Working in Government? Training Conference Coming Up
Jobs, Careers and Callings On May 1, 2008, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG) will host its Employment and Technology Forum at the U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Atrium and Conference Center, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, in Washington, D.C. from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. The theme for the forum is “2008 DHHIG Employment and Technology Forum ---Building Bridges with In...
Mon, Apr 28 2008
Ben Lachman-- Project Manager
Jobs, Careers and Callings When Ben Lachman graduated from California Polytechnic State University with his degree in English, he learned it was difficult to land a job with very little work history. With the assistance of a job counselor at the Anixter Center, Ben began working at the Commerce Clearing House testing web links. "It was a very basic job and not my ideal situation, but it jump-s...
Wed, Apr 09 2008
Mark Drolsbaugh--A Man with Many Hats
Jobs, Careers and Callings When I first came across Mark Drolsbaugh's books,Deaf Again and Anything But Silent I ordered both books right away. I tore through both books, laughing and nodding along. I felt as if Mark had wrote about my life! I had the opportunity to contribute a chapter of my life in his third book, On the Fence. I always recommend those three books to everyone I meet and my...
Wed, Feb 20 2008
Josh Swiller Pens "The Unheard"
Jobs, Careers and Callings Josh Swiller has held many jobs. He's been a forest ranger, a raw food chef, teacher, a Zen monk, and he once crafted sheepskin slippers. He spent two years in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer. After being fired from a law firm, Josh settled into a friend's barn and wrote The Unheard, a memoir of his two years in Kenya, Africa. You can read more about Josh in an ar...
Fri, Feb 01 2008
Neil McDevitt, Firefighter
Jobs, Careers and Callings At a recent Illinois Hands & Voices Parent Connection meeting, a parent shared her heartbreak when her young deaf son expressed a desire to grow up and become a fireman. “I know he won’t be able to be a fireman, but there’s other things he can do,” she said. Oh yes, I told her, he can become a fireman. And girls can grow up to be firefighters as well. I told her abo...
Mon, Jan 14 2008
June Prusak, Manager of a Youth Program
Jobs, Careers and Callings June Prusak has a fun job. She gets to go swimming, scuba diving, bowling, shopping, and rock climbing. She's been hit by dodgeballs, volleyballs and basketballs. And every year in July, she gets to scream along with the other deaf and hard of hearing kids on the roller coasters. June is the Youth Program Coordinator at Chicago Hearing Society. She graduated from Ga...
Tue, Jan 08 2008
Jamie Berke's Employment Links
Jobs, Careers and Callings Jamie Berke from About.com, has many links to employment topics on her site:About.com: Deafness and EmploymentJamie has been an About.com Guide for ten years. Here are some of her highlighted topics on employment:Job Search Frustrations of Deaf and Hard of HearingDeaf and Hard of Hearing Business OwnersHiring Deaf and Hard of Hearing People--From the Employers SideUsi...
Sat, Jan 05 2008
Do You Want to be on MTV? Read on!
Jobs, Careers and Callings True Life: Im Deaf Do you have severe or total deafness? Are you a deaf student, about to graduate and go out into the world on your own for the very first time? Or are you currently attending a school for the deaf but about to transition to a mainstream school? Perhaps youre trying to find a job but experiencing difficulty because you are deaf? Are you hoping to get ...
Thu, Jan 03 2008
Jobs, Careers and Callings This morning, I came across a website that has many links to deaf and hard of hearing people:DeafPeople.com.The website is owned by Matthew Moore who owns MSN Productions, Ltd., a multi-media company that produces Deaf Life magazine. Deaf Life magazine began in 1987 and has returned to full production after a haitus. One can order the complete set of Deaf Life magazin...
Wed, Dec 26 2007
Jobs, Careers and Callings!
Jobs, Careers and Callings Welcome to Jobs, Careers and Callings! Some of you may know me from my other site, A Deaf Mom Shares Her World. I'm a deaf mom who is raising three deaf and hard of hearing kids. My kids are now at the point where they're exploring "what they want to do for the rest of their life."I grew up without deaf or hard of hearing role models. When I arrived at Northern Ill...
Thu, Dec 20 2007
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