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 facilitates this exploration and development by offering the following services:
- Take assessments to identify potential careers based on personality preferences and interests.
- Partner with Career Directors over respective colleges to learn about industry-specific internship/employment opportunities.
- Prepare for Career and STEM Fairs.Create a Handshake (http://handshake.byu.edu/) [BYU’s platform connecting students to employers] profile to receive opportunities tailored to your specific interests and skills.
- Prepare application materials (e.g., cover letters, resumes, references, thank-you notes).
- Get ready for job interviews.
- Determine if and when disability disclosure is appropriate in the workplace.
- Learn strategies to request accommodations.
Students who are interested in furthering their career exploration are invited to contact the REACH Program Manager:
C. Tyler Briggs, MRC, CRC
Phone: (801) 422-3000
Alumni Consultation Policy: Recent alumni with disabilities are welcome to have a limited number of appointments with the REACH Manager 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 Manager one time to discuss referral options to community resources.
Upcoming Events and Opportunities:
- LinkedIn Photobooth - September 17, 2019, 9 am - 2pm; Career Studio
- Decoding the Coding Interview - September 18, 2019: STEM Fair Prep Event
- STEM Fair Prep Resume Reviews - September 18 & 20, 2019, 10am - 2pm; Career Studio
- Life Science Late Lunch and Learn - September 19, 2019, 5pm - 6pm; LSB
- Grad School Fair - September 19, 2019, 10am - 2pm; WSC Ballroom
- STEM Fair Prep Lunch and Learn "How to Land and Internship" - September 20, 2019, 12pm - 1pm; Varsity Theater
- STEM Fair - September 25 & 26, 2019, 9am - 3pm; WSC Ballroom
- Microsoft Ability Hiring Events - Application Deadline: September 11, 2019
- General Career Fair - October 3, 2019, 10am - 3pm; WSC Ballroom
- Major Fair - October 9, 2019, 9:30am - 3:30pm; WSC Ballroom
- Workplace Recruitment Program - Application Deadline: October 11, 2019
- BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect ETE Scholarship - Application Deadline: October 14, 2019
- Microsoft Autism Hiring Event - Application Deadline: September 25, 2019
- Law School Fair - October 23, 2019, 9am - 2pm
- Student Affairs Emp. Panel - October 24, 2019, 11am - 12pm
- Career Fright - October 31, 2019; 2400 WSC
- Experiential Learning Summit - November 20-21, 2019; Hinckley Building
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.
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.