Discover Talent

What is Discover Talent?

Career Development and the Blundon Centre have collaborated to develop Discover Talent. Discover Talent is an inclusive job shadowing program targeted towards students who are nearing the completion of their degree and who self-identify as having a disability. The program will allow students to explore career options, develop positive work attitudes and behaviours, and build their professional network.

Students will job shadow for 10-20 hours throughout a semester with an employer that directly aligns with their interests, educational background, and career goals.

Students
Are you looking to prepare for a successful transition from university to launching your career? This inclusive experiential learning opportunity will allow you to:

• Explore career options
• Build your professional network
• Develop transferable skills
• Recognize individual strengths
• Challenge assumptions and stereotypes
• Increase the awareness/importance of accessible and inclusive work environments

Tips for a Successful Experience
• Complete research on the organization before you begin job shadowing
• Continuously apply your knowledge, skills and strengths
• Be engaged, maintain an open mindset and ask questions
• Request the employers contact information to connect in the future

The deadline to apply for the fall semester is September 20, 2019. If you're interested in participating please click here

Employers

Are you interested in building your disability confidence and playing a key role in creating an accessible and inclusive workforce? Participating with the Discover Talent program will provide you with the opportunity to:

• Gain exposure to an ‘untapped’ talented labour pool
• Increase knowledge of workplace accommodations
• Explore ways to create an accessible and inclusive work environment
• Challenge assumptions and stereotypes
• Set a positive example for other employers in our community

Connect with Us!

If you are interested in learning more or have any questions please contact claire.ledrew@mun.ca or charlotte.dove@mun.ca.

Contact

Student Life

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000