Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Careers -- where were people with disabilities?

I recently attended a career fair at the University of Wisconsin - Madison on behalf of my firm. Each year we go to schools across the United States to recruit college graduates. This is my second year recruiting at UW-Madison -- specifically at the Business School's career fair.

I met a lot of strong potential candidates at the fair. However, as a person with a hearing impairment who wears hearing aids, I don't recall seeing any person -- neither recruiters nor students -- with a visible disability at the fair. It is very possible that I was the only one.

Shouldn't this be different?
Shouldn't the school's McBurney disability center be encouraging people with special needs to attend the fair?

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