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Disability:IN NextGen Leaders are college students and recent graduates with disabilities. Students are matched one-on-one with mentors from Disability:IN Corporate Partners across all industries like Google, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Boeing, and Pfizer.

POC, women, veterans, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Check out over 400 corporate partners here.

NextGen Leader Opportunities:

  • Network with Fortune 1000 companies and gain valuable insights into their selection process
  • Participate in monthly webinars focused on a variety of topics including disability disclosure, accommodations, and interviewing
  • Connect virtually with your corporate mentor twice a month for 6 months
  • Apply to attend our annual Disability:IN conference, July 12th –18th, 2024 in Las Vegas. NV. (Due to restrictions related to the gaming industry in place at the conference hotel, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, all attendees selected for the 2024 NextGen Talent Accelerator must be at least 21 years of age or older as of July 1, 2024)

2024 Applications are now closed

Sign up for our interest link to be notified about NextGen opportunities.

NextGen Interest List

Become a Mentor

Mentor a college student with a disability as they navigate the transition from college to the workforce. Business professionals in the STEM, finance, and business fields are highly encouraged to apply. Gain access to a wide array of talent that increases the recruitment and hiring of people with disabilities.

Corporate Partner opportunities:

  • Establish inclusive employer brands by participating in the NextGen Leader Initiatives.
  • Build relationships and learn best practices with NextGen Leaders through mentoring.
  • Source talent through the resume database of current NextGen Leaders and alumni.
  • Network and interview NextGen Leaders during activities like Matchmaking Sessions at the Disability:IN Annual Conference.

Are you IN?

Submit a Mentor application beginning November 1, 2023. To learn more about getting your company involved, contact [email protected]. Mentors will be selected based on their match to their NextGen Leader.

  • How long is the NextGen Leadership Program?
    • The NextGen Leadership Program is a 6-month virtual program and will run from March-September 2024.
  • What is the expected time commitment for mentors?
    • The estimated time commitment is about 3 hours per month, which includes mentorship and webinar participation.
  • Can I stay in contact with my mentee after the 6-month program?
    • Many of our NextGen Leaders have continued to stay in touch with their mentors after the program ends.
  • Do I need to have a disability to be a mentor?
    • No. Many of our mentors do have disabilities, but it is not necessary.
  • Is there a financial commitment to being a mentor?
    • No.
  • Why should our business participate in the NextGen Leadership Program?
    • Participating in the NextGen Leadership Program is a great opportunity to support emerging leaders by linking students and recent graduates to the professional world.
  • Will I have more than one mentee?
    • Typically, no.
  • Can I connect my mentee to internship or job opportunities?
    • Yes! We encourage our mentors to share resources and employment opportunities with their mentees.