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Finding a career after graduating college can be a daunting prospect for many students, but it can be especially challenging for students with disabilities. These students face challenges associated with a lack of career counseling, discriminatory hiring practices, a fear of disclosing disabilities during the application or interviewing process for a job, and inadequate education regarding disability rights. As a result, recent graduates are approximately 40 percent less likely to find employment after graduation than those without disabilities, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

However, there are a variety of resources available to students with disabilities, and with guidance, finding the route to a successful career can become much more attainable. Career counselors, work-based learning opportunities, internships, job search workshops, and resources for understanding their individual rights can empower students with disabilities to set off on a start to fulfilling, successful careers.

This Career guide for college students with disabilities from Maryville University Online offers great advice and resources to help you on your way! 

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