Neurodiverse

Information and resources for those who identify as Neurodiverse.

While there are many types of neurodiversity, much of the job search information focuses on the Autism Spectrum disorder. Many individuals on the spectrum may have a particular talent for strong focus, a capacity for working with numbers, non-visual ways of thinking, and/or abilities to do repetitive tasks, all of which may counterbalance some of the social aspects of the job applications process that are often more challenging.

With impacts of these challenges on interviewing, networking and workplace environmental conditions, how do you navigate the job search process, identify companies who celebrate and accommodate neurodiverse needs and prepare for interviews to best showcase your skills and qualifications?

In light of your own personal challenges, how do you advocate for yourself and create processes to accommodate for these challenges?  You may need assistance in the organizational and communication aspects of the job search process, particularly if you are on the spectrum or have an anxiety disorder. It’s important to understand what goes into the job search process and find strategies to succeed in these tasks.

We hope to continue to add resources that might be helpful and if you find something valuable, please share it with us by using the Guest login (top right of Duke Hub).

DEMAN Guac & Talk: Thursday, February 9th, 5:00-6:30pm, Devil’s Krafthouse

Want to meet creative Duke alumni over some chips and guac? Come on down to Devil’s Krafthouse on Thursday, February 9th from 5:00-6:30pm to meet Mimi Bliss (BA ’88) and Mark Vahradian (BA ’89). 

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Assistant Director, Entertainment, Media & Arts Career Community
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Accommodations for Interviews

During the job search, it may be difficult to discern when you should request accommodations in the interview process, if you wish to do so. It is important to understand that requesting reasonable accommodations is a legal right that you …

By Lauren Coury
Lauren Coury Career Advisor
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Voyager Scholarship: The Obama- Chesky Scholarship for Public Service

An increasingly globalized world needs young leaders who can bridge divides and help solve our biggest challenges together.

The Voyager Scholarship was created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Airbnb Co-founder and CEO, to help shape such leaders. Even though …

By Ängela Bonner
Ängela Bonner Assistant Director, Career Services
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Black Resistance: Celebrating Black History Month 2023

Art and activism, working in tandem, speaks truth to power in ways that elevate and propel messages of truth and justice far beyond the boundaries of skepticism and difference. This year’s Black History Month Keynote Lecture guest Kimberly Latrice Jones, …

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Assistant Director, Entertainment, Media & Arts Career Community
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Stop Chasing Purpose and Focus on Wellness | Chloe Hakim-Moore | TEDxMemphis

Through moving storytelling, transparent acknowledgement, and impactful reflections on the chase for purpose, Chloe Hakim-Moore’s TEDx Talk pulls back the curtain on the “quarter life crisis”.  Listen below to Chloe’s take on how prioritizing wellness can bring about the life-changes we seek. 

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Assistant Director, Entertainment, Media & Arts Career Community
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