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  • Celebrating 10 years of rebranding disability through achievement

Who We Are

We're a global not for profit organization that's rebranding disability through achievement. We do that by attracting, preparing and connecting high potential university students & alumni who happen to have disabilities for scholarships, internships, The Lime Connect Fellowship Program and full time careers with our corporate partners - the world's leading corporations.

Our partners, who are setting an example for others to follow, include today:

PepsiCo (founding partner), IBM, Google, Goldman SachsBloomberg, JP MorganPwC, Unilever and our newest partner, Microsoft, in the U.S., and

PepsiCo (founding partner), BMO, IBMTD  and our newest partners Bell and CIBC in Canada.

Lime Blog

Welcome to Lime Connect's blog, The Lowercase d, where we put talent first and disability second!  Join us for helpful career advice, internship and full time job opportunities, to hear personal stories from our Lime Network members, and updates from our corporate partners. Check out our latest blog post below!


Big Law Business: Google Hired a Blind Lawyer and Here's His Story

Update on the post below: Big Law Business liked Jack's story so much, they spent a day at work with him!   Check out this latest article, and video, here.


When Jack Chen walked into an interview with law firm Baker Botts in 2007, he knew he was at a disadvantage in the Big Law world: born blind, Chen has to use assistive technologies to complete his legal work.

“As a young associate at a law firm, you’re judged heavily on form as well as substance,” he said. “In other words, how you format your documents can often be as important as the content. Walking into an interview is really daunting.”

In spite of his apprehension, Chen got the job.

Three years later, when he was interviewing for an in-house spot at Google, he decided to change tactics: “I was kind of tired of hiding and downplaying my disability,” he said.

Chen showed up for the interview with a news article written about his recent completion of the New York City Triathlon. The message was simple enough: Chen could do things others could do, and then some.

“People with disabilities often bring unique aspects to projects, including outstanding problem solving skills,” he said. “They’ve been doing it their whole lives.”

Susan Lang, founding president and CEO of non-profit organization Lime Connect, said companies and law firms often miss out on talent like Chen, who has degrees in computer science from Harvard and Berkeley, in addition to his law degree from Fordham...

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News & Events

The latest news you want to know!

Join us for a discussion on disclosure on Tuesday, December 13 (@8:30PM EST). Rene Forsythe (Director of Professional Development, Lime Connect)  will lead a conversation around whether disclosure is right for you and when and how to do it most effectively. We'll also discuss how to set yourself up for success during the interview process and throughout your employment. More info available in The Lime Network

 

Lime Internship Connection applications are open! Over 50 great internship roles - including 5 new opportunities with IBM's prestigious Watson Center and coveted roles in news and PR at Bloomberg - are now available for current undergraduate, graduate, PhD, LLM and MD students in the U.S. Don't miss some of the upcoming deadlines! Learn more and apply today at the The Lime Network.

 

Check out Unilever's Future Leaders Program for university students graduating in 2017 - an outstanding opportunity!  More info and application details in The Lime Network.

 

      

Welcome to two outstanding new partners in Canada!  Bell and CIBC are both leaders in their respective industries, and are actively seeking to increase the diverse perspectives that candidates with disabilities bring to the table.  Check out the great opportunities we've posted for recent grads, professionals with 2-3+ years experience and upcoming graduates in Canada. Log into, or join The Lime Network for more!

 

Welcome to the 2016 Lime Connect Fellows! These 25 Fellows joined us in NYC for our Symposium this summer and we are delighted to welcome them into the Fellowship family. See our new class here!


We're excited to welcome Scott Sandell, venture capitalist and managing partner of NEA, as a special advisor - read more here!



It was a thrill for Lime Connect to be asked to ring the closing bell on April 29th!  Thanks to the NYSE for the great honor.

Lime Connect was developed to represent a fresh approach in the disability talent space.  Check out the following on our newest partner, career opportunities, scholarships, campus visits and webinars:
 

We just posted two great new webinars on the Lime Network: "Getting Creative: Disability Strategies & Accommodations at Work for Working Professionals". One webinar for those with learning & other less obvious disabilities and another specifically for those with more obvious disabilities. To access, please log into The Lime Network and click on Professional Development Resources.  
 

Remember to check out The Lime Network for other events and opportunities posted by our partners.

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