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As an individual with a disability, you may have unique questions about when and if you should disclose your disability, or even request accommodations, during your job search.

To succeed in career planning, it is important to take advantage of and seek out a variety of experiences in college. As an individual with a disability, you may have unique questions about when and if you should disclose your disability, or even request accommodations. It is also critical that you discover your unique values, strengths and skills to give you the information you need to market yourself to potential employers.

Career Decision-Making Model

Think about career decision-making as planning a road trip! Similar to when you're preparing for a vacation, making a career decision takes time and energy. The career decision­-making model explained below can offer valuable assistance in helping you make well-informed career decisions.

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Begin with the three steps for making a satisfying career decision:

Discover

Who am I?

  • Values
  • Interests
  • Personality
  • Skills
  • Strengths

Through workshops and assessments, you can find out more about yourself—your values, interests, personality, skills and strengths—to make informed decisions when choosing a career or major. Consider which careers align with your values, strengths and interests, then move on to explore the possibilities — we can help!

Explore

Where am I going?

  • Research college majors
  • Research careers or occupations
  • Research job market
  • Investigate experiential learning opportunities

Learn more about the job market. Learn more about internships and take advantage of job shadowing opportunities. Don’t forget: Being open to alternate routes or unexpected detours can bring enjoyable surprises.

Prepare

How do I get there?

  • Set short- and long-term goals
  • Declare or choose your college major
  • Develop an educational action plan
  • Prepare a job search

Our career development experts can help you develop the skills you need to prepare and search for a job or internship. The Career Development Center offers several free workshops for students, designed to help with self-discovery, so you can pursue opportunities that work for you. The Career Development Center is also staffed with specialists who would be happy to help you with career planning and decision-making.

Appointments are encouraged, but not required.

Visit the Career Development Center

Location: Student Center, second floor, room 252

Call to make an appointment: 913-469-3870 
Appointments are encouraged, but not required.

Connect on online chat — available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday:

JCCC Access Services

Access Services values the diversity disability brings to the college campus. Access Services provides students with disabilities equal opportunity and access to college programs and services so all students can participate in the full college experience available at Johnson County Community College. 

Visit the JCCC Access Services Webpage