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Suzanne Aptman

Director of Professional Development

Suzanne is Lime Connect's Director of Professional Development. She writes a weekly blog section responding to your professional development questions. Read more about her here.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Changing the environment, not yourself

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

Many folks with disabilities, especially learning disabilities, work hard at finding new tools and accommodations to help them be more productive and satisfied in their careers. Assisted technologies, flexible work schedules, and work station adjustments can be great strategies. However, a strategy that I think is underappreciated is to simply...

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Final Presentations; Internship Success

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

You worked hard all summer and now it is time for your final presentation. Here you get to share your process and present your results to colleagues and superiors who are judging your full-time offer potential. The only thing getting in the way of you hitting the presentation out of the park is your nerves. Here are some tips to

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Best practices for summer internship success

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

I hope your summer internship is off to a great start! Were you able to clarify expectations with your manager? Have you structured regular check-ins? Do you have some coffees scheduled to kick-off your networking? Have you identified a few quick wins? These are some best practices that

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wall Street Journal says summer internships more important than school grades!?!

Tips and best practices for summer success

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

Many of you are about to begin your summer internships. Wishing you "good luck" is clearly in order. So is offering you "congratulations". "Wait!", you say, "I haven't received an offer for full-time yet. Why are you congratulating me?"  Well, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article 

 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Tele-Panel: Disability Strategies vs. Accommodations at Work

Wednesday, April 16th, 8pm EST

Categories: Lime Connect Events

This coming Wednesday, April 16th at 8pm EST. Register today!

Do you have a mobility, vision, hearing, communication, stuttering or other related, more obvious disability? There are strategies, tools and mechanisms you can put in place when you don't want to ask for a formal accommodation. Join us for an expert tele-panel and discussion this coming Wednesday, April 16th at 8pm EST. Bring your questions and ideas. Learn from your

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Changing the Disability Landscape, One Action at a Time

Lessons from a 4-year old with hearing loss

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

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Lessons from a 4-year old with hearing loss

Anthony, a 4-year old boy, refused to wear his hearing aid after noticing that the super heroes in his comic books weren't wearing them.  His mother reached out to Marvel comics with his story. Marvel immediately started designing a super hero who wears a hearing aid. His name is "The Blue Ear". Needless to say, Anthony and his pre-school buddies with hearing loss were inspired. View the full story.

This story can inspire folks with disabilities to

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Webinar on Leadership Success; January 16th, 7pm EST

The Pillars of Leadership with Target

Categories: Lime Connect Events

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Do you know what today's typical company is looking for in its leaders? What are you doing to develop your personal leadership? Join Lime Connect and our corporate partner, Target, for a webinar, The Pillars of Leadership, that will help you further your understanding of leadership and what it takes to succeed. Registration details as follows:

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Inspiration for the New Year; Perspectives on Disability & Success

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

new yearsOne of the great programs that Lime Connect offers is a Fellowship Program in the U.S. for rising juniors who happen to have disabilities. (By the way, the 2014 Fellowship Program application is launching this week.)  We kick the program off with a 4-day Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City. Following the Symposium we ask our new Fellows to reflect, through writing, on their experience at Symposium and to share newly discovered perspectives on disabilty and success. I want to open this blog column in the New Year by sharing some of the inspiring thoughts and perspectives from the 2013 Fellowship class. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Give Yourself The Gift of Standing Out This Holiday Season

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

True. writing a cardHoliday time is a great opportunity to close the books, kick up your feet, relax, enjoy, and reconnect with friends and family. If you are job searching, it is also a great time to build momentum and stand out from the crowd. It is possible that recruiters and organizations will use some of the next few weeks to regroup and plan for the next year as recruiting season speeds up in January. Wouldn't you like to be top of mind while they are planning?

Here are some ideas to maximize this opportunity...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Intention Behind The Question

Intervieing and the secret agenda

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

detectiveYou spend hours preparing for an interview. You know your resume inside and out.  You feel comfortable answering behavioral-based questions and have lots of stories ready to share in your back pocket. But something you can't know for sure is the intent behind an interviewer's question. What are they really getting at when they ask you "tell me about a time you failed"?

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