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

Building an Inclusive Internship or Apprenticeship Program from the Ground Up

The Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN) has developed resources to assist employers in developing and implementing internship and employment programs with an overall goal of recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing people with disabilities. To read more, …

By Jessica Pugliese
Jessica Pugliese Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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How to Thrive at Work After a Major Medical Diagnosis

How to Thrive at Work After a Major Medical Diagnosis
By: Stephan Maldonado
Published: Oct 07, 2019

https://firsthand.co/blogs/workplace-issues/how-to-thrive-at-work-after-a-major-medical-diagnosis

By Jessica Pugliese
Jessica Pugliese Assistant Director, Employer Relations
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12 Types of Workplace Discrimination | An Employee Guide

Illustration by Marian Blair

In 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that over 80,000 workplace discrimination charges were filed, resulting in a staggering $400 million in compensation for victims. The Commission defines and prohibits 12 types of …

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How to Use Your Disability as a Strength When Applying for a Job

Lois Barth is a Human Development Expert, Speaker, Life and Business Coach, and Author of the book, “Courage to SPARKLE; The Audacious Girls’ Guide to Creating A Life that Lights You Up.” Lois will be a panelist at the College …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Job search advice for students and grads with disabilities

 

By day, Dan Cross is the Talent Acquisition Strategy Manager at Capital One. But a role he always embraces night and day is disability advocate. We posed a few questions to him and he gave some insightful tips for …

By College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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Contact & Location

Phone
(518) 437-4900
Address

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