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Starkloff Career Academy helps job seekers with disabilities successfully find and keep a job.

Did you know the Career Academy offers all of these services?

Career Academy Capstone Course

In this intensive 8-week course, candidates learn how to discuss and disclose a disability, master the behavioral job interview, develop public speaking skills and increase their network both on- and offline. In addition, candidates have the opportunity to practice with actual hiring managers from our many corporate partners.

Career Academy Special Events

SDI is committed to creating unique learning opportunities. Events include courses, forums and guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds discussing topics related to disability and job seeking.

Careers 101

Career Academy coaches work one-on-one with candidates to meet their individualized employment goals. Candidates begin by identifying their skills and career options. Coaching can include feedback on applications, resumes and cover letters; personalized disclosure plans; practicing behavioral interviews; networking assistance; and more.

Professional Connectors

The goal of this program is to connect inclusive-minded professionals from the St. Louis region with job seekers with disabilities. Candidates have the opportunity to meet and share industry knowledge and job-seeking advice with professionals from the St. Louis region. They are strongly encouraged to also attend the Capstone Course.

Motivation Mondays

Motivation Mondays are an opportunity to build relationships with other professionals with disabilities and motivate each other for the month ahead. Both current job seekers and workers with disabilities are encouraged to attend. We meet on the first non-holiday Monday of every month at different venues around the St. Louis area.


The Starkloff Career Academy Program has had 223 candidates to date — 158 Capstone Course participants; 126 Capstone Course graduates. 80% of the Career Academy’s candidates find employment after starting with us. 65% have met their career goals.

NEW IN 2018!

Career Academy Hybrid Course

This new 5-week course is a hybrid online and on-ground course which combines the best aspects of the Capstone Course with e-Learning technology to create a unique course unlike anything in the region. The course includes a four-hour, in-person introductory class, two  full days of in-person networking and interviewing practice with real recruiters from Starkloff Disability Institute’s Partner Companies, 10 webinars and self-guided learning sessions including topics on:

  • Telling Your Disability Story with Strength
  • Making Amazing First Impressions
  • Advanced Resume Writing to Stand Out
  • Preparing for Any Interview Question
  • Negotiating Pay, Benefits and Accommodations


Starkloff Career Academy is your Go-To Source for employment. Let’s get to work!

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