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