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Employment Mentoring Project Seeking Students & Professionals Who are Legally Blind

Employment Mentoring Project
Seeking Students & Professionals Who are Legally Blind

It’s tough to find a job in today’s economy, even with a college degree. We are conducting a nationwide research project to see if pairing college students who are legally blind with mentors who are also legally blind will help!

BENEFITS
•Participate in an interactive career mentoring program
•Access career development resources
•Assist in research that seeks to benefit the blind community

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Participate for approximately 1 year
•Complete online activities
•Engage in face-to-face interaction in your local area as part of the mentoring relationship

ELIGIBILITY
• All participants must be legally blind and able to access online materials.
• Students: Must be under age 35 and graduating from college/grad school between April 2012 and December 2014.
• Professionals: Must be currently employed or recently retired.

INTERESTED?
Complete the online eligibility survey:
Students: http://tiny.cc/mentor-students
Mentors: http://tiny.cc/mentor-professionals

For more info, contact Jamie O’Mally at
662-325-2001 or at rrtc2@colled.msstate.edu
Rehabilitation Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision at Mississippi State University

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