[nabs] Mentoring Project Seeking Students and Professionals Who AreLegallyBlind
orangebutterfly87 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 18:07:09 EDT 2011
Olivia, I'm not sure. My suggestion would be to contact the people who
are organizing this program using the information given on the flier for
blind professionals. I'm so glad that you're interested as I think
you'd be a fantastic asset to this sort of program!
On 8/14/2011 11:01 AM, Olivia Norman wrote:
> Is this project only restricted to your geographical area? I'm
> thinking it's a longshot that there's anyone in this immediate area,
> but I would love to help if I can.
> "Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow
> already know what you truly want to become.", Steve Jobs
> On Aug 14, 2011, at 6:36 AM, Laura Glowacki, NABS First Vice President
>> 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
>> <mailto:president.acbstudents at gmail.com>
>> mine is: firstvicepresident.acbstudents at gmail.com
>> <mailto:firstvicepresident.acbstudents at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Mentoring Project Seeking Students and Professionals Who
>> Dear Colleague,
>> 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
>> <mailto:rrtc2 at colled.msstate.edu> if you have any questions or
>> require additional information.
>> Thank you!
>> 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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