Disability Inclusion and The Workplace

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Published Monday, October 2, 2017
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Author: Aaron Golub, State Street Summer 2017 Intern

Summer internships tend to be what you make of them. Sometimes you are buried in work and other times you have nothing to do. This summer at State Street was a success for several reasons. First, I had many opportunities to network. There have been several events throughout the summer geared towards expanding the knowledge of the interns and providing us with resources to succeed in our careers. Taking advantage of these events is vital. The events promote different and unique skills that are of great value. Second, is the experience that I have gained while working. Although the summer started off slowly, every week it has progressed and I have been given more responsibility and projects. Each time I am presented with a task, I tackle it head on and find a way to succeed even if it is difficult. The last reason is the opportunities this internship has provided. State Street is a prestigious bank that is an industry leader, and taking advantage of everything it has to offer is an enormous part of the internship.

Published Monday, September 18, 2017
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Author: Lauren Bombardier Weeks of Education Development Center, Inc.

Growing up, I was never quite sure whether my disease would allow me to work full time. I have lived with the chronic, life-threatening illness called cystic fibrosis (CF) my whole life. This disease that mainly affects the lungs has led to frequent hospitalizations due to lung infections throughout my life, as well as some fatigue, fevers, and a frequent cough that can interrupt my day unexpectedly. Because of this disease, I also face a shortened life expectancy. A blessing and a curse of the disease is that most people can’t tell by looking at me that I have a disability. Not only that, but the unpredictability of the lung infections that come with CF can make it difficult to explain why some days I am as healthy as the next person, and other days I can’t get out of bed.