Rising Leaders Mentoring Program

USBLN mentee was able to visit the ESPN office with his mentor. He was also able to meet with the hosts of ESPN’s Mike and Mike Radio Show.
USBLN mentee was able to visit the ESPN office with his mentor. He was also able to meet with the hosts of ESPN’s Mike and Mike Radio Show.
Four USBLN’s mentees traveled to New York City to learn from and network with corporate partner, Voya Financial. This picture shows the mentees and the Director for the Rising Leaders Initiatives sitting in on a meeting with Voya’s Chairman and CEO, Rod Martin.
Four USBLN mentees traveled to New York City to learn from and network with corporate partner, Voya Financial. This picture shows the mentees and the Director for the Rising Leaders Initiatives sitting in on a meeting with Voya Chairman and CEO, Rod Martin.

Founding Partners of the Rising Leaders Mentoring Program:

 

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The Rising Leaders Mentoring Program is a six-month career mentoring opportunity to at least 200 college students and recent graduates with disabilities through linkages to business professionals from USBLN partner companies.

The Rising Leaders Mentoring Program brings together employers and college students /recent graduates with disabilities, including veterans, in a mutually beneficial way. Mentees meet and interact with business professionals in their field of study or area of interest and with whom they would not otherwise have access to.

The 2018 Rising Leader Mentoring Program is now underway and no longer accepting applications, with the program running from March through August. The 2018 Rising Leadership Academy applications are now closed as well. Please check back on our website in the fall of 2018 for our 2019 Rising Leadership Academy and 2019 Rising Leader Mentoring Program information if you are interested for next year.

If you are a college student or recent graduate with a disability that has questions about transitioning into employment in the business sector, we highly encourage you to apply for the Rising Leaders Mentoring Program. Our mentoring program is designed to support students and recent graduates as you navigate what it means to be successful and hopefully answer unique questions that relate to being a person with a disability in the workforce. The RLMP also gives students and recent graduates a network of business partners to connect with! The USBLN especially encourages STEM majors, veterans, students of color, and LGBTQ+ students to apply. The current RLMP will run from March – August of 2018.

The USBLN has received tremendous response from business professionals interested in becoming a mentor in the Rising Leaders Mentoring Program! Please check back on this website in the fall of 2018 for our 2019 RLMP application as a mentor. We seek business professionals that are willing to participate in this 6-month mentoring program for college students and recent graduates with disabilities. The USBLN especially encourages professionals working in the STEM fields to apply as mentors. 

2018 recruitment opportunities, including access to the Resume Database, is now available! Click here: http://usbln.org/2018recruitmentopportunities/

The Rising Leaders Mentoring Program is supported through funding from Microsoft, Deloitte, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Merck.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Mentoring Program contact Keri Gray or Lynn Simonye.