Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University is dedicated to providing a culture of inclusion and breaking down barriers that inhibit our students, of all needs and abilities, from reaching their full personal, academic and professional potential. 

The goal of The Olitsky Family Foundation Career Readiness Program is to break down the barriers-of-entry for students with emotional and cognitive differences in their career-search process.  The program takes a unique, 3-pronged approach by engaging our 1) students, 2) local campus community and 3) employer partners in various events to achieve long-term, sustainable success for students.


1-on-1 Student Coaching


Receive individualized career coaching from a dedicated team member who specializes in career development for neurodiverse students. 1-on-1 appointments will be offered through Zoom/by phone beginning October 2020, which can be scheduled through Handshake.  

Appointment topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Develop an individualized career plan/strategy.
  • Build the skills needed to write a resume/cover letter.
  • Learn about self-advocacy and acommodations in the workplace.
  • Receive support in finding a job and/or internship.
  • Practice your interviewing and networking skills.

To learn more, please contact Joe Battelline at jbattell@andrew.cmu.edu

 


Career Readiness Workshops


Communicating Your Needs & Goals 
Friday, October 16 (12:00pm-1:00pm)
Click here for details and to register.

Additional workshops will be added soon!  To be added to our contact list for future events, please email jbattell@andrew.cmu.edu

 


Student-Employer Connect Event


Save the date! Friday, November 13, 10:00am-12:00pm ET. This virtual networking event will be a great opportunity for engaging in 1-on-1 conversations with employer representatives regarding job opportunities, job search advice, and more.  Details regarding this event will be shared soon!  To be added to our contact list for future events, please email jbattell@andrew.cmu.edu

 


Interface Social Group


Every student deserves to feel a sense of belonging in our campus community. Connect more deeply with peers through activities and conversations. Learn and respect each other’s differences while celebrating similarities and building meaningful relationships. Anyone and Everyone is welcome!

 Group features:

  • On and off campus activities
  • Deep discussion dives
  • Making connections
  • Free food!

 Contact Miranda Mlincek at mmlincek@andrew.cmu.edu for additional information.


Student-Employer Connect Event


Save the date! Friday, November 13, 10:00am-12:00pm ET. This virtual networking event will be a great opportunity to mentor and recruit neurodiverse talent through 1-on-1 conversations. For details regarding this opportunity, please email jbattell@andrew.cmu.edu


Neurodiversity Competency Trainings


Thank you for your patience as we are in the process of planning events and confirming dates for the Fall Semester of 2020. Please check back soon! To be added to our contact list for future events, please email jbattell@andrew.cmu.edu

If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to participate in any of the above events, please email Joe Battelline at jbattell@andrew.cmu.edu