In Think Beyond the Label’s hometown of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust, the region’s largest community philanthropic foundation, celebrated their 100th anniversary by holding a unique, philanthropic event called On the Table. On the Table was a region wide conversation to discuss the ways that we can continue to support our communities. On May 12th, 2015 events were held simultaneously around Chicago to explore how philanthropists, both big and small, can commit to strengthening their communities.
As a valued partner of the Chicago Community Trust, Think Beyo...Read full blog entry»
How can a college or university career services office more effectively serve students with disabilities? Here at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), a university in upstate New York, we in career services have found our success enhanced by collaboration with the disability services offices as we share the opportunity to serve students and support them as they search for and find cooperative work experiences or internships before graduation.
RIT has a unique population of students with various disabilities. One of the nine colleges within RIT is the National Technical Institute...Read full blog entry»
When we led a survey to find out what professionals with disabilities wanted in their job search, we got some surprising results. First and foremost we were thrilled to see that job seekers with disabilities look for jobs like anyone else. Around 93% of respondents us social media as online job search tools, with LinkedIn the No. 1 job tool, followed by Facebook.
Our survey is comprised of 235 professionals with disabilities and reveals that job seekers would like more online job search tools, including ones that are geared to people with disabilities, to help them find mean...Read full blog entry»