GFG Virtual Career Invitational

Virtual Career Invitational for Experienced Candidates with Disabilities

Friday, April 20, 2018
12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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The USBLN GFG companies are committed to finding, growing and keeping talented individuals with disabilities (click here for a definition of disability).

Through the Virtual Career Invitational Event organized by the USBLN with Bender Consulting, the participating companies are seeking professionals with disabilities who have a minimum of 2 years’ work experience in STEM, Finance or Business. Early career and experienced candidates are encouraged to participate.

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Focus:USBLN GFG Companies are seeking professionals with disabilities who have a minimum of 2 years’ work experience in STEM, Finance or Business. Early career and experienced candidates are encouraged to participate.

For more information, please email: 

(Please see the bottom of this page for information on the USBLN, USBLN GFG Program, Bender Consulting and CareerEco.)

What is the Virtual Career Invitational?

Participating companies are inviting professionals with disabilities who have a minimum of 2 years’ work experience in STEM, Finance or Business to attend this virtual career invitational.

This event is an excellent opportunity for qualified candidates to virtually meet with Fortune/Global 500 companies from the convenience of their homes or offices.

The participating companies are specifically seeking talent for open positions who identify as living with a disability and possess a minimum of 2 years’ work experience in the following areas:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Finance
  • Business

How Does a Career-Seeker with a Disability Who Has the Requisite Experience Receive an Invitation to Participate in this Event?

If you are interested in being a part of the Career Invitational as a candidate, please complete the event interest survey at: by April 5, 2018.

I am a STEM/Finance/Business candidate with a disability who has submitted their resume, now what?

If you are found to be well-matched to the job opportunities available through the GFG companies, you will be emailed a link to the CareerEco website inviting you to register for the Virtual Career Invitational. Once you successfully register, you will receive a confirmation email asking you to login to your account to update your profile and upload a resume. You will also be able to review employers’ job listings.

Once all invited job candidates with disabilities profiles and resumes are uploaded into the CareerEco platform, the participating GFG company recruiters will review resumes and invite pre-selected candidates to “Informational Meetings” during specific times on the day of the event.

You will be required to log into CareerEco and accept the “Informational Meeting.” If you do not accept the invitation, the next candidate in line will be offered your time slot.  You may also choose to decline the employer’s invitation, if it is not in an area you are interested in pursuing.

As a selected job candidate, please be responsive to all “Informational Meeting” invitations sent by CareerEco.

Note: You may participate online from anywhere in the U.S., as long you have a high speed and reliable Internet connection. We recommend that you test your internet connection a few days before the event.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • April 5, 2018 – Deadline for candidates with disabilities with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in STEM, Finance/Business to complete the event interest survey at
  • February 15 – April 6, 2018: Invited candidates will complete their CareerEco online profile, including uploading of resume.
  • April 9 – April 18, 2018: Employers will extend “Informational Meeting” invitations to selected individuals.
  • April 9 – April 18, 2018: Candidates will accept or decline “Informational Meeting” invitations.
  • April 20, 2018, 12 Noon to 2:00 PM Eastern Time, USBLN GFG Career Invitational.

Whom Do I Contact for More Information?

To learn more about the USBLN GFG Virtual Career Invitational, please email:

What is the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)?

USBLN unites business around disability inclusion in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace. The USBLN has more than 130 corporate partners spanning the technology, healthcare, financial, transportation, entertainment, and retail industries. USBLN serves as a collective voice of nearly 50 Business Leadership Network Affiliates across the United States, representing over 5,000 businesses. USBLN has various nationally recognized tools and programs, such as the Disability Equality Index and the leading disability-owned business enterprise (DOBE) certification program, to bridge inclusive companies with people and organizations within the disability community. To learn more about the USBLN, please visit:

What is the USBLN’s Going for the Gold (GFG) Program?

GFG brings together 18 Fortune/Global 500 companies in a community of practice to share next and best disability inclusion practices. Seven GFG subject matter experts provide an array of inclusion services to the participating GFG companies. Since the start of the program in 2014, the GFG companies have hired over 3,500 individuals with disabilities and the numbers continue to rise. To learn more about the USBLN’s GFG Program, please visit:

What is Bender Consulting?

Bender Consulting Services, Inc. provides disability employment expertise in the areas of recruitment, workplace mentoring, strategic planning, training, and digital accessibility to drive innovation and realize business value for customers.  As a national leader in advancing employment of people with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities, Bender partners with corporations and federal agencies to assist them with achieving their diversity and workforce inclusion initiatives.  The company connects to the professional community of individuals with disabilities seeking competitive careers, including the STEM fields. To learn more about Bender Consulting please visit:

What is CareerEco?

CareerEco, the new career ecosystem, is a virtual recruiting platform and talent community for jobseekers, prospective graduate students, academic institutions, and employers who leverage the power of technology and embrace innovation in order to accomplish their professional and academic goals.  To learn more about the services CareerEco provides, please visit:

How Do I Know If I Have a Disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that:

  • substantially limits a major life activity, or
  • a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

For example, if you had cancer and it is in remission, you are still considered an individual with a disability since if the cancer returned, it would substantially limit major life activities. The same is true of conditions that are controlled by medication, for example, chronic migraines or learning and attention issues.

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limb or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)

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Bender Consulting Services, Inc