The number of college students pursuing internships is on the rise, but more often than not, students hesitate to seek them. Palm Beach Atlantic University Director of Career Services Dr. Kimberly Ladd says that students often question their job readiness. They ask her if they know enough or have the right skills to do an internship. Her response? “You just have to do it!” Why … Continue reading Internships: Just do it!
This item originally appeared on the Campaign for Disability Employment’s blog. It is not unusual for waiters and waitresses to look only briefly at my son Jacob before turning to ask me what he would like to eat. With a shrug, I almost always say the same thing: Ask him. Jacob, 26, has apparent physical and cognitive disabilities. His arms sometimes hang awkwardly, and his … Continue reading Looking Closer: Raising Expectations of People with Disabilities Helps Us All Move Forward
This post originally appeared in the Lake Worth High School Alumni Foundation newsletter. It’s tough enough to excel academically in high school, and even tougher when you’re also a veteran on the football team. But tough situations don’t intimidate recent Lake Worth Community High School graduate Matthew Narcisse. Narcisse earned a 4.18 HPA while playing on the Trojans football team all four years. He’s also … Continue reading In School and in Life, Graduating Senior Demonstrates Leadership
If you had asked 18-year-old Mohamad Merilan where he would be after college, he would not have said, “working on Wall Street.” Merilan is now working for Credit Suisse in the Research Clearance Technology division. Merilan went from attending D-ranked public schools without the promise of higher education to graduating from the University of Florida with a job offer to work on Wall Street. Throughout … Continue reading First-Generation Student Overcomes Challenges on Path to Wall Street Career
Perkins School for the Blind, located in Watertown, Massachusetts, serves thousands of children and young adults with vision impairment worldwide. As part of an eLearning program for teachers of the visually impaired, Perkins created Paths to Technology — an online community and resource for teachers, students, and their parents to support children and young adults with technology and their transition to adulthood. Veronica is a student contributor … Continue reading What I Learned from My Teacher of the Visually Impaired