Students Moving Forward

NC State values the career development of every student. The Students Moving Forward career-program is specifically designed for NC State students who identify as Autistic/being on the autism spectrum. Each fall and spring semester, we engage our students in critical career development competencies and connect them with employers who value neurodiversity. Students do not need to have an official diagnosis of autism to join and may participate on an as-needed basis.

What We Do

Students Moving Forward:

(1) provides evidenced-based career guidance for students who are Autistic/on the autism spectrum;

(2) cultivates a sense of community for students and strengthens their social and professional networks; and

(3) helps students obtain and successfully navigate paid, degree-related internships and full-time post-graduate opportunities.

During the fall and spring semesters, students participate in a total of 10 group meetings (five per semester). Each meeting has its own topic and frequently hosts guest speakers from various industries and organizations that actively support neurodiversity.