GET EXPERT ADVICE, FEEDBACK AND EDITING TIPS FROM THE PROS
Girls Write Now offers enhanced professional development with a workshop series including: writing the college application essay, resume and cover letter writing with an eye to personal branding, interviewing and office etiquette, and more, with expert one-to-one and informational resources and one-of-a-kind career fairs. Our “Writing Works” initiative is a cornerstone of our strategic plan, with the mission to not only provide industry exposure, but to help girls navigate successful pathways to college and careers, creating a writing talent pipeline for the next generation of women leaders.
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE STUDENTS
Participants (Including GWN Alumnae): Writing Works workshops are open to any New York City-based young woman or gender non-conforming youth in high school, college, or beyond! Register here. For questions, email email@example.com
Active Mentees (GWN Class of 2019): Confirm your registration here. Remember, juniors and seniors, it is a requirement for you to attend a minimum of one Writing Works workshops this spring.
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FOR VOLUNTEER FACILITATORS
As “mentors” for the day, volunteer professionals will facilitate active listening and critique sessions using the Girls Write Now curriculum. Facilitators will also have the opportunity to share personal experiences. Girls Write Now staff will produce and lead the workshop and guide volunteer facilitators through curriculum that is easy-to-follow and execute, and which will be previewed on the orientation call. The most valuable contribution volunteers can make is bringing their own professional experiences to the table. See orientation call times below. These are required.
- Orientation call for February 7 workshop: February 4, 5:00-5:30 PM (Conference # TBA)
- Orientation call for March 20 workshop: Volunteer facilitators for this event are exclusively from RBC
- Orientation call for April 16 workshop: April 12, 5:00-5:30 PM (Conference # TBA)
SPRING WRITING WORKS WORKSHOPS
Thursday, February 7, 4-6:30 PM at Girls Write Now, Scholarship Writing Workshop: Mentees will begin a draft of their essay, and get feedback. We’ll share lists of scholarships, identify resources, and review successful applications.
Wednesday, March 20, 4-6:30 PM at RBC, Internship Writing Workshop: Mentees will learn how to execute the three components of applying for an internship or a job: resume, cover letter and interview. They will understand how to organize their resume, write a compelling cover letter, and present themselves in an interview. Proper email etiquette for inquiry and follow up will also be covered. Volunteer facilitators for this event are exclusively from RBC
Tuesday, April 16, 4-6:30 PM at Girls Write Now, College Essay Writing Workshop: Mentees will learn how to craft a powerful college essay in their own voice and style. We will review sample essays, discuss what makes the personal statement different from other essays, brainstorm ideas, create outlines, start drafts, and share essential editing tips.