College Success and Career Launch Programs at Perkins

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College Success @ Perkins

College Success is a selective, nine-month residential program for blind or visually-impaired high school graduates – ages 18 to 22 – who are either college-bound or who have spent time in college and are looking to hone their skills for a successful return to college. 

This is an experience – for the students, driven by the students – that encourages both academic and personal growth. The program is designed to give each student the opportunity to build up the specific, individual blindness and academic skills they need to take charge of their future and to understand about, and create the college experience they need to meet their career goals.

The next session of the program starts in August 2019. Additional program details and an application are available online at Perkins.Org/College.  Questions, please call Perkins Admission at 617-972-7573.

Attached College Success flier here


Career Launch @ Perkins

Career Launch is a job training, internship, and career services program for blind or visually impaired high school graduates – ages 18 to 26 – who may or may not have attended college. The curriculum is designed to give young adults the hands-on training and experience they’ll need to build a sustainable career in professional fields where exceptional customer engagement is key to business success. 

Each attendee will leave this program as a well-rounded problem solver with transferable skills in any number of areas, including sales and marketing, transaction management, recruitment, client services and more.  

This program is scheduled to begin in September 2019. Additional program details and an application are available online at Perkins.Org/CareerLaunch