Career Development

Career Development

KU TPE prepares students for integrated competitive employment. Graduates have a four times higher rate of paid employment than the national average for individuals with intellectual disability in the general population.

Students in KU TPE:

  • Participate in jobs and career internships each semester
  • Learn 21st Century Skills to be competitive in the job market
  • Develop a career portfolio
  • Learn about their career interests and preferences

Employment Resources

Students use a variety of KU career resources, such as:

KU TPE staff support students in individualized career development following KU TPE’s Career Plan each semester.


Students work in a variety of internships during their time at KU. We connect with employers to find internships that align with student’s career interests.

  • Hilltop Child Development Center
  • Kansas Baseball
  • Lawrence Arts Center
  • KU Greenhouse
  • Lawrence Montessori School
  • KU Language Acquisitions Pre-School
  • Lawrence Humane Society
  • KU Center for Service Learning
  • Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence
  • Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center
  • KU Natural History Museum
  • Ambler Recreation Center

Employer interested in being a KU TPE partner?

Learn about becoming an Employment Partner