Cool program for brights students with dyslexia, ADD, and other LDs and corporations like Google, Merrill Lynch, Barclays...
"When these companies get exposed to our exceptionally talented men and women who have already climbed a mountain and overcome something in their short lives to be successful, they want them on their team,"
"When a disability is invisible, the fear of disclosure can be great and these students are too intimated to go through the regular corporate recruitment process. "Only about 30 percent actually go through the event, and the remaining 70 percent are underemployed, go home to the family business or stay in academia because they are perceived as safe places," says Lang. What's more, many of these students have historically shied away from other disability organizations.
Last summer, six of the 20 Lime fellows worked at Google. Hiring these students "isn't only the right thing, it is the smart thing," says Greg Marsh, a university programs manager at Google who recruits on college campuses. That's because Google wants a diverse employee population to reflect its user base."
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Via Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com, Lou Salza