National Symposium on Rehabilitation Counseling Training Session

Navigating the Career Development of Students with Disabilities in STEM

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Navigating the Career Development of Students with Disabilities in STEM

About this Session


In order to promote the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities in Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and careers, there is a strong need to assist them in successfully navigating their academic and career development processes and to implement STEM pathways that mitigate barriers and improve retention.

This presentation will report on our study determining the effect of engagement in career activity, career decision-making self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and goals on the quality of life of college students with disabilities in STEM. Recommendations for research and practice associated with strengthening support for achieving the goals of STEM learning and careers, expanding access to STEM education and opportunities for students with disabilities will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify challenges faced by transition-age youth with disabilities in engaging in STEM education and careers.
  • Develop greater insight into the effect of engagement in career activity, career decision-making self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and goals on the quality of life of college students with disabilities in STEM.
  • Discuss some strategies and practices associated with advocating for transition-age youth, promoting career development and decision toward the STEM field, and expanding access to STEM education and opportunities for transition-age youth with disabilities.

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Meet Your Presenters


  • Jina Chun, Ph.D., CRC
    Assistant Professor, UW-Madison
  • Minju Lee, B.A.
    Master's student, UW-Madison
  • Jaeyoung Kim, M.A.
    Doctoral Candidate, UW-Madison
  • Constance Richard, M.S., CRC
    Doctoral Candidate, UW-Madison