Students - New Jersey

Information About the FULL ACCESS Student Summit - New Jersey

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN / GAIN?

•    Effective techniques and resources to become better prepared to be competitive in the career search process

•    About COSD Career Gateway as a resource to connect with employers

•    Networking and self-advocacy skills in a “safe” environment

•    Confidence that quality employers will be looking for students with disabilities like me and raising my own personal expectation

•    How to build a potential network of future employment contacts and peer support

•    What employers are looking for, so that your preparation will be most effective

The Summit consists of two half-day sessions. We will begin at 11am on November 4th and conclude around Noon November 5th.

HOW DO STUDENTS RECEIVE AN INVITATION TO ATTEND?

Students will need to apply through Career Gateway.  Instructions on how to apply are available by clicking hereThe deadline for applications is Friday October 21st, 2011.  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by Tuesday October 25th, 2011.  

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Level, Doctoral Students, Post-Doc and Professional Degree students and recent graduates with a documented disability. 

As has been stated on this website, this Summit is open only to college students working toward their Undergraduate OR Graduate degrees and recent graduates with disabilities from a college or university. The definition of disability for this Summit is the same as the definition at your individual schools. All disabilities covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are welcome. This includes, but not strictly limited to, students with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism / Asperger's Syndrome, Chronic Health, Psychological and Behavioral Health disabilities, Sensory disabilities (blindness and deafness / hard of hearing), Physical and Mobility disabilities and Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injuries.

DO STUDENTS HAVE TO PAY TO ATTEND?

Once at the site of the Summit, all expenses associated with hotel accommodations (room and taxes only) and meals provided as per the agenda of the Summit will be paid for through the generous support of our lead sponsor, Cisco Systems. However, it will be each attendees responsibility to get to the Summit location. Any costs associated with your travel will be your own. There may be additional students attending the FULL ACCESS Student Summit from your college or university, so we encourage you to ask your campus professional (Disability Services or Career Services contact) about the possibility of carpooling with others.

WILL THIS EVENT BE ACCESSIBLE?

The Hyatt Morristown Hotel is FULLY accessible in all areas. From Check-in, to Check-out, everything should be accessible for all physical and sensory disabilities. The Summit materials will be made accessible to you in alternate formats, but ONLY UPON REQUEST. Please let us know on your application whether you will need a sign language interpreter, captioning services, Braille or large print materials, specific seating requirements or assistance with your hotel room.

There are accessible sleeping rooms in the hotel. The staff of the hotel is ready to be responsive to our needs, as a group, and to your individual needs. If you have any questions about the hotel accommodations or the programmatic accommodations, please call Alan Muir at 865-974-7148 or email at amuir@cosdonline.org.

WHAT DID OTHER STUDENTS SAY AFTER ATTENDING THE 2010 BOSTON SUMMIT

"I had a fantastic experience... the Summit went above and beyond any expectations I had- I was blown away at how much I learned from the speakers and how fabulous the participants I met were. I made several lasting friendships, and look forward to hearing what everyone has accomplished since the Summit!"

"I was able to get a sense of what employers look for in their search for diversity; and the affirmation that there are many out there who are open-minded and willing to give people with disabilities the same opportunities as everyone else."

"Interacting with employers was great because we had the opportunity to learn a little about some companies from the perspectives of people with disabilities, as well as learn about programs they had to increase their diversity. Interacting with peers was valuable because it's always good to network with people, even if they are not in charge of hiring! The presentations were fantastic because we got some fantastic first-person perspectives and more job preparedness training."


Sponsors
  • Bank of America
  • Motorola
  • AT&T
  • Ernst & Young
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Nordstrom
  • Merck
  • Microsoft