Mentoring Opportunity for Teens with Vision Loss
|Professional Mentoring Opportunities for Blind College Students: Apply Today Apply to the Pearson Corporate Disability Mentoring Program, a six-month program in which sighted Pearson and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) professionals are paired with blind young adults to provide blind mentees with greater access to beneficial workplace experiences and strategies. Participants, through a virtual mentoring relationship with a successful Pearson or GSK professional, will gain access to invaluable online resources and monthly trainings to prepare them for success in the working world: |
– Acquire knowledge of workplace culture and real world expectations
– Develop strategies for developing career-specific skills
– Gain access to informational interviews
– Receive personalized professional advice and guidance
In addition, the National Federation of the Blind will provide a team of blind professionals who will be available to answer blindness-related questions and share lived experiences.
Applications are open for this new mentoring program between the National Federation of the Blind, Pearson, and GSK, which expands our career mentoring program to consist of blind young adults, blind professionals from the NFB, and sighted professionals from Pearson. This has a positive, exponential impact on all participants through the relationships that are created.
How to Apply
Below are the requirements for eligibility to participate in this six-month opportunity:
-You are a blind or low-vision person
– You agree to program requirements
– You are an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate (2012 or later)
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the Pearson Corporate Disability Mentoring Program, please complete the Mentoring Program Application by May 31, 2021. Notifications for mentees and the program will be provided in June 2021.