You are not alone. It is estimated that a significant number of Michigan Tech students have Autism Spectrum Disorders or other invisible disabilities. Career Services has a program, Career Plus, which offers specialized career development programming to this population of students. This programming targets the specific and unique needs that may arise during the job search and application process. In addition, we work with the students to identify job postings that best match their interests and skill set, and discuss the professional skills and expectations of the workplace.
To become involved, students need to contact the Student Disability Services, or Career Services. Students are eligible after their first year, and this requirement is to ensure they have successfully made the transition from high school to college. The group meets once per week with a professional career advisor and additional one-on-one appointments are provided when necessary. Topics include the following:
- Targeted Job Searches
- Cover Letters
- Interview Skills
- Navigating a Career Fair
- Professional Expectations on the Job
- and more....
Ultimately, our goal is to have our students career ready so they can smoothly transition from college student to working professional in their desired career.