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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.

Opportunities for students & recent graduates with disabilities: The U.S. Business Leadership Network’s Rising Leaders Mentoring Program and Rising Leadership Academy are two great opportunities for students and recent graduates with disabilities. They are currently accepting applications and the deadline is December 18th! The U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is an organization that partners with the WRP. Please see attached or view the links below for more details about the program, how to apply, and who to reach out to if you have questions.

To view more information: http://www.usbln.org/what-we-do/rising-leaders-mentoring-program 

To view the application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018RLIapplication 

For questions, please contact: Keri Gray at keri@usbln.org

The Mentoring Program is a six-month career mentoring opportunity for college students and recent graduates, including veterans, with disabilities. It gives students and recent graduates a network of business partners to connect with and helps them navigate what it means to be successful as a person with a disability in the workforce. The program will run from March – August of 2018.

The Leadership Academy is an intensive two-day networking and career development opportunity that takes place during the USBLN Annual Conference, the nation’s premier business-to-business conference on disability inclusion. During the Rising Leadership Academy, students will experience cutting-edge educational sessions and exciting interactive programming with high-profile speakers. Students will also participate in numerous networking opportunities, including exclusive facilitated networking sessions that connect Rising Leaders to representatives from USBLN member companies/businesses. The upcoming 2018 Leadership Academy will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada and will run from July 7 – July 12.

Summer 2018 Jobs with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is accepting summer hire applications from students and recent grads. The deadline to apply is December 21, 2017. There are 25 vacancies in the following locations: Atlanta, GA; Rockville, MD; Lisle, IL; and King of Prussia, PA.  The salary ranges from $12.23 to $35.96 per hour.  To apply and view more information, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485096400. Students and recent grads must create a USAJobs account to submit their application. If you have questions after reviewing the website, email Summer_Vacancy.Resource@nrc.gov.

The Mentoring Program is a six-month career mentoring opportunity for college students and recent graduates, including veterans, with disabilities. It gives students and recent graduates a network of business partners to connect with and helps them navigate what it means to be successful as a person with a disability in the workforce. The program will run from March – August of 2018.

The Leadership Academy is an intensive two-day networking and career development opportunity that takes place during the USBLN Annual Conference, the nation’s premier business-to-business conference on disability inclusion. During the Rising Leadership Academy, students will experience cutting-edge educational sessions and exciting interactive programming with high-profile speakers. Students will also participate in numerous networking opportunities, including exclusive facilitated networking sessions that connect Rising Leaders to representatives from USBLN member companies/businesses. The upcoming 2018 Leadership Academy will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada and will run from July 7 – July 12.

Summer 2018 Jobs with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is accepting summer hire applications from students and recent grads. The deadline to apply is December 21, 2017. There are 25 vacancies in the following locations: Atlanta, GA; Rockville, MD; Lisle, IL; and King of Prussia, PA.  The salary ranges from $12.23 to $35.96 per hour.  To apply and view more information, go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/485096400. Students and recent grads must create a USAJobs account to submit their application. If you have questions after reviewing the website, email Summer_Vacancy.Resource@nrc.gov.

 

 

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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