Recommendations to New York State for strategies to increase access
5. Career Development and Full Employment Opportunity (continued)
College students with disabilities have access to the full range of strategies, programs and counseling aimed at
developing knowledge and skills to assist them in achieving post-academic success, including satisfying careers and
Toward this end, the Task Force recommends the following strategies:
- Colleges and universities make intentional efforts to increase the integration of services to students with
disabilities into all standard aspects of career counseling and off-campus job programs, including job fairs, campus
recruitment drives, internships, job shadowing and mentoring efforts.
- Colleges and universities reach out to and develop contacts with alumni who have a clear and specific interest in
seeing students with disabilities succeed in the workplace; the use of alumni as mentors or in job shadowing roles
would benefit both students and alumni.