CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SENIORS!
We are so excited for our graduating seniors and we know that you will go on to do so many great things! Below is a link to a PDF with resources for graduating seniors. It gives you detailed information about job searches, applications, disclosure, health insurance, etc.
Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College and Graduate Students with Disabilities
This program offers paid summer internships at many of America's leading corporations. These companies are members of the National Business & Disability council (www.nbdc.com) and are proactive in recruiting qualified people with disabilities.
To be considered for an internship, a student must be enrolled in the fall as an undergraduate or graduate students and have at least a 2.5 GPA and 60 credits.
More information regarding student criteria can be found on the website at www.emerging-leaders.com.
Hurricane Sandy signals the beginning of the winter season in New England. Bad weather can bring unpredictable circumstances and we all need to be prepared, especially in case of evacuation. If you have a disability and think there is a possibility that you might need some type of assistance during or after evacuation (such as difficulty with stairs, intolerance of cold, needing medications, etc.) please contact ODS to talk about a plan for the assistance you will need. It is also advised that you talk to your HR, your Area Coordinator, or other Res. Life staff members so they know about your concerns. Make sure to participate in fire drills and other emergency drills so you know what to expect and can take steps tobe prepared.
Many experts suggest creating a "GO PACK."Get a bag or backpack, put the essentials you'll need in it and keep it by the door. What goes in the bag is different for each person, but it remains in that spot permanently - ready for the time when you need it. Then you can relax and know that you are prepared to get up and go.
Hopefully, the only thing you will ever encounter at Smith is a false alarm, but it's good to be prepared in case you have to evacuate for a longer time due to a power outage. Think of what essentials you'd need or want to have if you had to leave for an hour, a day, or even a few days.
You might need things like
- a small supply of essential medications,
- warm socks,
- an extra hat,
- a scarf,
- a small umbrella,
- a change of clothes,
- an extra set of keys,
- and a little money.
Some people put copies of important documents, a list of medications, and doctor contact information, etc. in an envelope to put in the GO PACK in case they have to evacuate for longer than a few minutes or hours. There are many resources on the web about preparing for anemergency as a person with a disability or health concern.
You may also want to let your faculty know of any concerns about evacuation in case there is an emergency when you are in class. Check out the evacuation routes and safe areas in each building so you will calmly know where to go if an emergency should arise.
If you would like Campus Police to have your name, house, and room number in advance so they can be aware in an emergency situation, let ODS know.
Call Laura Rauscher (x2071) if you have other concerns or want to talk through a plan for your individual needs.
Links to more information on GO PACKS: