The NTID Center on Employment (NCE) is here for your student.
by John Macko, Director, NTID Center on Employment
The role of the NTID Center on Employment team is to assist current students and graduates with the search for co-ops or full-time jobs. The key is to make sure your student enlists our support. After their second year, most students are required to do a co-op, so encourage your students to take advantage of some or all of the services we offer. Below are a few of the ways we can help. The NCE website lists many more.
Job Search Assistance
When your student arrives on campus, he or she is assigned an NCE employment advisor based on his or her major. NCE employment advisors provide job search tutoring that can help your student:
- Write or improve resumes and cover letters
- Complete a job application
- Put together a list of references and a portfolio
- Use books and web resources to find employers to contact about possible jobs
- Find job announcements on the web and apply
- Consider different ways to approach employers
- Prepare for interviews and follow up with employers
- Understand the various communication strategies and accommodations in the workplace
- Get ready for the working world
We advise students that one of the best ways to find employment opportunities is through networking—asking people they know to help them with their search. Many jobs are not advertised to the general public and may only be known by the people working at the company. These jobs, called the hidden job market, are often found through networking. We can guide your student with some good networking strategies. Their network can help them find job openings and make contact with employers.
Liaison with an Employer Network
Every year, NCE staff travel all around the country to meet with employers and develop relationships that encourage them to hire deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are well trained and ready to hit the ground running. Some of the employers NCE has developed relationships with are: BNY Mellon, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, DOW Chemical Company, FBI, General Electric, Google, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, NASA, National Security Agency, Naval Supply Systems Command, Ohio Health, Sprint, Texas Instruments, Toyota, U.S. Bureau of Printing and Engraving, University of San Diego and many more.
If you have questions or concerns about anything in the area of employment, or would like to find out who your student’s employment advisor is, please feel free to contact us at by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 585-475-6219 or by videophone at 585-286-4544.