Our office will be open virtually on Mondays and and Fridays during the summer.
Resume drop-in hours will resume in the fall.
Have a great summer!

Students with Disabilities

Whether visible or invisible, our office has tools and resources to help students with disabilities. We understand students with disabilities turn into excellent employees with disabilities but the job search can be challenging. The combination of advocacy, inclusivity, and determination can help to overcome some of those challenges and our office is here to play a part in the process.

How CPD Supports Students with Disabilities:
• Just being there and offering support to ALL students on campus
• Having easily accessible templates and examples
• Providing multiple ways to meet (in person, phone, zoom, email feedback)
• Giving direct feedback and limiting filler words and/or colloquialisms
Example: “This bullet point can be edited for clarity” vs. “Well, I feel like this bullet doesn’t make the most sense in the world, maybe we can tighten it up”
• Provide written feedback/notes/synopsis of meeting
• Practice interviews to help with interview skills (such as: including eye contact, body language, reducing anxiety, and how to best communicate skills)
• Offer support in asking potential employers for accommodations – for the interview and as an employee

NACE Article on Working with Students with Disabilities

The article emphasizes the importance of expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to include accessibility, particularly focusing on individuals with disabilities. The main points include:

Lastly, the article provides disability inclusion resources from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on …

By Jessica Pugliese
Jessica Pugliese Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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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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Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is observed in October and is a perfect opportunity for faculty and staff to promote awareness, celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities, and educate about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of …

By Jessica Pugliese
Jessica Pugliese Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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What Are Reasonable Accommodations at Work (and How to Request Them)?

Reasonable accommodations are adjustments to a hiring process, work environment, or job responsibilities so an employee with disabilities can apply for or perform their job. Depending on the type of disability, accommodations can look many different ways — from transcription …

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Calling all Graduates: Where to Next?

Do you know what your plans are for after graduation (employment, grad school, etc)? We want to know! Please take a few minutes to provide us with valuable information on our 2021-2022 baccalaureate graduates by completing the First Destination Survey. 
By Megumi Kim (she/her)
Megumi Kim (she/her)
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Featured Resources

Contact & Location

(518) 437-4900

Science Library - G50
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222

CPD Service Hours

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. virtual
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. virtual