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. On-Campus, there is a wealth of possibilities to gain experience. Off-campus, there is volunteering, part-time and summer work, as well as internships that any student can pursue. If you have concerns about the impact of a disability on gaining experience, please make an appointment to develop a strategy that will work for you. Most barriers can be managed by setting realistic goals and getting support to achieve them. 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 August 18, 2022