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Monday, December 5, 2016

Big Law Business: Google Hired a Blind Lawyer and Here's His Story

Lime Board Member Jack Chen Focuses on Getting People with Disabilities Into the "C Suite"

Update on the post below: Big Law Business liked Jack's story so much, they spent a day at work with him!   Check out this latest article, and video, here.


When Jack Chen walked into an interview with law firm Baker Botts in 2007, he knew he was at a disadvantage in the Big Law world: born blind, Chen has to use assistive technologies to complete his legal work.

“As a young associate at a law firm, you’re judged heavily on form as well as substance,” he said. “In other words, how you format your documents can often be as important as the content. Walking into an interview is really daunting.”

In spite of his apprehension, Chen got the job.

Three years later, when he was interviewing for an in-house spot at Google, he decided to change tactics: “I was kind of tired of hiding and downplaying my disability,” he said.

Chen showed up for the interview with a news article written about his recent completion of the New York City Triathlon. The message was simple enough: Chen could do things others could do, and then some.

“People with disabilities often bring unique aspects to projects, including outstanding problem solving skills,” he said. “They’ve been doing it their whole lives.”

Susan Lang, founding president and CEO of non-profit organization Lime Connect, said companies and law firms often miss out on talent like Chen, who has degrees in computer science from Harvard and Berkeley, in addition to his law degree from Fordham...

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Spotlight on our Network: Jonathan's great adventure as a Lime Connect Fellow

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One of the best decisions I made during my college career was joining the Lime Connect network, and later applying to become a Lime Connect Fellow. The Lime Connect Fellowship has offered me an incredible amount of opportunities that I would not have been able to receive anywhere else. The Fellowship application helped me to reflect on myself as a person, encouraged me to think about my future goals, but most importantly affirmed the positive feelings I had around being a member of the disability community…

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Career Connect: New Roles from Google, Bloomberg, JP Morgan, and IBM Canada

Categories: Career Connect

Great new full time, internship, and co-op roles from Google, JP Morgan, Bloomberg, and IBM Canada...

   

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posted By Jennifer LaRusso-Leung | 12:00 AM | 0 comments

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Career Connect: New roles with Google and IBM

Categories: Career Connect

 

Great new internship roles & professional opportunities for students and experienced professionals...

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Spotlight on our Network: A Google Lime Scholar Shares Her Story

Categories: Spotlight on our Network

Google Lime Scholar, Paulette Penzvalto, was intimidated by the scholarship application and convinced herself that all other applicants must be more qualified than she. Here’s her story of her love for CS, the struggle she felt over applying, and the joy the award brought her…

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Career Connect

New opportunities with Google, Goldman Sachs, IBM, and RBC...

Categories: Career Connect

  

Great new internship and co-op roles & professional opportunities for students and experienced professionals...

 

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Friday, September 25, 2015

A Word From Our Board...

How Volunteering can Help Your Career - with a Twist!!

We're excited to launch a new monthly post on The Lowercase d - each month we'll hear from a Lime Connect board member on a topic that's important to them. This month David Fisher, who sits on Lime's Canada board, shares why volunteering has always been important to him...and why it can actually help your career!

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Spotlight on our Network: My Path to Success

Categories: Spotlight on our Network

Brandon De Bruhl graduated high school without knowing how to read. He's now a Google Policy Fellow...

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posted By Jennifer LaRusso-Leung | 12:00 AM | 1 comment

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Spotlight on our Network: A Dyslexic's Tips for Success

Categories: Spotlight on our Network

Lime Fellow Cliff Weitzman (Brown ’16) is Dyslexic and has listened to over 722 hours of audiobooks this year alone. He shares his story and his tricks to turn text to audio on any computer…

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posted By Jennifer LaRusso-Leung | 12:00 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July Career Connect

New Opportunities with Google, Goldman Sachs, RBC, and IBM!

Categories: Career Connect

Great new full-time roles, co-op opportunities, and a networking event with Goldman Sachs. 

         

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posted By Jennifer LaRusso-Leung | 12:00 AM | 0 comments

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