The Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF) Career Initiative has provided F.I.U. with a continued opportunity to address the dilemma of underemployment, and the barriers to employment success for students and alumni with disabilities. June 15, 2009 marked the re-launch of the program with the collaborative approach and joint-partnership between the Disability Resource Center and Career Services Office. The Initiative hired Ms. Saran Stewart, MBA, MA, Program Coordinator and Mr. Darren Gregory, MSW, Career Coach.
Both have been working diligently on the project and have seen a substantial increase in the number of registrants and individualized career plans.
The JSF Career Initiative provides training and support to students and alumni with disabilities in the areas of career preparation and planning. This program is designed to produce career-savvy individuals, by offering students interactive workshops and networking events throughout the semester.
Below are a few samples of workshops and components of the JSF Initiative:
• Cover Letter/Resume Writing Workshop and Critique
• Practice Interview Sessions
• Business Etiquette Dinner
• Case Studies: Business, Disability and Employment
• When and How to Disclose a 'Hidden Disability'
If you know of any students or alumni who would benefit from the program, please refer them to or email Saran Stewart at email@example.com.