Employability Skills for Autistic Students and Graduates
Welcome to our short course: Employability Skills for Autistic Students and Graduates!
This online course is ideal for you if are an autistic university student or graduate interested in developing your employability skills. However, it may also be useful for any autistic person looking to develop these capacities.
It is not specific to any particular academic discipline or university course but, rather, offers a broad introduction to a range of important considerations as you begin to look for employment.
The course is estimated to take between 2-4 hours in total but you can take as long as you need to complete it.
It has a number of core aims, which include:
Encouraging you to consider your strengths and needs as an autistic person
Guiding you in thinking about what reasonable adjustments/accommodations might be right for you
Enhancing your ability to find a job that aligns with your skills and interests
Developing your capacity to secure a job by examining interview techniques
Providing opportunities to reflect on your learning and put it into practice
The videos and activities in this course have all been developed and produced by a team of experts, including autistic graduates, autistic workplace mentors, non-autistic university careers consultants, and non-autistic researchers.
This course was funded by The Churchill Fellowship and York St John University. It is supported by the autism organisations Matthew's Hub, Autism Forward, and Living Autism as well as the Association for Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).
We hope that you find it useful for building your confidence and skills around looking for and gaining employment as you move into the next stage of life.
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Who this course is for:
- Autistic university or college students
- Autistic university or college graduates
- Any autistic person interested in developing employability skills
My name is Dr Jonathan Vincent. I am a Senior Lecturer / Assistant Professor at a UK University in the United Kingdom. My research focuses on employability for autistic students and graduates as well as experiences of education and transitions across the life course.
This employability course was funded my the Churchill Fellowship, UK. It was developed by a team of autistic and non-autistic people with experience in peer mentoring, employer training, social research, and careers consultancy.