Jeremy, a Lighthouse Guild staff member, has known us both as a scholarship recipient and as a client who received career services. He has been legally blind since birth due to a genetic retinal disease called X-linked retinoschisis. Jeremy has had many procedures to preserve his vision, including cataract surgery.
In 2010, Jeremy was awarded a Lighthouse Guild scholarship that he used for his first year at the University of Michigan. A few years after college, Jeremy was referred to Jaydan Mitchell, a Lighthouse Guild employment specialist. Jaydan helped Jeremy find the job that started his career in market research by showing him how to update his resume, set up a LinkedIn page, and prepare for interviews.
“I wouldn’t have a career if it wasn’t for Lighthouse Guild. Once I connected with Jaydan, he helped build my confidence and I felt more professional. It helped open doors, and I started networking and meeting new people. I owe much to Lighthouse Guild and all its services, and I am looking forward to using more of the services in the future. They are a lifeline to me.”
Jeremy brings extensive market research and strategic skills, applying his expertise to increase subscribers to our podcast and followers to our social media outlets as well as helping us promote our programs and services.
“Something I have learned, and I don’t think most people are aware of, is Lighthouse Guild provides more than vision care. There are so many ways that Lighthouse Guild helps improve your life beyond what you can or cannot see.”