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Bob Murphy ACCESS Center. Workability Program. Disabled persons in the workplace.
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Services Provided by the Workability IV Program

Career Development Services

The Cooperative Education Program (Co-Op) is a uniquely designed program to allow undergraduate students or first semester seniors an opportunity to integrate classroom study with supervised practical and professional experience in the field. Advisors are available to assist students seeking internships related to their academic majors or career-related work experience. For more information, call (562) 985 - 8462.

A variety of group workshops are offered throughout the year on career planning, applying to graduate school, resume writing, interviewing techniques, and job search techniques. In addition, the Job Club provides a support and networking system for students to share information that will assist them with their job search.

Individual counseling is available by appointment to assist students in developing career goals, determining methods of obtaining those goals, and implementing a viable job search. Counselors are available for “Drop-in” counseling sessions on a limited basis. Hours vary during the week and no appointment is required.

Job Search Strategies

The computer assisted career guidance programs SIGI Plus and Eureka are two interactive computer based programs that provide a clear and individualized process for making career decisions.

Vocational testing and interpretation of the results is offered by appointment with a career counselor.

A large number of free career and job placement publications are available in the Career Development Center. In addition, for a subscription fee of $25 a year the JOBTRAKKER, a bi monthly newspaper that provides lists of job openings, will be mailed to the subscribers’ home.

Student employment opportunities for part time, temporary, and summer employment are available by calling (562) 985 - 8511. Contact the Career Development Center for instructions and a password. Openings for employment opportunities are also posted in the Career Development Center.

Opportunities for On-Campus Interviews (O C I)

The On-Campus Interview Program (O C I) is a job search strategy to obtain interviews for entry level work positions. The program serves graduating seniors who are pursuing positions in accounting, engineering, computer science, sales and marketing, insurance, retail management, finance, banking, government, and generic management training programs.

Workability IV Employer Advisory Council

The Workability IV Employer Advisory Council is a consortium of employers who meet bi-annually to identify strategies and employment opportunities for students with disabilities. The mission of this Advisory Council is to empower people with disabilities to achieve independence through competitive means and to meet the hiring needs of employers and employment needs of people with disabilities.

The objectives for the Workability IV Employer Advisory Council are to provide business leaders with materials and technical assistance to increase awareness on disabilities related issues, disseminate successful strategies for hiring people with disabilities, and to promote the Americans with Disabilities Act (A D A).