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ERIC Number: EJ1083848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Practice Brief: Effective Job-Seeking Preparation and Employment Services for College Students with Disabilities
Oswald, Gina R.; Huber, Mary J.; Bonza, Angela
Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, v28 n3 p375-382 Fall 2015
This article describes the approach implemented by one university to mitigate typical barriers encountered by college students with disabilities when attempting to find post-graduation employment. The unique vocational program offered is reinforced by the successful employment outcomes and case studies discussed in this review. Over a span of five years, this approach yielded close to a 40% employment rate among graduates with disabilities. This is a significant percentage when considering the severity of disabilities within the target population and the national rates of employment for persons with disabilities. Recommended job-seeking preparation and employment services are outlined in this article with supporting literature. Implications for postsecondary institutions, disability services centers, state vocational rehabilitation counselors and researchers are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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