The Student Slate

The Student Slate is published quarterly and contains articles of interest to blind students. Topics range from stories about interesting things blind students have done, to tips about surviving college, and articles about National Association of Blind Students and National Federation of the Blind Events. If you would like to receive a notification when a new issue is published, you can fill out our subscription form and we will get you on our mailing list. If you have an idea for an article, please email the Student Slate Editor.

The Student Slate, Winter 2015

Learn to manage stress in “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Ten Relaxation Tips”, discover the ABC’s of Networking, recap the Empowering Blind Student’s Seminar held this summer at the University of Washington, get updated on the progress of the TEACH act, discover the activities NABS has planned for Washington Seminar, and read the biographies of two of your NABS board members.


Now that your all packed for the 74th annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind , have made it through the long security lines at the airport, on to the airplane and in to the air, it’s time to put your seat back, munch on some pretzels, and read our convention edition of the Student Slate. This edition of the Slate is heaped full of news that you don’t want to miss as well as advice for making the most of your week in Orlando.

NFB Scholarship Program

**From the Editor:** Miso Kwak was a member of the 2013 NFB scholarship class. Here is what she has to say about her experiences as an NFB Scholar.

In the summer of 2013, I had the honor of attending my first NFB National Convention as one of thirty national scholarship finalists.
At first, I felt lost; The Rosen Centre Hotel, packed convention agenda, my responsibilities as a scholarship winner. And there was I, in the middle of everything, trying to soak in each and every ounce of all that was available to me.

Grad School 101

Applying for college is always a bit tedious whether it is for an undergraduate or graduate program. Graduate programs, however, have a few more nuances that you might not have considered. Keep reading to find out about parts of the graduate school application process that are mildly important.

The Student Slate, Spring 2014

Take a break from your studying and learn about the TEACH Act aimed at providing better access to higher ed for the blind, growing local student divisions through the creation of an advertising directory, some things to consider when thinking about a guide dog, the NFB BELL program for young children, and STEM-X (the NFB's latest summer camp for blind kids).

The Student Slate, Fall 2012

This issue of the Student Slate is packed with things that will hopefully help set your mind at ease. The entire Student Slate committee got together and wrote about some of the things that we feel are most important for students to think about, whether we’re starting college for the first time or returning for another semester. Mary Fernandez shares the tricks she used to land her new job, and Mark Myers tells us about his experience at Project Innovation, which was held last summer at the NFB Jernigan Institute. Finally, Anil Louis shares his perspective on the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act, and Bethany Bennington talks about the hard work she and other student leaders have put in in Missouri to start their student division off on the right foot.

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