[announce] Mentors Flyer Part II
mitch.pomerantz at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 15 21:33:26 EDT 2011
Below is the Mentors flyer from Mississippi State. Again, please
disseminate widely and encourage ACB members to get involved.
Mitch Pomerantz, President
American Council of the Blind
Employment Mentoring Project
Seeking Professionals Who Are Blind
Remember the challenges you faced in finding your first job??
Would you like to help a college student who is also blind begin their
career in a profession similar to yours??
We are conducting research to see if pairing students who are blind with
mentors in their career fields will help them find employment.
. Opportunity to mentor a college student who is blind and is
interested in working in your profession
. Assist in research that seeks to benefit the blind community
. Participate from January 2012 through up to 12 months after your
. Help your mentee develop career goals and offer opportunities for
. Face-to-face contact with mentor 4 hours a month
. Complete online activities monthly
. Legal blindness
. Currently employed or retired from a professional career
. Has basic computer literacy and knowledge of accessibility
software/hardware needed to access online materials
. Complete the eligibility survey at
. For more information, contact Jamie O'Mally at Mississippi State
University's Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision at
<mailto:rrtc2 at colled.msstate.edu> rrtc2 at colled.msstate.edu or toll free:
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