Best Buddies is BACK at Microsoft
Every 3rd Wednesday
11 am – 1 pm ET
Microsoft ArrowPoint 1
8055 Microsoft Way
Charlotte, NC 28273
We have a great partnership with Microsoft and Compass Group (so cool, I know!!) and they have agreed to help us with some job readiness training and some really cool volunteer opportunities. These will be taking place every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
The first meeting will be on April 13th from 11-1. This will be an opportunity to meet Microsoft employees, get to see their campus & maybe even make a new friend!! Register here to attend: https://bit.ly/AprilMicrosoft
This an opportunity for potential jobs participants and Citizens!
The Best Buddies Citizens Program creates one-to-one friendships between adults (18+) with and without intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) in the community. These friendships are made based on age, location and common interests. Friendship matches talk at least once a week and meet up at least twice a month (virtually or in-person based on comfort level). Matches are made for a full year and if everything is going well, the friendship is renewed. Best Buddies has a multi-step application process, that includes an online application, background check and a phone call or video interview.
- On May 18th we will do Mock Interviews! The time is TBD but feel free to sign up for the day to let us know! https://bit.ly/Microsoftmockinterviews
The Mock interview includes getting to practice your interview skills and receive feedback from Microsoft Employees! Interviewing can bring out nerves so it’s something we want to practice as much as possible. This will include dressing like you were interviewing for a job, very professional and making sure you’re looking your best!
- On June 15th we will doing some volunteer work with Microsoft! Here’s the link to sign up, be on the lookout for more details! https://bit.ly/VolunteerMicrosoft This will be in the community with our fellow Microsoft Employees and Community Members!
- In July, we will be planning an outing around the 3rd Wednesday! We will update with more information when receive it!
- On August 17th we will do more mock interviews!! Here’s the sign up for it! https://bit.ly/MicrosoftAugMockInterviews
If you complete the Mock interviews in May, this would be a great opportunity to see how far you’ve come with your interviewing skills!