Best Practices for Supporting Neurodivergent Students

Join us on February 21 to learn how career services teams can enhance support for neurodivergent students.

Conner Reinhardt, Jhillika Kumar

With an estimated 15-20% of the world’s population being neurodivergent, it’s more critical than ever for career services teams to make sure their programming, resources, and other offerings are as inclusive as possible. 

This is especially important as the unemployment rate for neurodivergent adults is as high as 30% or 40%, according to CNBC. While strides have been made to support neurodivergent job seekers at top companies, structural adjustments at the post-secondary level from career services professionals can offer even more aid to neurodivergent students–while they’re still in school.

Join us for a webinar discussion that will cover strategies and best practices for career services teams who are seeking to bolster their support for neurodivergent students on their campus. Featuring Jhillika Kumar and Conner Reinhardt, co-founders of Mentra, a data-driven tool that maximizes career success for neurodivergents, and a headline partner for uConnect’s Curation Kit focused on neurodivergent students. 

During this one-hour discussion, Jhillika and Conner will cover:

  • What neurodiversity is and the widespread benefits of cognitive diversity
  • The unique challenges that neurodivergent students often face as part of the career exploration process
  • What career leaders should know about supporting neurodivergent students 
  • How career services professionals can prepare neurodivergent students for today’s workforce
  • How to partner with and educate employers when it comes to recruiting and hiring neurodivergent students
  • And more!

Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit their questions as part of audience Q&A to wrap up the webinar.

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Register to join us on February 21

About Mentra

Mentra is an employment network for 1 billion neurodivergent professionals (with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, etc.) worldwide. While 80% of neurodivergents are underemployed/ unemployed, in the right environment, this population can be 30% more productive than the average employee. Mentra is an AI-powered, reimagined hiring process that captures more nuanced skills-based and humanistic factors like a person’s unique neurotype, which is not currently captured in more traditional resumes and forms of hiring. This allows companies to hire truly extraordinary talent whose cognitive aptitude is ideally suited for the role. Their process also just so happens to lead to greater hiring fit, maximized retention and solves the current $1 Trillion turnover issue. It’s a win-win.

About our guests

  • Conner Reinhardt

    Co-Founder & COO
  • Jhillika Kumar

    Founder & CEO