June 23, 2015

There’s Nothing Spontaneous about a Successful Career – Sodexo Guest Blog

Guest Blog By Trish Freshwater, Sodexo I’m a planner by nature. I live by my calendar and often look ahead in six-month chunks of time. For me, six months might as well be six weeks, or, sometimes six days. Life moves fast and if you’re not paying attention, it can pass right on by you. This is especially true when it comes to your career. If you don’t make plans and set goals, you’re likely
May 6, 2015

Video Executive – Provide Creative Video Production and Business Development for Our Ability, Inc.

GENERAL SUMMARY: Video Executive – Provide Creative Video Production and Business Development for Our Ability, Inc. Our Ability is specializes in creating compelling video stories for corporations and organizations. Our revenue supports mentoring people with disabilities through a variety of services. Our Ability is a USBLN certified Disability-Owned Business Enterprise. As a Video Executive, you will be responsible for creating strategic partnerships and expanding our business. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow
April 27, 2015

A Call for Entrepreneurship Programs in New York City

Introduction: This is a guest blog entry from John Kirkwood. USBLN® Certified Disability Owned Business Enterprise DOBE® owner – John Kirkwood, is president of CityMouse, inc. [USBLN® Certified Disability Owned Business Enterprise DOBE®] which provides universal internet strategy, design, development and marketing services. He is a highly experienced public relations and Internet technology professional with a portfolio that includes the development of the first Official Website of the City of New York. Having become disabled
March 11, 2015

Highlighting people with disabilities: The Super Bowl and Changing the Face of Beauty

By Julie M. Gerhart-Rothholz (@jmgerhart) Each year, the Super Bowl is watched as much for its commercials as for the football game. I wonder how a company makes a decision to spend millions for 30 seconds, so I watch the game, but I watch the commercials more closely. This year, I was pleasantly surprised to see that three, yes three, Super Bowl commercials featured individuals with disabilities, and it made me wonder, is 2015 the
March 10, 2015

Time To Put a Stop to Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying and Disability One day after a football game several years ago, I noticed a young man about 20 years old taking a cell phone movie of me while I was walking around the college campus. In that instance, I realized someone was going to use their anonymity and cell phone technology to entertain themselves. And that stung. Futhermore, this guy was going to “share” this experience with others. And that bothered me. While technology
January 16, 2015


COSD’s mission is to assist you, a college student or a recent graduate with a disability, to have the tools and the knowledge to a have a career of your choice. This takes work and effort, but with great support from your Disability Services and Career Services offices on your campus, as well as employer connections through COSD, we can all work together to navigate career development and landing that career.

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