[nabs-l] Questions Regarding Campus Career Services

Justin Williams justin.williams2 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 19 22:59:07 UTC 2017


It is definitely a conversation with the supervisor.  She shouldn't be
attempting to pawn you off onto someone else.  As a university student, it
is your right to use those services.

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Hi, Elizabeth.

I would advise speaking to this person's supervisor so that she can receive
appropriate training. She was likely not attempting to discriminate against
you but was definitely unprepared for her encounter with you. I suggest
going back and informing her that you are not seeking, nor do you expect to
use, services for people with disabilities. Stand your ground and inform her
that you are a student of the university who is seeking job placement
services appropriate for a person with your interests and degree and that
you expect to be provided the same service that any other student would
receive. If she refuses to serve you again, file a written complaint with
her supervisor, copied to the office of students with disabilities and the
university president. If you don't get satisfactory service after this,
pursue additional avenues for getting your needs met. I have not used
disability-related services for job placement since obtaining my graduate
degrees--they are not equipped to provide appropriate job leads in
specialized fields in the manner that university placement services are.



Sarah Blake LaRose
http://www.sarahblakelarose.com
Accessible instruction in Biblical languages

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 Hello all,

I had an appointment with the career advisor on campus today. My appointment
did not go very well. So I am curious if anyone else on the email list has
made use of the career services on campus as well as what your experience
making use of the career services on campus might be.

Basically, I was told that she did not have the expertise to help students
with disabilities. So rather than assist me and exploring possible career
choices that would match my interests and abilities, she spent most of the
time trying to figure out where else I might be able to go to receive
assistance in exploring career choices as a student with a disability.
However, I was simply seeking The same career advising that is offered to
any other student on campus. I ended up walking out of my appointment early
because I was so frustrated that the career advisor was simply focusing on
my disabilities rather than provide me  with the career advising that is
provided to any other student on campus. 

Even though the career advisor denies this,  I definitely felt as though  I
was being discriminated  against based on my disabilities. Has anyone else
experienced a similar situation  when working with career services on
campus?  If so,  how did you deal with this situation?  I would greatly
appreciate any and all suggestions as to how I might be able to deal with
the situation. 

Thanks,
Elizabeth 

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