Angela Bonza Lead Peer Career Advisor
Don’t be a statistic! Unemployment Rate
• 9.2% People without disabilities • 16.2% People with disabilities
In the Labor Force
• 22.0% People with disabilities • 70.0% People without disabilities
• 9% People without disabilities • 24.7% People with disabilities
• Start lower than qualification level • Not being promoted • Lateral movements • “wage gap” September 2009, Dept. of Labor
“During my job search the education was not sufficient in obtaining a position that required a Master's degree because there I lacked experience. As I was confronted with these many obstacles, I discovered an opportunity to creatively make a positive impact on my circumstance, and to help those who faced similar obstacles.” ~~TyKiah Wright
Mission Statement "Building a Bridge Between Resource and Opportunity for Minority Students & Students with disABILITIESâ€œ
Pyramid of Success
The Montel Williams Show Voices. One voice can lead to a chorus of change®
2007 Paul G. Hearne/ AAPD Leadership Award 2006 Ebony Magazine as one of the “30 Leader’s Under 30”
Wright State Welcomes WrightChoice Office located in Disability Services Individualized Internship Preparation Plans Vocational Support
Assistive Technology Assistance Professional Development Facebook, AIM, Web Resources EmployAbility Career Fair And more!
Why Do I Need To Think About This Now? •Building your resume takes
time •Internship applications include resumes •Volunteer work and student involvement are positive additions to your resume •Many graduate programs and scholarships are competitive •Graduation is closer than you think
Application Initial Interview Resume Cover Letter Visit Career Services References
Letter of Recommendation
from an Academic Source Letter of Recommendation from a Community Member Complete a Mock Interview ……….. ……….. ………..
Managing Your Social Brand
60 Second Introduction
Social Security Income
Professional Etiquette & Soft Skills
Interviewing Medicaid Buy-In
Budgeting & Credit
New and Innovative
What can I do? Project REACH
• 120 hours Volunteer work at selected locations • $600 grant funded stipend
• Circle K- volunteering • Toastmasters • English, Rehab, Psych, etc. • Or start your own • Abilities United
Start now down a simple pathâ€Ś Volunteering & Student Organizations
Part-time or On-campus Job
Internships Workforce Recruitment Program (all) Smithsonian (all) Congressional Intern, AAPD (sophomore +) ACCESS, NASA (juniors) Washington Center (sophomore +)
Look at your dream companies What’s your dream?
Deadlines in mid-January, start your applications NOW!!!
EmployAbility Career Fair March 11, 2010
Measuring Success Record number of
employers and attendees at EmployAbility 2009 Highest number of students interviewed for Workforce Recruitment Program 400% increase in the number of students in summer internships
5 students at WPAFB 5 students in Project
REACH AAPD in Washington, D.C. NCR Youth Challenge Dayton VA
Published on Dec 28, 2009
Angie Bonza, Lead Peer Career Advisor for Wright Choice, Inc takes you through career and vocational support services available through Disa...