What can I get out of Accelerate?


your future direction.


career experience.


your professional skills.

Mark your calendar now for the following opportunities:

Time Management, Working, and Studying: How to make it ALL Work

Are you struggling with fitting everything in and keeping your balance? Or does everything at this point seem long--adrenaline has worn off; school might feel hard; relationships might not be coming as quickly as hoped, & maybe you are questioning your major or career path? Glean some tips to buoy yourself and find perspective to make it a great semester.

Friday, September 29, 12-1pm
Wells 009

Discover Your Strengths: A Strengths Quest Workshop

There might be a lot of talk about dis-abilities, but it's just as important to talk about your strengths and abilities. This workshop will focus on identifying your own superpowers and abilities utilizing Strengths Quest self-assessment and how these can not only be leveraged in the classroom but in the world of work. Pizza provided!

Tuesday, October 3, 6pm-7pm
Wells 009

Help! I Need A New Major

Virtual workshop to support you with your major/career decision. Get advice from upper class peers who will share how they landed on their major/careers, as well as get practical tips to help you get clear on who you are, what you like, what you are good at, and what matters. IU Career Coach, Rachel Gerber, & Rebecca Guest-Scott, UD Academic Advisor, guide you through this webinar. You don’t have to figure it out alone!

Tuesday, October 19, 4pm-5pm

Lunch & Learn--Building Your Resume Through Overseas Experience

Ochmaa Escue, Director of OVPDEI Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program, will discuss why overseas experience can positively impact skill development that employers desire. Learn about the variety of abroad experiences available to students at IU, how to pay for it & when to schedule an overseas experience to fit into your academic experience and co-curricular learning. Pizza will be provided!

Wednesday, October 25, 12-1pm
Wells 009

Experience Matters: How to Find and Apply for Internships, Virtual Work Simulations, and Paid Micro Internships as a Student with a Disability

In this workshop, you will learn about the benefits of gaining work experience as a student with a disability, and how to find and apply for opportunities. Hear from a peer about how she found work experience as a student with a disability. Pizza will be provided for lunch. This event will be followed with a Fehribach Center open house where students can ask 1:1 questions about their summer intern program.

Tuesday, November 7, 12pm-1pm
Wells 009
Followed by Fehribach Center Open House at Career Development Center (Wells 002) from 1pm-3pm

GROW Your Resume: A workshop

Learn how to highlight the valuable skills you have gained from your semester’s classroom and work experience and make your resume stand out from the crowd through an interactive guided reflection workshop. Students can expect to walk away from this conversation with more awareness of the skills they have, an idea of what skills they might wish to further develop, an idea of expanded career options based on relevant skills, and overall increased employability—gain self-insight and GROW!

Friday, December 1, 12pm-1pm
Wells 009

Fast Track To Finding a Part-Time Job

Get an inside scoop on how on-campus employment works and how to identify opportunities to not only grow your bank account, but skillsets as well!

Friday, January 12, 12pm-1pm
Wells 009

Fehribach Center Resume & Application Assistance Drop-In

Get internship ready & make your resume and cover letter sparkle! Meet with a career coach as you prepare for the January 31 application deadline for The Fehribach Center internship program. This internship program is for Indiana college students finishing their first year of college through graduation with physical disabilities (mobility, orthopedic, visual, & hearing).

Friday, January 19, 1pm-3pm
Career Development Center, Wells 002

Get Ready, Get Set, Go Interview!

You only have one chance to make a good impression! Learn the art of interviewing--and what steps it takes to get there. It’s the perfect way to prepare for your summer work experience interviews! Pizza provided.

February 13, 6-7:30pm
Wells 009

Boss Life: Living the Entrepreneurial Life & FIELD TRIP to The Mill (transportation & lunch included)

Are you struggling to find the right fit for a part-time job? Or maybe you want to be your own boss but don't know where to start? This field trip will help you explore what it takes to be your own CEO. Take a tour of The Mill, a state of the art co-working and incubation hub downtown, learn about resources available to you (with funding!), meet local business entrepreneurs and hear from another IU student who started their own profitable gig. Transportation & lunch provided.

February 23, 11:30-1:30pm
The Mill, 642 N Madison St, Bloomington
Registration Required

Get Ready for Summer: Find Your Summer Job/Internship Workshop Series

Get step by step tips and create a personalized action plan to help you build experience & find your summer job/internship. Join this 3-week job club which will help you set aside time to work on your goals and walk away with a professional resume, cover letter, and job/internship search research expertise. Bring technology. Come to all three sessions to earn a certificate & padfolio!

February 27, March 5, March 19
Wells 009