College and Career

The strategic support and training you need

Education and employment are about self confidence, challenge and enjoyment. They teach the importance of constructive questioning and a sense of responsibility with compassion, confidence and creativity.

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Become a college graduate

Deaf and hard of hearing people can do anything except hear. Every year, thousands of DHH students graduate from public and private colleges and universities.

Are you ready to join them?

How we can help college students graduate

DeafStudent.org is ready to give you customized support on your journey to higher education, from the application process all the way to graduation day.

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Explore different college and career goals. We find the best fit for you!

  • Discuss your goals with our team and learn about Deaf-friendly careers
  • Visit different college campuses – with an interpreter – so you can ask more questions and choose a career path that fits your needs
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Obtain accommodations needed for equal access to all activities on campus.

  • Note takers
  • Captioning systems (CART)
  • Qualified interpreters fluent in ASL, SEE, Oral Language, Cued Speech, and more
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Receive ongoing student support while enrolled in school.

  • Weekly VP/email progress-check appointments with the DeafStudent.org Student Support staff
  • Access to on-campus tutoring with an interpreter
  • Resources for scholarships and tuition assistance
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Take full advantage of our Student Rewards Program.

  • Monthly rewards for perfect class attendance
  • Quarterly rewards for outstanding academic achievements
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Receive support from our Career Development staff as you near graduation.

  • Resume writing support
  • Practice job interviews
  • Local community networking with employers that are hiring now

Get the right support to be successful

Get paid to do what you love

Trade and Tech Schools are a quick and efficient way to get the skills and training you need. Do you dream of working as a chef or welder? Certifications in those skills mean better pay right from the start of a new job.

If you don’t want to attend school for 4 years or more, a trade or technical school may be right for you. Additionally, most trade and technical colleges have a pool of local businesses that hire students directly from their programs.

Your chances of finding a job and getting hired are much better when you have a certification or degree from a trade or technical school. In almost any city, DeafVibe can find a career training program to help you achieve your goal.

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Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

Roy T. Bennett

The Light in the Heart

Cash for being a good student

Do you need money for school or other things as a student?
Of course you do!

The key to learning is showing up to class! Students who attend every class are more likely to graduate and make better candidates for job placement. You work hard to get those good grades! Let us reward you!

Cash Reward: Perfect Attendance
Up to $100 / Month*

  • To qualify:
  • Must be a full-time student.**
  • Show up on-time to every class.
  • Don’t miss any of your Student Support appointments.
  • Email or fax us proof of perfect attendance by the 5th day of the following month to Incentives@DeafStudent.org.***
  • If you miss a class one month…Don’t worry! You can start again on the 1st of every month.

Cash Reward: “A” Student
Up to $200 / Quarter*

  • To qualify:
  • Must be a full-time student.**
  • Get all A’s on your report card. If your class is graded on pass/fail, you must pass all classes.
  • Email or fax proof of academic performance by the 5th day of the month following the end of the quarter. Send to: Incentives@DeafStudent.org. ***

Start earning cash rewards

DeafStudent.org pays you for perfect attendance and grades!

*Incentive amount and delivery is subject to change at any time and student must be receiving DeafVibe services at the time of request.
**Student must be enrolled in on-campus classes. ALL classes for the quarter or semester must be on-campus. On-line classes do not count for the reward.
***It is the responsibility of the student to provide documentation of attendance and/or academic performance. The DeafVibe foundation will not send reminders or request needed documentation on the student’s behalf.

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