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October 2012

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Navigating with a disability: 3 lessons from a Google attorney

Knocking down invisible barriers & showcasing ability

Categories: Lessons from the Road

In this month's Lessons From The Road we hear from Jack Chen. He is an engineer turned patent attorney working at Google and a Lime Connect Board Member.

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Jack Chen and guide Gene Gurkoff, Ironman NYC 2012"Do what the world tells you you can't do."  Thirteen years ago, on a wind swept, spring day,  I had the honor of delivering this precise message to the graduates of the College Of Engineering at U.C. Berkeley.  The sentiment, at the same time that it was an encouragement to my fellow graduates to surmount the challenges that they would undoubtedly face once they left the pristine order of school life, honed, in one fine point, my life's own battle cry.

In middle school, a special education teacher tried to convince me...

(Photo: Jack competing in the 2012 NYC Ironman Triathlon) 

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posted By Jack Chen | 12:00 AM | 1 comment

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Disclosing Your Disability; Master Your Metaphor

Categories: Lime Connect Q & A: Your Questions. Our Answers.

“I have ADHD, that’s why I need more time on tests,” you explain to your friend. “ADHD, why should that be an excuse to get more time? I could benefit from more time, Metaphor posttoo,” replies your friend. Does this sound familiar to any of you? Somehow your friend just doesn’t get it. They don’t get what it is like to be you. And this situation isn’t just common to those with ADHD. I know many of you experience similar frustrations in helping others to understand your disability.

I suggested to this same Lime Network member that he design a simple and powerful way to convey the barriers and limitations that he faces with ADHD. Clearly the label

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posted By Suzanne Aptman | 12:00 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Partners...In The Limelight

This month we check in with RBC

Categories: Partners in the Limelight

RBC recently sponsored what they hope will be Canada's largest penny drive ever! Blair Crichlow, Manager of Diversity Recruiting at RBC, shares a bit about this amazing initiative...

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Wednesday's TeleTalk: Register for Tips on Managing the Job Offer Process

This Wednesday October 10th at 8pm EST

Categories: Lime Connect Events

"Navigating the Full-Time Offer" for highly accomplished individuals with disabilities

Led by Lime Connect Board Chairman Tom Wilson

Job offerReceiving and accepting your first job offer is a major professional milestone and an important initial interaction with your company and your manager. As former MD and Global Head of Talent Sourcing and Recruiting at Merrill Lynch, Tom will offer his insights on how to manage the offer process successfully and he will answer your questions.

 This Lime Connect TeleTalk will also be useful for anyone interested in learning how best to discuss offers with potential employers.

When: Wednesday, October 10th at 8pm EST.

Where: Over the telephone

(note: closed captioning is available upon request)

To learn more and register, please log onto the Lime Network: www.limeconnect.com/my_lime   ...

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posted By Suzanne Aptman | 12:00 AM | 0 comments

Monday, October 8, 2012

Career Connect

New Roles from Bloomberg - Great opportunities for talented students with disabilities!

Categories: Career Connect

Bloomberg good logo from John 1012

Lime Connect partner, Bloomberg, is looking to expand their team and is looking to recruit you, members of the
Lime Network!

Please note that this opportunity is for Lime Network members only. Please login to the Network to read more about this role.

 

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