The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program recognizes and showcases the work of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, who are residing in the United States. Fifteen winning artists share a total of $60,000 in awards. Grand Prize is $20,000, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. Winning artwork will be exhibited in a year-long, nationally touring exhibition, and artists will attend an all-expenses-paid professional development workshop in Washington, DC. A great opportunity for any talented student with disabilities who qualify, not just for MAICEI students.
Share Your Truth Series 2018
Come and join us to share your story and share it with others in an inclusive space for diverse abilities, interests, and creative styles and mediums. Self-expressions could be poetry, spoken words, song, music, dance and others. Here are the remaining dates and locations:
Yuri Kochiyama Cultural Center
Friday, April 13, 2018
Worcester DC, Lower Level
Through this program we strive to showcase talent, intellect and lived experiences to promote understanding and inclusion. Both locations are physically accessible. If additional accommodations are needed, please contact email@example.com, 2 weeks in advance. Questions? Call: 413-545-2517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments provided! Sponsors: Disability Services and CMASS
UMass Amherst has partnered with the Campus 2 Career Program through the National Organization on Disability.
Campus 2 Careers provides information regarding internship and work opportunities for students or recent graduates with disabilities, partnering with universities and employers.
We will be highlighting shared opportunities on our site to spread the word below. Stay tuned for consistent updates as there are many employers out there seeking the skills of people with disabilities!
Boston CAREERS & the disABLED Career Expo on Thursday, April 12, 2018.
LOCATION: Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel
110 Huntington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116
Thursday, April 12, 2018 10 am – 3 pm
We are expecting a diversity of companies and government agencies to participate in this special career event. To pre-register for the event, all should go to www.eop.com/expo and post their resume which will be placed in a database given to all participating exhibitors for their follow up. We look forward to seeing the students, alumni, and your Vets community there to take full advantage of this free resource.
The MERC Educators Recruiting Consortium is a large recruiting fair held in Boston at Boston University during the April public school break on Thurs, April 19, 2018.
Approx. 130 public, private, charter and educational non-profits from across the nation (not just in MA) will be seeking candidates for a variety of positions including: teaching, teaching assistants, (all levels, subjects, special education), administration, coaching, nursing, health educators, ot, counseling/psych, ABA, etc. There is no charge for UMass Amherst candidates, as we are a member of this consortium. We had 40 candidates last year – they were great!
The event is now live on Eventbrite for preregistration by visiting our website and clicking “Register Here” on the main page. http://www.merccareerfair.com/
Please encourage interested students or alumni to register, as it will simplify and speed up the check in process. Candidates should also bring ID, like their UCard or driver’s license. Attached is packet of information and feel free to share. Some organizations will actually be interviewing that day.
This is for underclass level student of all majors as well, as some organizations are offering summer jobs working with children. Please share with your students as they return from spring break. If you or they have any questions, please contact me.
Career Services has daily walk-ins hours for resume reviews, Mon-Fridays, 1-4pm in 511 Goodell if students need help in getting ready.