The Emerging Leaders program for students with disabilities is a valuable talent pipeline to help with your disability hiring initiatives for obtaining qualified future full-time employees.
Read our Employer Partner testimonials to learn about their experiences with the Emerging Leaders Internship Program for College Students with Disabilities.
“The Emerging Leaders program has provided top quality internship candidates to us over the past few years, and those placements with us have been very successful. We look forward to continuing our relationship with NBDC.”
New York Life Insurance Company
“We continue to be impressed by the caliber of students from Emerging Leaders each summer and we appreciate the opportunity to participate in the program. Each student we have hired for our internship recruiting initiatives has done a great job and has added to successful completion of the projects they are involved in.”
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Mutual of America Life Insurance Company
“We here at Northwell Health, have taken on the project of recruiting more people with disabilities into our workforce through enhanced recruiting initiatives. We are creating diversified pipelines to attract new employees. One such method we have implemented is a summer internship program to help increase the number of employees with disabilities into our workforce. Through participating in the NBDC Emerging Leaders internship program for students with disabilities we were able to secure 2 highly qualified interns with disabilities to work with us. After having a wonderful internship we have decided to continue participation in the program and increase our opportunity offers.”
Corporate Director, Workforce Readiness
“Our partnership with NBDC and the Emerging Leaders program has helped us find incredibly bright and promising students. One EL program participant, Nirath Sanjana Seri, joined our Summer Games internship program and her team went on to win the Summer Games.
Challenge Cup for designing a solution that advances navigational technology for people who are blind or have low vision. Now a full time employee, Nirath says, ‘No matter what kind of disability you have, just make sure you are confident and face the world. Overcome everything and be proud of yourself for coming this far. I’m proud of myself for coming this far.’”
Lead Associate, Diversity & Inclusion Team
Booz Allen Hamilton