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In this month’s Lessons From The Road, we had the pleasure of catching up with Mike MacKay who is the Chief of Staff for Lime Connect partner Bloomberg's Chief Operating Officer. He is also a Lime Connect Board Member. In his 14 years at Bloomberg, Mike has held positions in the company’s Global Data group in New Jersey, Hong Kong and New York. Mike is involved in various non-profit activities through the company's “Best of Bloomberg” program and served as a mentor for Year Up. He also serves as a Career Adviser, mentoring Bloomberg employees.
Today, in Lessons From the Road, we hear from Tom Wilson, Chairman of Lime Connect’s Global Board of Directors. Tom has been closely engaged with Lime Connect with from the beginning. As Global Head of Talent Sourcing and Recruiting at Merrill Lynch, Tom led the firm’s decision to become a founding Lime partner. Since then, Tom has played an active role not only in defining and driving the Lime mission, but also in providing guidance and insight to students as they begin to navigate their careers. Today, Tom is head of Talent Acquisition for OppenheimerFunds, Inc..
We spent some time chatting with Jennifer Andrews, a Lime Network member from British Columbia and two time winner of the prestigious BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities. Seeing that Jennifer was really taking advantage of and benefiting from Lime Connect's career opportunities, we were thrilled to catch up...
Read the inside scoop on working at a startup from Nick Kowalski, Lime Connect Fellow 2012:
There are a lot of blogs and articles out there about what it’s like to work at a startup, but I don’t feel like any really convey the experience I have had at Firefly. That’s not to say that they’re not valuable. Blogs like Danielle Small’s provide great condensed, organized points. Unfortunately, for those considering internships, there aren’t many blogs that give insight into the day-to-day lifestyle of interning at an early stage startup.
We spent some time chatting with Lime Connect Network member and longtime volunteer, Manmit Pandori, on what drives him to give back and his thoughts on the changing landscape of the disability space...