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June 2013

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Interview with Lime Connect Board member, Shantha Rau Barriga

Be a positive example for overcoming challenges & building success

Categories: Lessons from the Road

ShanthaMeet Shantha Rau Barriga, a Lime Connect Founding Board member, as she shares some advice on career, leadership and disability.

"Be a positive example for overcoming challenges & building success."

Shantha, thank you for your dedication to Lime Connect. Can you tell us a bit about your career journey? My pleasure. I am the Director of Disability Rights at Human Rights Watch. I graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the University of Michigan. I came into this field by...

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Spotlight on our Network: What It's Like to be Dyslexic

Categories: Spotlight on our Network

In this humorous piece, Hena Haines, Harvard '13 and Lime Connect Fellow, shares the real deal about what life with dyslexia is like. Hena didn't realize she had dyslexia until she was a junior in high school. Here are the 8 things that should have clued her in... 

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Leveling The G.P.A. Playing Field; Google Is Taking a Lead

An interview with Laszlo Bock, a Google SVP

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

Just when you thought data findings wgoogle laszlo bockould be an excellent predictor of everything from employee job fit to leadership potential to success at work, Laszlo Bock, Google's Senior Vice President for People Operations offers a different perspective in a recent New York Times interview. While Google benefits greatly from data crunching when it comes to product development and improvement, data doesn't seem to be as helpful when it comes to the human side of things.

What I find most interesting in this article (and encouraging for...

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Partners...In the Limelight

This month we check in with Google

Categories: Partners in the Limelight

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School's out and you know what that means - summer internships! Kira Chappelle, of Google's University Programs, shares tips for summer success from former Google interns and intern managers. Read on to see how you can turn a potentially good summer into a great one!

 

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Asking for Accommodations at Work; The Whys and Whats

Categories: Lime Connect Events

telephoneJoin this Lime Connect tele-talk to discuss the reasons why people tend to ask for accomodations in professional work settings. Gain a better understanding around the types of accomodations that you might consider asking for.

Joining us will be

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer Internship Success; Some More Tips, Large and Small

Part four in a series on summer internship success

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

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(Part four in a series on summer internship success)

Your primary goals this summer are to produce great work, demonstrate enthusiasm for the work and the organization, and see if you’re a fit for a full-time job. But regardless of your long-term interest in the company, you should do your best to get an offer. This will help you to tell a powerful story when you are interviewing next year.  (Oh, and remember to have fun! It all works out in the end). Below I pull together some top tips...some you've heard before and some are new.....

1)    Clarify your goals/deliverables in the first week. Set up time with your manager(s)

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