NEADS Conference 2004 - Right On!
Jennifer Dillon has her diploma in Social Services and is currently attending York University in the Environmental Studies Program. She is a person with a disability and she utilized an international internship program to launch her career. She has been the Ability Edge Coordinator since March 2004. Previous to this role she worked at CNIB for 3 and a half years assisting clients in assessing their needs.
Jennifer is well aware of the challenges that students with disabilities face in obtaining employment. She currently assists candidates in applying to the Ability Edge internships, provides feedback on cover letters and resumes, and offers support to interns through out their internship experience. Jennifer works closely with the employers (host organizations) and is able to share information from the employer's perspective. She is able to offer tips and resources both from her personal and professional experience.