Gaining experience to complement your studies is a great way to explore your options and build skills for your career. Although having a disability can present barriers to gaining experience beyond the classroom, experience is one of the most powerful things you can do to prepare to launch your career post-graduation. It can also be important in preparing for graduate or professional schools applications.
Discover the numerous ways to gain experience both on and off-campus, such as volunteering, part-time and summer work, internships and the Work-Study program in this section.
If you have concerns about the impact of a disability or medical condition on gaining experience, please make an appointment with a Career Counsellor to co-develop a strategy that will work for you, and supports to achieve your skill and experience building goals.
Wondering what's out there for you? Consult the pages below for ideas and programs specifically for students with disabilities wanting to grow their skills and experience.
updated July 2023