Next Gen Leaders Stories

COVID-19 pandemic reversed decades of employment gains for disabled, but advocates see glimmers of hope – ABC News

October marks the 75th annual National Disability Awareness Employment Month, part of a Labor Department's effort to spread awareness about the employment struggles those with disabilities often face in the workplace. This year also coincides with the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which [...]

2021 NextGen Leader Applications Now Open!

Disability:IN NextGen Leaders have the opportunity to connect with leading brands across all industries. Students are matched one-on-one with mentors from Disability:IN Corporate Partners and network and interview with corporate partners. Applications are now open for the 2021 cohort. LGBTQ+, Black, and veteran individuals are especially [...]

2020-09-01T18:06:33+00:00September 1st, 2020|Next Gen Leaders Stories|

NJIT Senior Alejandra Lopez-Diaz Lands Merck R&D Internship to Work on Vaccines

“Disability-inclusive companies, like Merck, take the opportunity at the [Disability:IN Annual] conference to interview aspiring professionals to see if we may be a fit for their companies,” said Diaz. “I interviewed with them and two days later they called me and asked me to join their internship program.” Continue [...]

2020-06-15T20:49:54+00:00June 15th, 2020|In the News, Next Gen Leaders Stories|

NextGen Leader Update: Linda & Pfizer

Linda Z., NextGen Leader '19, was recently hired by Pfizer, a Disability:IN Corporate Partner. It's going really well at Pfizer! The culture here is great and I feel this is where I belong. I was able to use my connection with Disability:In to strengthen our outreach efforts in the [...]

NextGen Spotlight: Bryan Stromer

Quality mentoring relationships have a powerful effect on young people in a variety of situations – personal, academically and professional. Programs like the Disability:IN NextGen Initiatives were created to further those opportunities. This six-month career mentoring strategy brings together employers and college students with disabilities or recent graduates with [...]

2020-08-28T17:28:53+00:00May 31st, 2019|Next Gen Leaders Stories|

NextGen Spotlight: Taylor Mickelson

Disability:IN provides two career and leadership development programs for college students and recent graduates with disabilities who demonstrate a great deal of talent, leadership, and determination – Mentorship Exchange and Talent Accelerator. Through our signature education initiatives, we aim to help businesses develop enduring leaders for a more disability inclusive workplace. They are NextGen Leaders. [...]

2019-09-23T14:24:07+00:00February 27th, 2019|Next Gen Leaders Stories|

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