Workability IV: Students of Varying Abilities
WorkAbility IV (that's Roman numeral 4) is a program for SDSU students and alumni with disabilities. It promotes access and offers enhanced career services empowering students to:
- Discover, plan, and prepare for careers
- Secure and retain employment
Accommodations: If you are unsure as to what accommodations you might need, work with your Student Disability Services counselor to identify what accommodations would best suit your particular disability.
Who is eligible?
Participants must be SDSU students/alumni or California State University alumni and consumers of the State of California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR). SDSU students with disabilities who are not currently consumers of DOR should contact WorkAbility IV to meet with a DOR Counselor on campus to determine program eligibility.
Individualized assistance is provided by counselors experienced with issues of disability and employment. Services may include:
- Career assessments
- Career counseling and guidance
- Career exploration
- Labor market research
- Career planning
- Resumé writing and cover letter development
- Job search skills, strategies and resources
- Job leads
- Preparation for job fairs and campus interviews
- Networking opportunities
- Information about disclosure, disability rights and accommodations
- Job retention strategies and follow up
- Federal Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP)
- State of California Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP)
WorkAbility IV Partnership
WorkAbility IV is a partnership between SDSU Career Services, SDSU Student Disability Services, and the California State Department of Rehabilitation. Learn more about the partnership.
The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is proud to present an audio blog featuring interviews with DOR consumers sharing their own stories in their own words. The audio blog provides an open space for our consumers to share their unique experiences as a person with a disability transitioning to independent living, equal access and employment.
Check out our blog at this link - NoticeAbilities.
The blog is fully accessible to all users. Future interviews will feature DOR’s employer partners -- sharing their experiences and making the case for hiring people with disabilities.
Additionally, we encourage consumers to contact DOR to participate in our project and share their story.