Northeastern University Employer-Partner Conference

Disability Hiring: Changes, Challenges & Overcoming Barriers



Northeastern University welcomes you to its annual Employer-Partner Conference.  This event brings Northeastern employers together to meet and share information on challenges, opportunities and ideas in the ever-changing employment landscape.

This year’s topic will focus on the most recent updates to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the new regulations to improve job opportunities for individuals with disabilities.   Alan Muir, Executive Director and Co-Founder Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities, will provide insights on these updates in his keynote address.   There will also be an employer panel discussing disability hiring best practices, and a presentation from a group of Northeastern University experts on guiding students with disabilities through the career development process.

If you or a colleague would like to attend please register and join us May 13th to share your insight and perspective and learn from others regarding best practices.

Conference Agenda

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast


9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Ms. Maria K. Stein, Associate Vice President, Cooperative Education and Career Development


 9:20 a.m. – 10:05 a.m
Keynote Speaker | Moderator

Alan Muir, University of Tennessee| Executive Director & Co-Founder, Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities


10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Employer Panel – Disability Hiring Best Practices

State Street Bank, Johnson & Johnson, Aspire


11:05a.m. – 11:15a.m.


11:15 a.m – 11:30 a.m.
NU Perspective

Northeastern’s approach to providing students with disabilities professional career guidance & counseling


11:30 a.m. –11:45 a.m.
Closing Remarks


Directions to Campus and Parking Information

Campus Map:   Raytheon Amphitheater is building 50 on the NU campus map.

Driving Directions:

Camden Parking Lot, building 73 on the NU campus map

Public Transportation:

  • Orange Line - get off at the Ruggles stop.  Turn left out of the turnstiles and head down the set of stairs.   The Egen Research Center will be directly in front of you.
  • Green Line (E Train ONLY)-  get off at the Northeastern University stop.   Cross over tracks toward the NU campus, walking down Forsyth St.  Turn left onto World Series Way and follow the brick walkway that leads to the Curry Student Center.