An opportunity to provide a "foot in the door" in the workplace; evaluate personal goals; target career skills for improvement; explore career paths; and develop lasting mentor relationships awaits you!
Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is designed to bring students and job seekers with disabilities into the workplace where they can learn about various career opportunities. Through DMD, students and job seekers ("mentees") are paired with a career professional (the "mentor") to learn what it means to work in a particular field or occupation. The mentees observe a typical workday, identifying necessary skills, and learn about possible internships or employment prospects. While DMD is a one-day event, mentors and mentees are encouraged to stay in touch after the event. Mentoring is an invaluable and beneficial tool for both the mentor and mentee, designed to advance career development and personal growth.
How Do Students and Job Seekers Benefit?
DMD provides these mentees with opportunities to:
- Learn firsthand about internship and job opportunities.
- Develop lasting mentor relationships.
- Target career skills for improvement.
- Explore possible career paths.
- Demonstrate their skills to potential employers.
- Work closely with someone working in their desired career field.
- Understand the vital connection between school and work.
- Gain greater confidence in their own employability.
You are responsible for providing your own transportation to and from your Mentor work site as well as any personal care arrangements you may require.
Mentee Online Application