1. Student Support Services
  2. Student Employment Supports

Through piecemeal initiatives in the 1970s to 24-7 attendant service in the ’80s to a 21st century commitment toward a fully accessible and inclusive campus, Carleton University has provided a growing range of support for students with both visible and invisible disabilities to ensure they get a full educational experience and are as prepared as possible to take the step to employment.

Student Support Services

Student Employment Supports

  • Accessible Career Transitions (ACT): One-on-one continuous coaching and support with a professional career counselor to explore career options and navigate career choices. ACT services include: Individual ongoing support, résumé building, personalized e-mails about program updates, career development events, job postings and workshops as well as job search support for current students and new grads.
  • Carleton University Accessible Experiential Learning (CUAEL) Project: The 1-year pilot project, which began in September 2017 and was funded by the Ontario government, placed over 200 students with disabilities in employment opportunities on and off campus to provide them with hands-on experiences while they worked on their degrees. In September, 2019, the program transitions to ACT to Employ, funded by Carleton and focusing for the most part on campus employment opportunities.
  • The David C. Onley Initiative for Employment and Enterprise, launched in 2018 and led by Carleton, is a partnership of four post-secondary institutions in Ottawa to develop knowledge, resources and tools to support students with disabilities in their employment readiness and career aspirations.
  • Job Search Support Employment Resources: Job boards, organizations and advice to help students in their job searches.
  • The National Educational Association of Disabled Students: A national cross-disability charitable organization supporting access to education and employment for students and graduates with disabilities. Its administrative office is at Carleton University.