Breaking it Down: Dialogues on Removing Barriers for People With Disabilities in the Workplace

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), with host the University of Calgary Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), invites post-secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities at all levels, career educators and representatives from federally regulated private sector employers to a one day innovative and interactive workshop “Breaking it Down (BID): Dialogues on removing barriers for people with disabilities in the workplace”, to be held at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta on Friday, April 1 in the Senate Room, 7th Floor, Hotel Alma, 169 University Gate NW from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

During this event, students and employers will have the opportunity to hear from both lived experience and employer experts on topics such as: Personal Branding and Social Media; Disclosure and Accommodation In The Workplace; Job Interviews; Soft Skills: Challenges in the Workplace; Professional Development; Barriers and Focused Career Transitions; Moving On From Entry Level.

This event is free to post-secondary students and recent graduates with disabilities (within less than 5 years after graduation).

Register online now:

Shell Recruitment Session

Shell is looking for remarkable students and graduates to join Shell Recruitment for an informal luncheon to learn about how you can become a part of their friendly and dynamic work environment.

Shell recruitment will be present to discuss the topic of disabilities in the workplace, and how Shell supports and encourages their employees. The Shell Graduate Program and the recruitment process will also be discussed in detail.

Food and beverages will be provided.

Date: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm (feel free to drop in)

Location: MacEwan Student Center 452

Career Development Program

The Career Development Program will help you develop all the skills you need to effectively plan your career and succeed in your job search, during university and beyond.  This program is a valuable addition to your resume to demonstrate the work you have done to enhance your leadership, professional skills and career opportunities.

Learn more about yourself and identify career aspirations, build valuable employment skills and make yourself more marketable to employers.

Completion of 20 hours (minimum) complies with Co-Curricular Record requirements. Some of the highlights of the Career Development Program include:

Cost:  Free

  • Career Planning & Goal Setting
  • Personal Awareness, StrengthsQuest & Self-Assessment
  • Identifying Skills & Building Competencies
  • Exploring Career Options for your Degree
  • Resumes for Results
  • Job Search/Networking
  • LinkedIn, Social Media & Your Job Search
  • Interview Strategies
  • Employer & Speaker Events

TO REGISTER, send an email to with your name and student ID, expressing your interest.  Registration closes on Monday, October 5.

New Internship Positions Available

Alberta Human Services is offering two more paid internship positions as part of its Employment First Internship Program for persons with disabilities.

To learn more about these opportunities, search the Alberta Jobs website using the keyword “intern”.


Enbridge/NEADS Edmonton Workshop

Enbridge Pipelines and the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) invite post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities to a one day interactive forum “Strategies to Employment” to be held in Edmonton, Alberta on March 13, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the King Edward Room, 3rd Floor, Manulife Place Conference Centre, 10180 – 101 Street NW.

During this event, students and job seekers will have the opportunity to work with recruiters and other career search professionals in developing effective job search strategies including making the right first impression, networking, how to disclose a disability and request accommodation, and knowing what recruiters are looking for in job applicants.

Find additional information on workshop here:

Register online for the event here:

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