mentoring Day with Capital One should complete this online application. You will be asked to upload your resume and share why you are interested in participating in this event. If you have any questions or have trouble accessing the online form please contact Zach Baldwin at zbaldwin@aapd.com or 202-521-4310.

Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is a large-scale national effort coordinated by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) to promote career development for students and job-seekers with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships.

Capital One is a bank holding company specializing in credit cards, home loans, auto loans, banking and savings products headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the over 56 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation.

National Federation of the Blind:  The National Federation of the Blind of Virginia (“NFBV“) is cohosting a blind student networking event this summer on June 2-4, 2017.  Most of the expenses, including lodging and food are provided and up to $20 will be provided to the first 15 students from Virginia and DC to RSVP to help defray the cost of transportation. Those students who are also legally blind,  e.g. visual acuity of 20/200 or less, may also apply. For more information, contact Mr. Derek Manners at dmanners@jd16.law.harvard.edu

Workforce Recruitment Program: Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP) is a resource for federal agencies and private businesses nationwide to identify qualified temporary and permanent employees from a variety of fields. Applicants are highly motivated post-secondary students and recent graduates eager to prove their abilities in the workforce. Employers seek to fill both temporary and permanent positions in a variety of fields.

Walmart is Hiring:  Walmart is now hiring for their new store, which is located at 310 Riggs Rd. NE (walking distance from the Ft. Totten metro).  They will be hiring 300 or more associates at the Ft. Totten store and backfilling at their Georgia Ave and H St stores.  The grand opening date has not been confirmed yet, but it will be this Fall. They are now accepting job applications.  People must apply on-line at www.walmart.com/apply.  If anyone would like  to apply for jobs at the Ft. Totten store specifically, the store number is #3035.  They can also search by geography (ex. Washington, DC), in which case, all the available jobs at their stores throughout DC will show. They are looking for candidates who demonstrate enthusiasm, potential, and an interest in retail.  68% of their associates are DC residents!

The hiring center hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for candidates who need access to computers for the online application. The range of jobs available includes professional services, sales floor associates and supervisors, front-end cashiers, customer service, cart pushers, greeters, stockers and others. Walmart will offer a job to any eligible U.S. veteran honorably discharged from active duty since the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment launched on Memorial Day 2013. Interested veterans may find out more at http://walmartcareerswithamission.com.


For more information, contact Disability Student Services by phone at 202-884-9358 or visit us in Main 212.

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