The 2014 Lime Connect Fellowship Program for Students with Disabilities

An Exciting Opportunity for Current University Sophomores to Connect With PepsiCo, IBM, Google, Target, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg LP - Deadline is April 21, 2014

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Fellows enjoy a cruise around Manhattan during the leadership symposium,

We are more than our disabilities, and we are more able, indeed, than even we can imagine. - 2013 Fellow, Georgetown University

New York, New York (PRWEB) March 28, 2014

Lime Connect (Lime) and its corporate partners PepsiCo, IBM, Google, Target, Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg LP are pleased to announce The 2014 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 highly accomplished university 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 and are part of the lifelong Lime Fellows Alumni Network.

“We carry the key to our own futures, and, with the help of Lime Connect, we will not only accomplish much with regard to our personal professional goals but also in rebranding and reaffirming, as persons with disabilities, that we are more than our disability and that we are more able, indeed, than even we can imagine.” - 2013 Fellow, Georgetown University

Lime Connect Fellow Benefits:

  •     Participation in an all-expense paid Leadership & Development Symposium in NYC
  •     Connect with Lime Connect’s partner companies via the symposium, 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 2014-2015 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 28 or 29, 2014 – Lime Connect Fellows Selection “Super Day” (all finalists)
             • July 30 - August 3, 2014 – Lime Connect Fellows Leadership & Development Symposium

Join us for the following virtual information sessions to learn more (register at http://www.limeconnect.com):

  •     Monday, March 31st at 12:00pm EST
  •     Wednesday, April 9th at 8:00pm EST
  •     Monday, April 14th at 9:00pm EST

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 Monday, April 21, 2014 (letters of reference are due April 28th)

The Lime Network is designed as an exclusive resource for high potential university 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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