The 2013 Lime Connect Fellowship Program for Students with Disabilities

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An exciting opportunity for current university sophomores—deadline to apply is on March 31, 2013

2012 Lime Connect Fellows Symposium

The Lime Connect Fellowship Program and its Fellows have changed my life, and I hope to return the favor in the near future. — 2012 Fellow, NYU

Lime Connect (Lime) and its corporate partners PepsiCo, Google, Target, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg LP are pleased to announce "The 2013 Lime Connect Fellowship Program for Students with Disabilities". Lime Connect represents a “fresh approach” in the disability talent space, and our premier Fellowship Program attracts high potential/highly accomplished students with disabilities, prepares them for the recruitment process, and connects them with the world’s leading corporations for potential summer internships. This yearlong program includes educational workshops, leadership/skill building, interview preparation, coaching and multiple opportunities to connect with partner companies via The Leadership & Development Symposium and more. Fellows also receive a $1,000 award.

Lime Connect Fellow Benefits:

  •     Participation in an all-expense paid Leadership & Development Symposium in NYC
  •     Connect with Lime Connect’s partner companies via networking events, career workshops & more for potential summer internships
  •     Ongoing professional development & coaching for internship and career success
  •     Lifelong benefits of The Lime Connect Fellows & Alumni Network
  •     A $1,000 Lime Fellows Award

Eligibility Requirements:

  •     A current sophomore/rising junior at a four-year university in the United States
  •     Continuing studies as a full-time student for the 2013-2014 academic year
  •     Eligible to work in the United States
  •     A person with a (visible or invisible) disability.* (See definition below)
  •     If selected, candidates will attend the following all-expense paid events in

New York City: May 30 OR 31, 2013 – Lime Connect Fellows Selection “Super Day” (all finalists)
and July 31 - August 4, 2013 – Lime Connect Fellows Leadership & Development Symposium

How to Apply:
Candidates apply online via The Lime Network, and provide the following:

  •     Contact and education information
  •     Current resume
  •     Academic transcript
  •     Answers to essay questions
  •     One letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor or supervisor

To register for The Lime Network and apply:
Go to http://www.limeconnect.com

Application Deadline: Midnight on Sunday, March 31, 2013 (letters of reference are due April 7th)

The Lime Network is designed as an exclusive resource for high potential students, and alumni, with disabilities. It is Lime Connect’s broader, virtual program that prepares and connects candidates for career success regardless of their geographic location. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to register and learn of all Lime Connect opportunities, including scholarships, recruitment receptions, internship and full time career opportunities, professional development webinars and more.

*A person with a disability is defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more activities that others may consider to be a daily function. This definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply.

About Lime Connect:
Lime Connect is leading the way as the premier resource for top talent in the disability space by attracting, preparing and connecting highly accomplished individuals with disabilities for careers with the world’s leading corporations. Our goal is to break stereotypes and lead all companies to realize the importance, and value, of employing people with disabilities at every level of education, talent and ability.
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