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REACH Program

REACH: Reaching Educational and Career Hopes for Students with Disabilities


What is the REACH Program? 

The REACH Program is housed inside of University Career Services, working in tandem with the department to assist students with disabilities in making the transition from university life to the world of employment. This transition is an exciting process of career exploration and development, which should begin early in the educational process. REACH can help you:

  • Understand disability employment rights.
  • Determine if and when to disclose your disability.
  • Learn strategies for requesting accommodations.
  • Discover disability-friendly employers.
  • Get ready for job interviews.
  • Prepare professional documents, eg. resume, cover letter, thank-you notes.
  • Engage with Career Services at large to obtain industry-specific advice.

Students who are interested in furthering their career exploration are invited to contact the REACH Advocate: 

C. Tyler Briggs, MRC, CRC

Phone: (801) 422-3000

Email: tyler_briggs@byu.edu

 

Alumni Consultation Policy: Recent alumni with disabilities are welcome to have a limited number of appointments with the REACH Advocate up to one year after their respective graduation dates. Alumni with disabilities who have graduated more than one year before the current date may meet with the REACH Advocate one time to discuss referral options to community resources.

 

Upcoming Events and Opportunities:

 

Resources:

Click on the links below to find resources regarding each respective topic. These resources have been compiled to tailor specifically to the needs of students with disabilities.

BYU Career Services  Resume & Cover Letters  InterviewingNetworking  Disclosure & Accomodations  REACH Toolbox  

REACH Path

 

Job Boards:

Finding a job as a student with disabilities can be a daunting task. We've compiled an assortment of job boards below to help you in your quest to find the perfect fit.

Ability Links  Disabled Person  American Association of People with Disabilities

Think Beyond the Label  Ability Jobs  Hire Disability Solutions

Sierra Group: Recruit Disability.org  Our Ability  Getting Hired: Empowering Individuals & Veterans with Disabilities