2018 Recruitment Opportunities

Now Available: Rising Leaders Resume Database:

Click the link above to access and search through Rising Leader resumes. We highly encourage recruiters to search through the resumes to be better prepared to interview and hire talent with disabilities at the USBLN Annual Conference.

Corporate partners received an email with access information. If you need this information, please send an email from your work email address to hannah@usbln.org with the request to access.

2018 Rising Leadership Academy Composition

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Rising Leader composition breakdown inforgraphic. See below for image description.Infographic description:
2018 Rising Leadership Academy Composition Infographic
Total Rising Leaders: 150 students and recent graduates with disabilities.

Social demographics: 41% (or 61 Rising Leaders) identify as women, and 55% (or 82 Rising Leaders) identify as a person of color.

For concentration, 65% (or 96 Rising Leaders) are in the STEM field, 14% (or 21 Rising Leaders) are in Finance, 6% (or 9 Rising Leaders) are in Business, and 15% (or 22 Rising Leaders) have other majors including marketing, human resources, diversity and inclusion, law, etc.

For educational level, 17% (or 25 Rising Leaders) are freshman or sophomores in college. 21% (or 32 Rising Leaders) are juniors in college. 31% (or 47 Rising Leaders) are seniors in college, and 31% (or 46 Rising Leaders) are recent graduates. Freshman, sophomores, and junior Rising Leaders are ready for internships, while senior Rising Leaders and recent graduates are ready for hire!

Rising Leadership Academy: Matchmaking Session I

  • Monday, July 9, 2018
    5:30pm-7:00pm 

This is a one-on-one speed networking session, where company representatives are matched to specific Rising Leaders as potential job applicants. Matchmaking is exclusive to USBLN corporate partners. Rising Leaders and the company will be matched ahead of time, and companies will receive Rising Leader names and resumes prior to the conference.

Intended Audience: Rising Leaders, Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Representatives, and Corporate Hosts.

To participate please RSVP through this online form by May 21, 2018.

Rising Leadership Academy: Matchmaking Session II

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    4:45pm-6:15pm

This is an additional one-on-one speed networking opportunity, where company representatives are matched to specific Rising Leaders as potential job applicants. Matchmaking is exclusive to USBLN corporate partners. Rising Leaders and the company will be matched ahead of time, and companies will receive Rising Leader names and resumes prior to the conference.

Intended Audience: Rising Leaders, Recruiters, Talent Acquisition Representatives, and Corporate Hosts.

To participate please RSVP through this online form by May 21, 2018.


Rising Leadership Academy: Interview and Networking Center

  • Monday, July 9, 2017 – 9:45am – 5:00pm (Yaletown 4)
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2017 – 9:45am – 4:30pm (Yaletown 3 & 4)
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2017 – 9:45am – 7:00pm (Yaletown 3 & 4)

The Interview and Networking center is a space for company representatives to meet individually with college students and recent graduates from the Rising Leadership Academy. At the Rising Leaders Interview and Networking Center, recruiters and company representatives can host formal and informal job interviews with students. This is also an open space for conference participants to network or have discussions with any student that draws their attention.

The interview rooms are set up to host several interviews at one time. When scheduling a one-on-one interview, please ask if the Rising Leader needs accommodations in your initial email.

If accommodations are needed, then the corporate partner will need to make the request using the link below. 

If no accommodations are requested, then you can schedule the interview by reaching out to the Rising Leaders directly. 

If the Rising Leader needs a sign language interpreter or CART, please click the link below. If the student requests another type of accommodation, please email hannah@usbln.org.

Accommodations Request and Scheduler: https://bit.ly/2Jlcqxo

The request and scheduling link will close at 5pm ET on Thursday, July 5th. Any requests after that time will need to be made in-person at the Conference Help Desk, located next to the Conference Registration Desk. We will make every effort to accommodate your request, but cannot guarantee it based on the availability of interpreters and captioners.

Please do not move or remove any existing slots that have been reserved. Reserving ASL interpreters and CART captioners is strictly on a first come, first served basis.