Starkloff Career Academy

Starkloff Career Academy helps individuals with disabilities launch or advance fulfilling careers.

Our course is specifically designed by and for professionals with disabilities to address our unique concerns about identity, equity, and accessibility in the workforce.

The Starkloff Career Academy has three tracks, designed together to meet individuals where they are in both their career journeys and their personal disability experiences and offer the right amount of learning and support.

  • Foundations: Are you launching your career? Our introductory program helps people with disabilities gain the foundational knowledge, skills, and tools they need to start their career journey. These candidates, looking for a first job, enroll in a 4-week live online class. (Download Foundations flyer.)
  • Transitions: Do you want to translate your knowledge, skills, and experiences into new opportunities? If you are changing industries or navigating changes with a newly acquired disability, join this 8 week class, working with self-paced resources in our online classroom and meeting informally for weekly support sessions and career coaching. (Download Transitions flyer.)
  • Advancements: Are you an emerging or senior leader with a disability? Whether you are focusing on a promotion, joining a board, or leveraging civic networks to achieve your next step, Advancements will help you build the leadership skills and strategies to succeed and navigate the unique barriers we face as disabled professionals. (See the schedule at

Is Starkloff Career Academy for you?

Our participants are typically college graduates who can excel in their fields, but are doubting their talent and themselves because of stereotypes that leave them excluded and isolated. We are here to support your development as a professional with a disability, with expertise, resources, and community. Schedule a consultation now to learn more!

These classes are valued over $2,700 and are offered at no cost to our participants thanks to the generous support of our funding partners to help disabled people thrive.

Here’s only some of what you’ll learn at the Academy:

  • Develop, market, and sell your disability story as a strength
  • Answer the most difficult interview questions with ease
  • Request accommodations for an interview
  • Construct a resume that elevates you above the competition
  • Acquire networking skills that breed long-lasting impressions
  • Negotiate pay, benefits, and accommodations
  • Reinforce your rights and responsibilities under the ADA

Starkloff Career
Academy includes:

One-On-One Coaching

Personalized interview preparation, including self-identification planning, and goal-setting, taught by real professionals with disabilities.

Peer Support

Gain confidence and build relationships with other skilled professionals with disabilities while learning important job search skills.

Experiential Learning

Practice your skills with trusted hiring professionals from Starkloff’s partner companies

Start Your Journey Today!

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Proven Results

500+ Career Academy Graduates

50+ Partner Companies

80% success rate in career advancement

Corporate Partners

Starkloff Career Academy is proud to partner with more than 50 disability-welcoming companies, including:

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What Our Graduates Say

Barbara Labinjo

As a result of this course, I feel confident that I have something to contribute to the workforce. This course and the group have convinced me that my potential, that I hadn’t recognized, is of great importance.

Greg Turner

I have learned an enormous amount of information from the Starkloff Career Academy program and it has shown me so much in not only job-seeking skills, but life skills, and how to carry myself moving forward.

Tricia O’Brien

I learned to take my disability and turn it into a strength, into the ability to thrive in difficult or challenging situations. I also learned to take accomplishments and successes of my career, to build on them, and to turn them into tools to finding meaningful employment, which I have done thanks to Starkloff.

Now in a virtual format, train with our experts and partner companies from anywhere in the United States!

Unsure if the Career Academy is right for you?