Different Abilities

Different Abilities

The goal of this community or “rope team is to give you access to meaningful connections, opportunities, resources and experiences that help you navigate obstacles that may arise along your personal and professional journey. It is designed to support diverse members of non-majority groups who encounter unique challenges throughout their personal, social, academic and professional development. This community recognizes, appreciates, celebrates, promotes, and supports each individual because of their diversity and contributions. We call them “rope teams” because these communities, as many as you are interested in accessing, are here to support your student and alum journey as well as to provide you with an opportunity to support the journey of those you want to help succeed.     

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AbilityLinks’ Job Board

Individuals with disabilities and Veterans want the opportunity to pursue a career of their choosing but have an unemployment rate that is two times higher than average for those with disabilities. At the same time, businesses that value a diverse workforce …

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17-Year-Old Excelsior Alum Dorothy Jean Tillman Earns Her Doctorate

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Creating a Safe Space for Neurodivergent Teammates and Allies at CallRail

At CallRail, Divergent Minds is an Employee Resource Group (ERG) dedicated to providing resources, education, and support for people who identify as neurodivergent and their allies.

The ERG was founded in early 2023 by just a few team members. By …

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IBM’s Neurodiversity Advancement Initiative Supports Employees Revealing Their Authentic Self in the Workplace

In this episode of Work in Progress, I’m joined by Nat Lyckowski, the global neurodiversity advancement leader for tech giant IBM.

“Neurodiversity is a concept to respect and accept neurological differences as a natural part of human variation. Just like …

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The Employee’s Practical Guide to Requesting Accommodations

Asking for job accommodations can be difficult, especially if you’ve never done it before or believe that your accommodation might be “too cumbersome.” Luckily, the ADA has protections in place that might allow you to ask for more than you think. …

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Navigating Interviews When You Have a Disability

As businesses increase their hiring efforts post-pandemic, there’s been a notable uptick in the inclusion of workers with disabilities on their staff. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey reveals that the employment rate among adults with …

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AbilityLinks’ Job Board

Individuals with disabilities and Veterans want the opportunity to pursue a career of their choosing but have an unemployment rate that …

Mentra empowers neurodivergent Software, UX, and Data professionals to find roles that best leverage their cognitive strengths. Neurodiversity includes all …

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The interview process is notoriously nuanced and ambiguous. You could leave wondering if you’ve said something wrong, but you …

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