The Project SEARCH interns recently participated in Disability Mentoring Day at Sam’s Club in Lima. This proved to be a win/win experience for the interns and their mentors. Participating in this activity gave the interns the opportunity to:
- learn first hand about job opportunities
- explore possible career paths
- target career skills for improvement
- gain confidence in their own employability
After job shadowing in three departments, interns had a chance to learn about life behind the scenes at this work site. Lunch with the hosts followed. Interns were encouraged to talk about their experiences and to ask questions. This was a valuable experience for the interns as they took on the role of employee in a setting where they most frequently find themselves in the role of customer. The interns look forward to additional opportunities to job shadow in places of employment with positions to match their interests and abilities!