Employers and job seekers interested in participating in this event can sign up HERE.

We have a capacity for about 300 neurodiverse job seekers.

We do not have a limit for the number of employers for this event. 

 

 

The Stanford Neurodiversity Job Fair & Reverse Job Fair will serve as an opportunity for job seekers to virtually meet and greet with employers. Come get to know some of the companies who have (or will have) neurodiversity hiring programs, learn more about their programs and the jobs they are filling and make connections!

At the event, jobseekers and employers will be introduced to each other in pre-arranged small groups and get to know each other a little bit better.

Neurodiverse and autistic adults who are successfully employed frequently find employment through connections who recognize their unique skills. This meet and greet with employers is designed to facilitate neurodiverse job seekers in getting to know new people. For example, you meet hiring managers and learn about job openings or job trends that may impact future openings in a particular company, and hiring managers will want to get to know who you are and what you bring to a work environment. Please see below for preliminary agenda:

January 21, 2021 (Thursday) and January 22, 2021 (Friday)

Similar agenda on both days

8:30 - 9 AM: Introduction (all attendees in 1 session)

9 - 11 AM: Employer quick introductions (all attendees in 1 session) 

11 AM - 1 PM: Job Fair (in small groups; each employer will speak with 6 job seekers for each 15 min session)

2 - 5 PM: Reverse Job Fair (in small groups; each job seeker will speak with 3 employers for each 15 min session)

 

To enhance the quality of interactions in the job fair and reverse job fair, we strongly recommend job seekers and employers to adhere to the timelines as follows:

For Neurodiverse Job Seekers:

  • Follow guidance in the tip sheet for witing resume
  • Check names of participating companies in website 
  • Check specific jobs of participating companies in summit website (will continue to update) 
  • Follow guidance in the tip sheet for job fair and reverse job fair 
  • 1/08/2021: Deadline to submit preferences of companies and jobs
  • 1/15/2021: Check email for matching results   
  • 1/15/2021: Attend office hours for job fair / reverse job fair, if needed 
  • 1/18/2021: Submit PowerPoint presentations or video resume links to portal   
  • 1/21/2021 and 1/22/2021: Attend Stanford Neurodiversity Job Fair/Reverse Job Fair

 

For Employers:

  • Follow guidance in tip sheet for job posting
  • Follow guidance in the “Guidelines for Employers during Job Fair and Reverse Job Fair”
  • 01/09/2021: Last day to submit job descriptions
  • 01/15/2021: Check email for matching results 
  • 01/18/2021: Submit PowerPoint presentations or video resume links to portal   
  • 01/21/2021 and 1/22/2021: Attend Stanford Neurodiversity Job Fair/Reverse Job Fair

 

 

Job Fair Overview

In the "Employer Quick Introduction" session (9-11 AM on each day), employers will describe their organizations and neurodiversity at work program. Each employer will speak for 5 minutes.

In the job fair, employers will tell applicants about their workplace and any available jobs. Information about the workplace might include how the company and teams make sure they create a neurodiversity-friendly environment, for example.

The total time for the job fair is two hours. Each job seeker will visit six different employer sessions and listen to a presentation. Employers will give their presentations to a small group of jobseekers (about six). We suggest that your present for about 5-8 minutes and allow 5-8 minutes for questions from jobseekers. There will be five minutes to transition to the next employer station. Jobseekers will be given the information about which employers to visit ahead of time, and the groups will not stay together throughout.

Reverse Job Fair Overview

In the reverse job fair, jobseekers will tell employers about their background, skills, and why they would be a good fit for the position. Jobseekers will be assigned two time slots in which to give their presentation. Two to three employer representatives will attend each jobseeker’s presentation. 

Who is Participating?

Employers (Updated Nov 6, 2020)

We will continue to update this list as we receive job titles and descriptions from the participating companies.

  • Ada’s Cafe 
  • Amazon 
  • Aspiritech 
  • Athelas Institute 
  • auticon 
  • Beyond-Impact Centar 
  • engleskog jezika 
  • Dell 
  • Deloitte 
  • DeVry University 
  • Early Start Therapy 
  • IBM 
  • ITU 
  • kin:pathic 
  • Kritisch & Creatief/Brilliantly Creative 
  • Mentra 
  • Meristem 
  • Navigator of Giftedness 
  • NIAble INC 
  • Open Minds, Silicon Valley 
  • Options for All 
  • Planning Across the SPectrum 
  • Rangam Slalom 
  • Stanford University 
  • Talenting Limited 
  • Ultranauts - Quality Engineer
  • United Community Options of South Florida 
  • United Nations 
  • Untapped 
  • Holdings Pty Ltd 
  • World Wide Technology

Jobseekers

There is no one single "type" of jobseeker participating in the job fair and reverse job fair. Instead, they have diverse educational backgrounds, work experience, interests, strengths, and skills.  Please see below for the profile of job seekers signed up for our March 2020 Job Fair. Data for the current pool will be posted after the data are collected. The target number of candidates is 300 in the Jan 2021 Job Fair & Reverse Job Fair.

Education

  • 55% of jobseekers have a bachelor's degree
  • 30% have received a graduate degree.

 

Employment Experience

  • 95% of jobseekers have work experience
  • 67% have full-time work experience
  • 15% of jobseekers have 5-10 years of experience
  • 30% have 10+ years of experience

 

Job Functions

The jobseekers come from a variety of backgrounds, having worked in roles including: 
  • Clerical/administrative
  • Sales
  • Computer programming
  • Research
  • Marketing
  • Teaching
  • Management

 

Strengths

Similarly, the jobseekers bring a diverse set of strengths, including both soft-skills and technical skills. Some of these strengths include:
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership and team development
  • Art and design
  • Data analysis and mathematics