Success Stories

Rory

Rory

In another of our series of ‘Meet our Talent’ interviews, Rory talks geography, dyslexia, boundaries.

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Daniel

Daniel

As part of our series of interviews, EmployAbility candidate Daniel tells us how dyslexia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia have impacted his studies, about life at Imperial, and about his career plans.

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Saanwal

Saanwal

One of our series of interviews, focusing on EmployAbility’s talented candidates, disabled graduate Saanwal gives us an insight into his unusual academic and career path.

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Raazi

Raazi

Meet Our Talent is a series of interviews with some of the students and graduates we’ve been working with. In our first interview we meet aspiring Economist Raazi, our University of Leicester Campus Ambassador.

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My EmployAbility – Aquila Ali

How did you find out about EmployAbility? I heard about Employability through a friend. I was finishing up my studies and was feeling apprehensive about applying for jobs and having to disclose my disability. I worried I wouldn’t even get to the interview stage and...

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My EmployAbility – Matt Williams

My EmployAbility – Matt Williams

My name is Matthew, and I am currently studying BSc Management at the London School of Economics. At the end of 2016, I started to apply to internships at a variety of companies around London. After applying to a programme at J.P. Morgan, EmployAbility immediately...

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My EmployAbility – Anonymous Case Study

How did you found out about EmployAbility? After I graduated from university in 2003, I had quite a difficult couple of years.  Despite having a very good academic record I struggled to gain employment.  I made hundreds of job applications, and attended dozens of...

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My EmployAbility – Anna Kuosmanen

How did you find out about EmployAbility and the Google Scholarship for Students with Disabilities? When I was an undergrad working as a research assistant, one of the postdocs in the group told me about Google Anita Borg Scholarship. When I was applying for that, I...

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My EmployAbility – Abigail Adewunmi

How did you found out about EmployAbility? I first found out about EmployAbility from an email sent from my university Accessibility centre How were we able to help you? EmployAbility has been of great help, I received feedback on my CV when I first applied. I was...

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My EmployAbility – Eleanor Gribben

My EmployAbility – Eleanor Gribben

How did you find out about EmployAbility? My Mum actually found EmployAbility whilst I was applying directly to companies for Internships. The best part that sold it to me was the support in your applications and getting feedback on your application/CV. How...

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My EmployAbility – Alexandra Tzilivaki

My EmployAbility – Alexandra Tzilivaki

How did you find out about EmployAbility and the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities? My supervisor sent email to all lab members informing us that there are many prestigious Scholarships awarded by Google especially for senior Postdocs/ Computer...

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My EmployAbility – Akash Burrun

My EmployAbility – Akash Burrun

I attended my first employability event held at Google during my second year at university. Having recently been diagnosed with dyslexia, I was unsure about how to disclose my disability nor was I confident in requesting adjustments. Through the attentive and...

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My EmployAbility – Vaibhav Adlakha

My EmployAbility – Vaibhav Adlakha

My name is Vaibhav Adlakha. I have had Cerebral Palsy since birth due to which I have restricted mobility in my arms and legs and use a wheelchair. I also have Visual Motor Perception which impacts my sense of direction and figures. I live in the Netherlands and after...

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My EmployAbility – Jonathan Andrews

My EmployAbility – Jonathan Andrews

I’m an English student at King’s College London, currently on a winter vacation scheme at Hogan Lovells. I also have multiple disabilities – Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Dyspraxia. So, how did I manage to succeed against the odds; to stand out from the rest of the...

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My EmployAbility – Michael Barron

My EmployAbility – Michael Barron

When I was 15, I contracted salmonella, septicaemia and bacterial meningitis that subsequently left me with a hearing condition, chronic fatigue and muscular pains in my legs. By undertaking a reduced timetable, I was able to continue my studies and read law at the...

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My EmployAbility – Emeka Ezugwu

I was in my final year of a Computer Science at The University of Manchester before I came across EmployAbility. I was extremely interested in securing a Summer Internship at an Investment Bank and had so far been unable to adequately perform at two assessment centres...

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My EmployAbility – Tom Firth-Jones

I graduated with First Class honours in Philosophy from the University of Leeds in 2012. I've spent the last year completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP Law School in London. It was during my GDL studies that I discovered I was dyslexic, after struggling to...

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My EmployAbility – Sarah Tattersall

I first came across EmployAbility via an email from my university department when I was in the beginning of my second year studies. I’d just flopped my first ever technical interview which also just happened to be for a Google summer internship. Needless to say I...

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My EmployAbility – Daisy Ogdubemi

I studied a law degree at University of Leicester and graduated in 2012.  I began the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2013 on a part-time basis alongside working various jobs. I came across EmployAbility at BPP last year whilst studying for the LPC.  I chose to use...

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My EmployAbility – Dan Smith

Two and a half years ago I was happily going about my business studying engineering at the University of Bristol and revising for the end of my second year exams. One day I noticed a slight fuzziness in my left hand eye and got it checked out at the Optometrist who...

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