The Lime Connect Fellowship Program Class of 2012 wraps up the symposium in New York
Congratulations to the Lime Connect Fellowship Program Class of 2013!
This outstanding group of students was selected by our corporate partners, and reconnected with them at the Leadership & Development Symposium in New York.
|Karen Arcos||University of Southern California|
|Alexander Cascante||University of Southern California|
|Christopher Connolly||Stanford University|
|Laura D'Aquila||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Alexa Ellman||University of Pennsylvania|
|Connor Guerrieri||University of Colorado at Boulder|
|Emma Hamstra||Georgetown University|
|Dianna Hu||Harvard University|
|Aileen Jiang||New York University|
|Gabriel Jimenez||University of Pennsylvania|
|Ruchir Khaitan||Columbia University|
|Emily Lisner||University of Michigan|
|Alexander Morrison||Washington University in St. Louis|
|Lauren Newcorn||New York University|
|Amanda Parker||New York University|
|Alexander Patel||Georgetown University|
|William Rice||Northwestern University|
|Supreeti Sharma||Brown University|
|Bartosz Stawicki||University of Pennsylvania|
|Chanel Washington||Harvard University|
2013 Lime Connect Fellowship Program Eligibility Requirements:
• A current sophomore at a four-year university in the United States
• Continuing studies as a full-time student for the 2013-2014 academic year
• Eligible to work in the United States
• A person with a (visible or invisible) disability.*
Lime Connect Fellow Benefits:
• Participation in an all-expense paid Leadership & Development Symposium in New York City
• Access to Lime Connect's partner companies via networking events, career workshops & more for potential summer 2014 internships
• Ongoing professional development & coaching for internship and career success
• Lifelong benefits of The Lime Connect Fellows & Alumni Network
• Further development of Lime Connect's Fellowship Program and mentoring for future Fellows classes
• A $1,000 "Lime Fellows Award"
If selected, candidates will attend the following all-expense paid events in New York City:
- May 30 or 31, 2013 - Lime Connect Fellows Selection Super Day (all finalists - via Skype if traveling overseas)
- July 31 - August 4, 2013 - Lime Connect Fellows Leadership & Development Symposium (Fellows)
How to apply when applications launch for 2014:
Candidates will apply via The Lime Network and provide the following:
- Contact and education information
- Current resume
- Answers to three brief essay questions
- One letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor or supervisor
Want to know more? Contact us here.
The Lime Connect Fellowship Program For Students with Disabilities is our flagship program in the U.S. designed for highly accomplished rising juniors with disabilities. This highly selective program:
- guides Fellows through the summer internship recruitment process
- connects them with our corporate partners - some of the world's leading corporations - for potential Summer 2014 internships
- deepens their leadership skills
- prepares them for success in their internship
- builds their confidence as a person with a disability
- engages them in a Lime Connect Fellowship community, consisting of current Fellows and alumni
- provides access to prestigious scholarships
The Fellowship Program kicks off with a leadership & development symposium in New York in August, and offers individual and group coaching, webinars, mentoring and Fellows community discussions throughout the year. Upon "graduation" from the program, Fellows become part of the larger Lime Connect Fellows Alumni Community and have access to ongoing professional development, community and networking opportunities throughout their careers.
Lime Connect Fellows are selected by our corporate partners, and the inaugural class of 2010 and class of 2011 includes students from American, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke, Fordham, GWU, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Harvard, MIT, NYU, Princeton, Stanford, Tufts, UCLA, Chicago, Maryland, Michigan, Penn, Pitt, USC, UT Austin and Virginia Tech.
Lime Connect's board of directors and The Lime Team hosted some of the 2010 Fellows who were interning in New York at The Campbell Apartment!
"Getting to talk with the other Fellows about our disabilities and how we deal with talking to our friends about them was a great experience for me. It was nice to hear that I'm not the only one who worries about this and does not always know how to deal with those situations. I really liked Sam's comment about his realization that Lime is not just an organization that connects smart kids with great companies, but that Lime seeks to change the way that society and corporations view people with disabilities by proving that people with disabilities deliver quality and results. I really think Lime will accomplish this mission, especially after meeting the other Fellows, all of whom are such smart, driven, and nice people. I learned so much from the other Fellows, and I feel like all of us grew a lot during the symposium. I certainly did. I realized that I don't need to hide my disability from anyone and that hiding it does not help break stereotypes. It was great to hear how the other Fellows deal with their disabilities, and I really liked speaking with someone else who shares my specific disability." - 2010 Lime Connect Fellow
The Lime Connect Fellowship Program Class of 2010 with the Lime Team
Networking at the 2011 Fellows Symposium dinner with our corporate partners
* A person with a disability is defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more activities that others may consider to be a daily function. This definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists. We know that 90% of disabilities on campus (and 70% of disabilities among the general population) are invisible, and candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to join The Lime Network and take full advantage of the benefits it offers.