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Career and Internship Information

Career Programs for Students Registered with Disability Resources for Students

Disability Resources for Students (DRS) at the University of Memphis strives to prepare students for college life and help them prepare for future careers. Career Services and DRS have paired up to bring students programming and services that have been designed to ready future professionals in the areas of resume building, interview preparation, and career guidance.

If you are interested in these programs or have additional questions about career guidance, decision making or development; please contact our office (901-678-2880) for more information. We look forward to assisting you in your career goals!

Career Tracks – to further your academic and career preparation!
Career Tracks is available for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to prepare for life after college. You will have opportunities to:

  • Look and plan long-term goals toward employment
  • Career/Major Exploration
    • Focus-2- Assesses your interests and possible career choices
    • Strengths Finder – Assesses your strongest attributes
  • Prepare for your Career
    • Four Year Plan
    • Resume Preparation and Critique
    • Cover Letter Preparation and Critique
    • Mock Interviews
    • Career Preparation Workshops
  • Internship/Job Application Search Assistance
    • E-Recruiting
    • Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities
    • The Workforce Recruitment Program

Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) [https://wrp.gov/LoginPre.do?method=login]
The WRP is a recruitment and referral program that connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are eager to prove their abilities in the workplace through internships and/or jobs.

Students that participate in WRP also gain resume and interview preparation guidance, information about disability disclosure and can compete for internships and/or jobs!

Career Services at the University of Memphis Can Help You Reach Your Career Goals

Career Services can equip you with the necessary tools to become a successful internship or job search candidate. Their office is located at 400 Wilder Tower. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM - 4:30 PM during Fall and Spring semesters. Summer hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Career Services is for all students: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate level. Career Services also provides counselor assistance with resume writing, interview skills, and the search for internships and jobs. Stop by the Career Services office and check out their website [http://memphis.edu/careerservices]to learn more about their services.

Online Resources from Career Services:

 E-Recruiting [http://memphis.experience.com/er/security/login.jsp]

  • Search for jobs, internships, and off-campus part-time jobs in the E-Recruiting database. ERecruiting has over 500 jobs and more than 200 internship listings. This database is updated daily, so be sure to check the site often for updates and new job postings.

Interview Preparation [http://memphis.edu/careerservices/studentguide/interviews.php]

Focus-2 [https://www.focuscareer2.com/portal/login.cfm?SID=781]

  • Career Services provides resources for students who are exploring careers.  Whether you are deciding on a major, looking to change your major or narrowing your career options, Focus-2 is a great tool!  Focus-2 is a software system that assesses your interests in relationship to academic strengths, values, skills, personality and leisure.

Resume Preparation and Review [http://memphis.edu/careerservices/studentguide/resume.php]

  • Utilize Optimal Resume [https://memphis.optimalresume.com] an online resume builder in order to gain guidance in creating your resume 
  • Go to the resume prep and review link to gain access to the Career Services resume checklist, sample resumes, cover letter checklist, and resume action-verb list!

Other Resources

Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities (COSD) [http://www.cosdonline.org]
An exciting tool for both employers and students.  Career Gateway is the first nationwide online job posting and college student resume database system. It is a primary tool for employers to reach this population while students use this as a tool for identifying employment opportunities and employers who are committed to including disability as part of their diversity efforts.  For employers, COSD Career Gateway is a vital pipeline for their future workforce. For students, COSD Career Gateway is the closest link with employers specifically seeking them. There is no charge for students to register or for employers to post available jobs, internships and/or co-op opportunities.

Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) [http://www.dol.gov/odep/programs/dmd.htm]
Students with disabilities (mentees) are matched with workplace mentors according to expressed career interests. Mentees experience a typical day on the job and learn how to prepare to enter the world of work. Employers gain an increased awareness that people with disabilities represent an overlooked talent pool. Disability Mentoring Day is a program of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).




Disability Resources for Students
110 Wilder Tower
Memphis, TN 38152-3520
Phone: 901-678-2880 V/TTY
FAX: 901-678-3070

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