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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 - including veterans - 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.  Being part of our Lime Network is a lifelong experience that builds community and success as members grow in their careers - and in life.

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

IBM, Google, Goldman SachsBloomberg, JPMorgan Chase & Co.PwC, Unilever, Microsoft and our newest partner, Facebook, in the U.S., and

BMO, IBMTD, BellCIBC, Rogers Communications and our newest partner, The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), 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!

Microsoft is hosting a weeklong University Autism Hiring Event this August at their Redmond, CA campus for interested candidates with autism. They are hiring for software engineers, data scientist, technical and non-technical program managers and more! 

Candidates will have the opportunity to participate with Microsoft teams on informal projects and interviews and be offered a job if there's a skills match and the right fit! Learn more at The Lime Network!

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Unilever is accepting nominees for the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards which support and celebrate inspirational young innovators from all over the world with existing initiatives, products or services that are tackling some of the planet’s biggest sustainability challenges. 

Prizes include an invitation to an Accelerator Programme in Cambridge, cash awards, and one-on-one mentoring support for a year to help maximize impact for the project! The deadline to apply is Friday, June 30th. Learn more at The Lime Network


Applications are open for the BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship! 

Lime Connect is pleased to be an Equity Through Education partner of BMO Capital Markets to provide scholarships for students with disabilities. Launched in 2005, Equity Through Education helps people achieve their dreams by getting the opportunity to develop themselves through education, and the program builds a diverse workforce.

Selected recipients will receive $10,000 USD (students in the US) or $5,000 USD (students in Canada) to support their future studies. Full details available here. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 17th. Learn more at The Lime Network!


Did you miss our latest webinar, Advanced Networking: Relationship-Building for Careers? The webinar, hosted by PwC, covered how to maximize event networking, how to best utilize LinkedIn and social networking sites, and how to grow and nurture longstanding professional relationships and more! Join or log into The Lime Network to view the full webinar! 


        

 

   

We're excited to welcome two new partners to the Lime Connect family: Facebook in the U.S. and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in Canada! 

Facebook and CSIS fully believe in the strengths and talents that people with disabilities bring to the table, and they recognize Lime Connect as the premier resource to attract the strong pool of high-potential university students and experienced professionals who happen to have disabilities for great roles throughout their organizations. 


Congratulations to our Lime Connect board chairman, Tom Wilson! Tom has been honored with the prestigious Five o' Clock Club 'HR Hero of the Year' award in the Outstanding Volunteering category for his work with Lime Connect.

Tom was instrumental in Lime’s founding, and has served as Board Chair since 2009.  We would not be here today without Tom’s vision and support, and we're grateful for his continued passion for our mission to connect top talent who happen to have disabilities with leading corporations around the globe. We are proud that his work has been recognized in this way!


  Are you passionate about identifying and attracting talent? Or helping a firm fully leverage the skills and talents of its team?

PwC has many new talent acquisition and human capital (HR) roles available across the country! Visit The Lime Network for additional details.
 


Do you have a passion for sales? Google is hiring for an Associate Account Strategist, GMS Sales and an Associate Account Strategist, Global Customer Experience role in Ann Arbor, MI. Log into The Lime Network for additional details!
 


Applications are open for the 2017 Goldman Sachs Diversity Cornerstones. Goldman Sachs invites current freshman and sophomore to get to know them through a series of programs designed to provide exposure to the numerous career paths available in the financial services industry while honing the skills that will set you up for success as you explore future opportunities. 

View all of the details at The Lime Network


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.

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

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