Lime Connect candidates, and our 2010 Fellows, have a lot to say about the importance of our work:
"Lime ‘gets it.' It has always been a fight for me to break through the stigma of having a learning disability. Lime brings together top companies with great talent at top schools and I'm proud to be a part of it."
"Settled in my career at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, I view Lime as some of the most important mentors in my life - and for that I can't thank you enough."
"I really like the idea of not having to hide the fact that I have a disability from prospective employers. It has taken me a long time to stop being ashamed of my disability, and I want prospective employers to understand how my disability has actually helped me achieve more and grow as a person."
University of Waterloo second year
"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
" I think what Lime is doing is really important and effective."
"Lime is not here to help you just because you have a disability. Lime is about connecting students with disabilities to employers who value the diversity these students present."
"I was extended an offer to be a summer analyst at Goldman and I've decided to take it! I'm really excited about this opportunity and I want to thank you for your unwavering support and guidance throughout the recruiting process."
Georgetown senior (converted to full time at Goldman after graduation)
"Without Lime, I would definitely not be where I am today. Lime connected me to recruiters on a more personal level, an opportunity I would not have had anywhere else. My experience greatly enhanced my relationships with Lime's partners and led to an amazing summer at Google. I was hesitant at first, but I'm so glad I checked out Lime!"
"Lime understands that as a student with several disabilities, it is very scary applying for jobs and I often feel intimidated by others competing for the same positions. So I'm very grateful to Lime for introducing me to opportunities in the workplace."
UT Austin junior