Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

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The EWU Career Center supports students and alumni with both visible and non-visible disabilities throughout your career development process. We have complied a list of resources to help you, and although not exhaustive, it will provide you with a lot of good information to get you started. We understand that career planning, professional development and job search can feel a little daunting to any student. To that end, we highly encourage you to make an appointment with a career advisor who can further assist you with career planning questions.

Know Your Employment Rights

It is important to know your legal rights in the workplace. These cover topics like illegal interview questions, discrimination, requests for accommodations, and disclosing your disability. These issues can be challenging to figure out on your own. As always, if something is unclear, we’re happy to discuss and help you understand these resources.

Getting Experience

If you are finding that you lack experience for the opportunities you are interested in, consider building experience in different ways. The following page has some ideas:

Job & Internship Search Resources

In addition to this list, see our Online Search page for general online job boards. Also, see our Professional Networking page to learn about finding opportunities through your relationships.

Fellowship, Internship, and Professional Scholar Programs

These programs are funded opportunities that help you gain experience in your future career. They look great on your resume and show your commitment to your field. You can also access important professional networks that will help you with your job search when the fellowship or program is over.

Here are some, but not all, opportunities available for students with disabilities.

Educational Articles/Resources

These resources will help you learn how to direct your college experience toward specific goals. They also provide general information about identity and the workplace.


Join or research a few professional organizations. You’ll meet other people in your community and field who can share their knowledge and perspective. This will give you a better understanding of your identity in the workplace.

This is not a comprehensive list. We encourage you to search for associations in relation to your field of interest.

Washington Organizations

You can find more resources and assistance in your region. Also, getting involved locally is a good way to build your connections while you are still in school.

Other On-Campus Resources

EWU also provides other organizations and resources to help support you. Visit the following connections and make friends. Reach out to a career advisor if you need help.