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March 2018 Blog Posts (7)

Interview With David Shaw

I recently was given the fortune of getting to know David Shaw, a vibrant individual in his late twenties with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II. He is currently employed by the Metropolitan Center for Independent Living where he holds the title of Personal Assistant Services (PAS) Administrative Assistant. Essentially he is the person who makes sure that everything goes…


Added by Adrienne Kleinman on March 29, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Essential Ability

              If you’re like me, productivity is often on your mind. As people with disabilities, I think that many of us struggle with this concept and think of true productivity as inaccessible to us. I know that this is something that has certainly crossed my mind numerous times, particularly when I was beginning my professional career. I believed that my disability got in the way of accomplishing many of the tasks I needed to complete on a daily basis and that this lack of productivity…


Added by Joel on March 27, 2018 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

New Professional Development Opportunities for the Future of Work

What is professional development?

In the first 12 years of my career, I have seen traditional professional development be put into a box.

Think about it - when “professional development” comes up in your work, what do you think of?

I can bet it is one of the following:

A one hour training.

A half day off-site workshop.

How about 2-3 day conference,  that probably costs more than…


Added by Giuliana Sercu on March 21, 2018 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments


For the last several years, millennials are frequently at the top of the list as it relates to the future of work and education. However, the generation often not discussed is Generation Z, who is on the horizon. As some of the Gen Z population (born 1996 or later) is approaching workforce age, it is important to gain perspective on what they want, and where they predict shifts in the upcoming years. 

In order to understand the future of higher education, it is crucial to begin…


Added by Kevin O'Connell on March 19, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Desktop 101: Understanding How to Keep Your Web Browser Clutter Free and More Productive

I’m almost certain you all know what it is like to look at all the open tabs on your web browser and feel overwhelmed about clicking on the one you need currently, then finding the previous one you were looking at, or attempting to find another. Are you afraid to close some tabs because you won’t remember how to find the sites again?

Luckily, you are not alone if you have ever felt overwhelmed. Software developers have created some great features to de-clutter the tabs and…


Added by Erika J. Kluge on March 15, 2018 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Stuck In a Toxic Work Environment

I’ve certainly had many moments throughout my career where I questioned my work environment and whether it was benefiting or hurting my career path. And then, unfortunately, I’ve also had moments where I evaluated whether that same environment was affecting my mental and physical health. Having a chronic condition that is directly affected by stress, this is something I must consider when taking a new job.

A few weeks ago, on a day when I was feeling a bit defeated, I walked into a…


Added by Giuliana Sercu on March 6, 2018 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Employment Tips: Be A Team Player

This month we will continue to highlight from a topic heading from our archive of Digital Employment Tips which you will find on our website. These topics range from Application, Attitude, Cover Letter/Resume, Disability Issues, Interview, Networking, and Work Experience. For this entry I will be discussing from the last section from the topic heading Attitude, specifically Be A Team Player—which is quite possibly the best advice one can remember while on the job in order to keep the harmony…


Added by Adrienne Kleinman on March 1, 2018 at 6:20am — 1 Comment

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