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Winter Cohort
February 4 – March 15, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Our Approach

Providing you with the skills, tools, and support needed to achieve meaningful, rewarding, and sustained employment

Skills Development

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Learning experience focused on essential workplace skills

Job Search Support

In our Workplace Readiness Program, students learn key insights into what managers expect of successful employees.

Matching and connecting graduates with hiring organizations

Job Coaching

Our Workplace Readiness Program students at the BNY Mellon Innovation center in Palo Alto. Joyce Peacock, the Innovation Center's Engagement Director, provides an overview of the work of the lab.

Post-placement support and coaching

Program Details

Three distinct phases designed to prepare, support, and sustain the launch and growth of your career

Who is the program for?

  • Motivated neurodiverse adults
  • Hold or are working on a two or four year degree (or equivalent)
  • Currently underemployed or unemployed

What will the participants gain?

  • Mindset and skills essential for the workplace
  • Tips, tools, and techniques for job seekers
  • Strategies and tactics for career management and growth

Six-Week Learn-By-Doing Session

  • Learn personal and workplace effectiveness skills and strategies
  • Practice learned skills and techniques while interacting on team-based projects in a simulated work environment
  • Visit Silicon Valley companies and network with guest speakers and professionals

High-Touch Employment Search Support

  • Work with your coach and navigate the job search process, including writing persuasive resumes and cover letters and preparing for pre-employment assignments and interviews
  • Access our business partner ecosystem and build relationships with industry players, secure interviews, and grow professional networks

Post-Placement Coaching

  • Regularly scheduled check-ins with your coach to support your onboarding and successful assimilation
  • Job coaching sessions to discuss work progress and review career plans and strategies

Meet the Instructors

Ranga Jayaraman

A personal passion and commitment to empower neurodivergent individuals is what drives Ranga today. Before devoting his time to Neurodiversity Pathways, Ranga led a number of highly successful digital transformation initiatives for high tech organizations and Silicon Valley companies. His real-life experience, executive leadership, and business background helps shape the classroom curriculum and learning experience.

Trang Nguyen

Dedicated to working with children, teens, and adults with autism, Trang has over six years of experience helping neurodiverse individuals develop their skills, talents, and personal perceptions. Trang’s commitment to provide each individual the opportunity to reach their fullest potential is seen in her high-touch teaching and coaching approach.

Ivon Perez

Ivon specializes in teaching students the concept of a growth mindset and its impact on the individual’s ability to achieve success through dedication, resiliency, and motivation. Her compassion combined with her employment coaching background is instrumental in helping students build a career plan focused on achieving meaningful employment and personal independence.

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