Typically, Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) is a large-scale national effort to promote career development for individuals with disabilities through hands-on career exploration and ongoing mentoring relationships. Mentees are paired with a career professional for a day to learn what it means to work in that field; observe a typical work day; identify necessary skills; and learn about possible internships or employment prospects.

In 2020, due to COVID-19, DMD was virtual and looked a little different: the timeframe was shorter, mentoring was conducted one-on-one or in group settings depending on the company, but the learning and networking continued just the same.

For more information, contact Kathy Muhr, Director of Community Engagement.

Thank you to all for participating in the 5th annual (1st virtual) Disability Mentoring Day on November 5, 2020!

15 candidates attended educational and mentoring sessions with 7 employers:

American Tower Corporation, Brown Brothers Harriman, Dell, Middlesex Savings Bank,
Public Consulting Group, Raytheon Technologies and UMASS Medical School