NextGen Leaders

Disability:IN NextGen Leaders are college students and recent graduates with disabilities who have demonstrated talent and leadership to be attractive applicants for Fortune 500 roles, particularly in the STEM, finance and business fields. NextGen Leaders participate in two Disability:IN programs: Mentorship Exchange and the Talent Accelerator. Both are career development programs that connect NextGen Leaders with Disability:IN corporate partners. Disability:IN works with approximately 1,000 students each year through the Mentorship Exchange and Talent Accelerator programs, NextGen Council, and Alumni Network.

Disability:IN provides many opportunities for companies to connect with talent with disabilities in the STEM, finance and business fields across the country. We realize our partners are constantly sourcing for the top career seekers and are particularly in need of avenues to recruit diverse talent. Our programs allow recruiters to:

  • Source candidates directly for internship, part-time, and full-time placements
  • Build talent pools for the future
  • Receive tools and training when hiring/interviewing individuals with disabilities
  • Establish an inclusive employer brand with NextGen Leaders

Disability:IN Mentorship Exchange logo

The Disability:IN Mentorship Exchange is a six-month career mentoring opportunity to at least 200 college students and recent graduates with disabilities through linkages to business professionals from Disability:IN partner companies.


NextGen Leaders Talent Accelerator logo

The Disability:IN Talent Accelerator is a free two-day networking and career readiness opportunity for college students and recent graduates with disabilities. This academy takes place in conjunction with the Disability:IN Annual Conference, the nation’s premier business-to-business conference on disability inclusion throughout the enterprise.


The Disability:IN NextGen Council is leadership committee of NextGen Leaders who help inform, educate and assist Disability:IN, corporate partners, and Affiliates in engaging NextGen Leaders in corporate programs and activities across the enterprise. The NextGen Council also leads the Alumni Network, which focuses on involving and engaging alumni of the NextGen Leaders programs.