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.

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Princeton University Press (PUP) Publishing Fellowship

The second cycle of the Princeton University Press (PUP) Publishing Fellowship is open from January 7 until January 31, 2022. The position is for undergraduate students and alums from any academic background.

The Publishing Fellowship is full-time, salaried and includes benefits, including …

By Laura Coutts (she/her)
Laura Coutts (she/her) Assistant Director, Career Services Laura Coutts (she/her)
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Learning the Lingo Beyond Academia

In the first few weeks/months of a grad program, you’re inundated with new concepts and vocabulary – what discipline-specific language should you know? What research tools will you be using? What are some respected journals in this field?

If you’re …

By Laura Coutts (she/her)
Laura Coutts (she/her) Assistant Director, Career Services Laura Coutts (she/her)
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Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows

Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Student Fellows program at Duke University readies emerging scholars to apply cutting-edge data science techniques to energy challenges.

The program is open to doctoral students at Duke University, North Carolina A&T State University, North …

By Rachel Coleman (she/hers)
Rachel Coleman (she/hers) Director, Career Development and Education Rachel Coleman (she/hers)
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The LiNC-IT Collaborative

LiNC-IT was launched in 2018 and is the first statewide neurodiversity program. The LiNC-IT Collaborative was created to provide employment experience, and paid internships for students and young people with autism as well as to provide employers with a pipeline …

By Megan Wilson
Megan Wilson Program and Marketing Coordinator Megan Wilson
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6 Ways to Incorporate Diversity in the Classroom

In an increasingly diverse and multicultural society, educators need to incorporate culturally responsive instruction across all levels in education. Teachers should include ethnic and cultural diversity, but also other forms such as religious, socioeconomic status, gender identity, language background, and …

By Anika Augustin
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The Getty Foundation

Aims to encourage greater diversity in the professions related to museums and the visual arts, the program funds internships at …

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