Our FULL ACCESS Student Summit will be in Philadelphia, PA, November 21 - 22, 2014!
WHAT IS FULL ACCESS?
According to COSD (Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities) Executive Director, Alan Muir, this Student Summit themed "Full Access," is destined to give students with disabilities 'full access' to the corporate ranks. Additional information and resources are available throughout the website, so please review all information and submit your application to attend.
This exclusive event brings together up to sixty college students or recent alumni with disabilities and ten select national and regional employers for a networking and education summit. While FULL ACCESS is not a job fair, it is an opportunity for all participants to develop intentional relationships between students with disabilities and employers that support disability inclusive diversity.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF FULL ACCESS?
• College students and recent alumni with disabilities will be comfortable with employers;
• Better understanding of college students and recent graduates with disabilities;
• Encourage inclusion of these students with Corporate Diversity recruitment plans.
WHEN WILL THE SUMMIT OCCUR?
November 21 -22, 2014
The Summit is two half-day sessions, beginning at 1:30pm on Friday the 21st, concluding at 1:30pm on Saturday the 22nd.
WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing. 201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106
WHAT STUDENTS CAN I EXPECT TO SEE?
A diverse group of pre-screened and pre-selected college students and recent graduates with disabilities, the majority of which will be from local universities and colleges. Past FULL ACCESS Student Summits have included mostly juniors, seniors, graduate and post-doctoral students, and recent graduates. The diversity of students go well beyond disability to include age, level of experience, majors, and ethnicity to name a few.
WHAT EMPLOYERS AND SPONSORS HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE PAST?
Past employers have included a wide variety of private and public sector entities such as Abbott Laboratories, AIG, AT&T, American Airlines, Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Bridgestone Firestone, Bureau of Land Management, CBS, Cisco, Comcast NBCUniversal, Dow Chemical, Eaton, Ernst & Young (EY), FritoLay, The Gap, GE Oil and Gas, Google, HSC Foundation, Hyatt Corporation, Internal Revenue Service, Johnson Scholarship Foundation, KPMG, Lockheed Martin, Merck, MGM Resorts International, Microsoft, Merck, Northrop Grumman, Office of Naval Intelligence, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Shell Oil, Social Security Administration, SunTrust Bank, Texas Instruments, Tropicana, US Department of Transportation-Federal Highway Administration, Verizon, Wachovia Bank, Walgreens, Walmart and the Walt Disney Company.