[nabs] Mentoring Project Seeking Students and Professionals Who AreLegallyBlind
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Sun Aug 14 16:48:21 EDT 2011
Do you have the attached flyer for this program?
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 08:36:38 -0500
From: firstvicepresident.acbstudents at gmail.com
To: nabs at acb.org
Subject: [nabs] Mentoring Project Seeking Students and Professionals Who AreLegallyBlind
Good Sunday morning everyone,
We recently received this information on a new mentoring project that is aimed at connecting blind and visually impaired students with blind and visually impaired professionals. The goal is that the student and mentor be in the same geographical location and that they be interested in the same field. Please read the email below and please consider participating. There are fliers that go along with this. As we can't attach files over the list, I'll be sending separate emails directly after this one with each flier. Please feel free to email Sara Conrad or myself with questions or comments.
Sara's email is president.acbstudents at gmail.com
mine is: firstvicepresident.acbstudents at gmail.com
Subject: Mentoring Project Seeking Students and Professionals Who AreLegallyBlind
We work at the Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision at Mississippi State University and we are seeking college students and professionals who are legally blind to participate in an employment mentoring project. We hope that you will help us reach potential participants for this opportunity by distributing, posting, or forwarding the attached flyers to individuals or groups that might be interested. Students will be paired with mentors based on location and field of interest, and we will examine the influence of a mentor relationship on employment outcomes for graduating students including: development of job seeking-skills, job placement, job satisfaction, and self-efficacy.
We anticipate that students and mentors will find this program to be highly beneficial. Potential benefits for students include: assistance in career goal development, skills training, job seeking, job placement, and opportunities for job shadowing. We expect that mentors will benefit from working closely with college or graduate students who are blind and the opportunity to assist in research that seeks to benefit the blind community. This research is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
If you are willing to distribute the attached flyers on our behalf to help us find participants, please respond and let us know. It is important that we reach as many people as we can across the United States, and we appreciate your help in spreading the word. Please feel free to forward the body of this email to others that you think might know someone who would be interested in participating.
Thank youfor your time and consideration of this request. Please contact Jamie O’Mally at 662-325-2001 or atrrtc2 at colled.msstate.edu if you have any questions or require additional information.
Dr. Jamie O’Mally, Assistant Research Professor
Dr. Brenda Cavenaugh, Research Professor
Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision
Mississippi State University
P.O. Box 6189
Mississippi State, MS 39762
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