I interviewed Mr. Sam Roux and Ms. Brianna M. Shults who support students with disabilities at Syracuse University, New York. Internship during college students is really meaningful to both students with disabilities and employers.
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I’ve used a wheelchair since 7 years old. My parents always told me “you can do anything besides walking.” But as I grew older, I found the things I can/can’t do by wheelchair. One of the timings was when someone asked me about my dream.
When I was 18 years old when choosing college to apply, I didn’t care much about the curriculum as long as I can study English. The high school I attended was not like the top high school in Kyoto, but my class had advanced English programs for students who want to prepare for college study. I had the programs for 3 years in high school. So I thought those study environment was normal, and studying in junior college would be more advanced. However, once I entered the junior college, speaking/listening English classes were just 2 times a week, and other classes were reading and discussing about English novel.
Since I’m going back to US for my research as I wrote in my previous post, I amicably resigned the company. I’ve worked almost for 2 years and yesterday was the last day of work. Many colleagues gave me support message for my next step. Now I really feel that I gotta work hard on my research in US!
Glad to announce that I was chosen as a trainee for international leadership training program for people with disabilities by DUSKIN AINOWA foundation!!
The shoes I wore from Monday to Friday.
I was taking CSR branding class for my job.
The class started in May and I had the last class yesterday.
I passed the last test in the end and received the certificate! Yahoo!
I just realized that I am not good at saving money even after I changed my job although the salary is higher and I go to travel less than before!
I have always wanted to have a career with high responsibilities, the responsibilities only I am able to take. I was very very lucky to have a such career found in the job huntings last summer. However, a career with great responsibilities often comes with changes of life.