The 2016 Lime Connect Fellowship Program wraps up a great symposium in NYC.
The application is now open!
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 2018 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 and past Fellows
- provides access to prestigious scholarships
The Fellowship Program kicks off with a leadership & development symposium in New York in late July 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 Community and have access to ongoing professional development, community and networking opportunities throughout their careers.
2017 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 2017-2018 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 (IBM, Google, Goldman Sachs,
Bloomberg, JPMorgan Chase and Co., Microsoft, Unilever and PwC US) via networking events, career workshops & more for potential summer 2018 internships
• Ongoing professional development, coaching, and mentoring for internship and career success
• Lifelong benefits of The Lime Connect Fellows Network
• Further development of Lime Connect's Fellowship Program and mentoring for future Fellows
If selected, candidates will attend the following all-expense paid events in New York City:
May 18th or May 19th, 2017
Lime Connect Fellows Selection Super Day (all finalists - via Skype if traveling overseas)
July 26th-July 30, 2017
Lime Connect Fellows Leadership & Development Symposium (Fellows)
Virtual Information Sessions
Are you an eligible student who is interested in applying? Are you a university partner who has students who you think may benefit for the program? We encourage you to tune in for one of our virtual information sessions for a chance to learn more about the fellowship program. Join us as we discuss the application and selection process, along with the benefits of being selected as a Fellow. You'll have a chance to hear about the experience from past Fellows and ask any questions you may have.
Join us for any of the following sessions:
- Monday, March 6th 1:00 pm EST https://cc.readytalk.com/r/jt1cv1h5khp&eom
- Monday, March 13th 7:00 pm EST https://cc.readytalk.com/r/xd91vlcp5dfr&eom
- Wednesday, March 22nd 8:00 pm EST https://cc.readytalk.com/r/aktiqd7j6878&eom
- Thursday, March 2nd 12:00 pm EST https://cc.readytalk.com/r/brak8lcm976&eom
- Wednesday, March 8th 12:30 pm EST https://cc.readytalk.com/r/cestj7ugqyzr&eom
- Tuesday, March 14th 1:00 pm EST https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ssx1wpdhhhtk&eom
New to Lime Connect? To apply for the Fellowship Program candidates will join The Lime Network and provide the following:
- Contact and education information
- Current resume
- Answers to three brief essay questions
- Semi-Finalists will be asked to provide one letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor or supervisor
Deadline to apply is April 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST.
Want to know more? Contact us here.
"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
Partners and Fellows enjoy the Fellowship Program Symposium Dinner
Networking at a 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.