Exploring job opportunities is the key to success when you are thinking about which career to pursue. You as a student can help drive your success by getting involved with Disability Mentoring Day (DMD). DMD is celebrated the third Wednesday of each October. It is a day on which schools and communities provide job-shadowing experiences for people with disabilities. This national movement is a national movement supported by the American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD). On DMD day, local coordinators help people with disabilities in connecting to local employers to visit their workplaces and see what it is like to work in a specific job. The main point of this experience is to learn what skills and qualities a person needs to work in their chosen field. DMD also provides you with connections to a network of possible employers for future jobs and references.
Take the time to visit the DMD website
Read how you can get involved. Contact your local coordinator to see if you can be a part of this year’s DMD. If your area does not have a local coordinator, volunteer to be the local coordinator. This will help you develop leadership skills and will be great for your resume and college applications. Again, getting involved is part of how you build a self-determined life.
DMD is celebrated the third Wednesday of October and is partnered with corporate sponsors who have committed to assist in making this day meaningful.
It is your right as a person to pursue the career of your dreams. Get involved and make your dreams happen!