February Newsletter (2019)

Introducing our 10th Cohort of Interns!

We started our year off strong with another group of interns! We are thrilled to introduce our new class of inspired and talented interns-the BroadFutures Winter 2019 Program participants. 


After completing their initial two weeks of training earlier this month, our interns are hard at work at their respective internship sites. They have already completed three weeks of internships with much success and we are thrilled with how motivated, engaged, and open to feedback the interns have been so far as they navigate the workplace and implement new strategies to help them grow professionally and unlock their full potential!
Launching our NEW WEBSITE!!

We have been hard at work with our wonderful partners and web designers, Michael Marshall Design, overhauling our website.  


We are thrilled with the result and we invite everyone to visit us and check it out HEREMichael Marshall Design is an award-winning, multicultural, multidimensional architectural design firm located in Washington, D.C. They are passionate about advancing communities and social causes, and about encouraging global perspectives with a belief that diverse backgrounds inspire broader thinking. Michael Marshall Design has been a stalwart supporter of the BroadFutures mission to promote the hiring of persons with disabilities, serving as an employer partner and supporting our organization.

Intern Spotlight- Ethan Rogers

This month we are shining the spotlight on Ethan Rogers, an intern from the Summer 2016 Program. He also joined BroadFutures for ongoing mentoring as he began his transition process after completing his undergraduate studies in 2018. Ethan is a recent graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. He is currently taking physics classes at George Mason University and plans to pursue graduate school in the next few years.

While in the BroadFutures program, Ethan interned at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Some of his responsibilities included researching and presenting on topics related to economics and writing daily news briefings. Ethan found much success throughout his internship as he was able to utilize strategies to improve upon his communication and self-advocacy skills.
Reflecting on his time with BroadFutures, Ethan shared: “BroadFutures helped me to start working in a professional environment. I learned a lot from them about teamwork and about advocating for oneself among professionals.”
We are so glad to see Ethan’s progress so far, and we are looking forward to seeing what he does next!

Employer Spotlight- Concord Hospitality

Concord Hospitality Enterprises is a hotel management and development company that was founded in 1985 with the goal to create an exceptional hospitality experience for hotel patrons. Concord Hospitality has over 100 hotels throughout the US and Canada, including the Hyatt House and Canopy by Hilton located at The District Wharf. 

Concord Hospitality became an employer partner in the Summer 2018 Program as part of our partnership with The District Wharf. We are thrilled to have continued our partnership this winter, as interns placed at their hotels have been able to build their professional communication skills in a supportive and engaging environment.

Concord appreciates BroadFutures’ high level of communication. Chelsea Elosegui, Dual Coordinator of Human Resources, noted that our “communication was always clear and set,” and that BroadFutures was “communicative about the interns, their progress, events, tips, etc…” We are deeply grateful for our partnership with Concord Hospitality, and look forward to an ongoing and successful partnership. Find out more about Concord here!

Check out our new videos 
and hear directly from those involved in our programs:
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 BroadFutures’ Internship Program

IMPORTANT DATES:

SUMMER 2019 APPLICATION DUE DATE:
March 15, 2019

Our deadline for our summer program is approaching! If you are interested in applying for our Summer 2019 Program, please do so HERE.

If you are interested in becoming an employer partner, we are actively recruiting new employers. Please find out more HERE.

  

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