In Lessons From the Road we hear from folks who exemplify personal and professional leadership. Folks who want to share their advice with you, the Lime Connect community.
In this month's Lessons From the Road we hear from Nate Walcker who is a Director on Lime Connect's Board.
Nate, tell us about your background and what inspires you:
I am originally from Minnesota. I am a small town kid who went off to the big city for College. I graduated from Columbia University in 2009 with a BA in Economics and I've spent the past 3 years working on Wall Street. A fun fact about me is that I was once a backup dancer in a Super Bowl Commercial –who says big men can’t dance!?! I am inspired everyday by
Did you know that Target receives 42,000 resumes per month? That is what Crystal Tomzyk, Senior Campus Recruiter from Target shared on a recent Lime Connect Professional Development webinar called "Rule The Resume: How to Create an Impressive Resume".
Crystal's statistic gives you a sense of how important it is to have your resume rise above the pack. She explains that, in many cases, the recruiter only takes 10 seconds to decide if a resume deserves further review. Standing out doesn't mean fitting in as much information as possible. Instead it means creating something that is easy on the recruiter's eye and
We spent some time chatting with Nancy Oduro, Vice President of Diversability at Georgetown University and 2011 Lime Connect Fellow, about why and how she's a champion for diversity and disability awareness...
My 5 year old started kindergarten this month. Like most parents, I am particularly sensitive to what is happening in the classroom, at this young age, when their little brains are like sponges and their little spirits need nurturing. Wanting to help him make this transition successfully, I pulled out my books on human development and explored the web for research on effective elementary education.
I came across a new book, "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character" by Paul Tough, whose research shows that, in the end, those with an ability to overcome obstacles with resilience, to face the world with a sense of positivity, and to self-correct along the way have a greater chance of long term success than those with strong cognitive...
Heading back to school and feeling overwhelmed? You're not alone! Kira Chappelle, of Google's University Programs, shares with us some of her best tips for staying focused and organized.
Interview season is on the horizon for many college students. Like any other skill, interviewing needs practice. There is no time like the present to start practicing.
If you are a Lime Network member you can view/listen to a Lime Connect professional development webinar on Interviewing to help you prepare. (If you are not yet a Network member, sign up so you can access the benefits of membership).
This webinar is not just for college students. The principles, best practices and process apply to almost any interview. I hope you find it useful! Good luck with your interviews!
Welcome to Lessons From The Road, our monthly blog section bringing you advice, ideas and perspectives from leaders who happen to have disabilities.
Pete Denman; A design leader's perspective on perspectives
We recently held our annual Lime Connect Fellowship Program Leadership Symposium for our new incoming class of Fellows representing a variety of top U.S. universities. The Fellows attended workshops focused on career, professional and leadership development. One of the most rewarding parts of the Symposium, for many Fellows, was the time spent discussing the positive shift they would like to see around perceptions of disability in the working world and the leadership role they each want to play in that shift. The Fellows started to realize that this positive shift starts with the perspective they each hold around their own disability and how they interact with the world from that place. They started to realize how important it is to them to take a stand for the unique abilities, strengths and opportunities that come from being a person with a disability.
One moment that inspired our deeper dive into the topic on personal perspectives was Pete Denman's keynote speech at our awards dinner with our corporate partners. Pete is a very talented Senior User Experience Designer at Intel Corporation and is someone with both an obvious disability (C4-5 Quadriplegic) and non-obvious disability (dyslexic). Through his very real and humorous story, he introduced the idea that it can be not only liberating to talk about your disability with others, but also a confidence-building and, ultimately, career-enhancing move.
Read Pete's speech from the Symposium. Enjoy and please comment on your reaction and what you personally take away from his words.