About

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) is a unique and dynamic national professional association comprised of more than 600 colleges and universities and over 500 major national employers.  COSD's mission is to improve the employment rate of college students and recent graduates with disabilities on a national basis.  COSD works with higher education institutions and assists them in developing collaborative relationships between the Disability Services and Career Services offices on campuses.  The result is students with disabilities are better prepared and more competitive in the career search.  COSD closely works with employers to identify innovative methods of recruiting and hiring college graduates with disabilities, including creation of internship opportunities or encouraging participation of employers in specialized internship and recruiting programs that focus on college students with disabilities.


COSD is a program housed within the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Career Services office.  COSD is not currently a Section 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.  However, plans are still underway to achieve that status in the near future.

The COSD website will provide background information on COSD and the work of COSD in assisting college students and recent graduates with disabilities in career development and attaining a career of their choice.  Other sections will describe the products and services COSD offers to higher education institutions, employers and, most recently, college students and recent graduates with disabilities.