September 26, 2013

Vanderbilt employees needed for annual disAbility Mentoring Day

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center staffers are seeking Vanderbilt employees who are willing to mentor an individual with disabilities through job shadowing on disAbility Mentoring Day 2013, being held Oct. 16, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building.

Those who are interested in mentoring must complete a brief online application at by Monday, Sept. 30.

Job seekers with disabilities who are interested in job-shadowing can receive an application from Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D., at 936-0448 or

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the annual disAbility Mentoring Day provides job-shadow and career exploration opportunities designed to link jobseekers with disabilities to employers interested in fostering more diverse work cultures and/or hiring people with disabilities.

This event is sponsored by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Next Steps at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Human Resources, Vanderbilt Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Department, Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services, Vanderbilt Patient Return to Work Program and Project Opportunity.