This exciting and engaging week provided countless opportunities for the girls to learn about and prepare for their future college and career paths! Each day began with a short lesson on practical skills, such as writing a resume, preparing for job interviews, creating a plan through vision boards, and much more. One afternoon a panel of interns even took the time to answer any questions the girls has about college- what to expect, how to prepare, etc.
Following these mornings activities the girls went on different site visit’s each day!
On Monday the girls visited the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, where they toured the museum and talked to women working there on how to get involved in careers in Social Justice.
On Tuesday the girls toured Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the famous labs where the structure of DNA was discovered, and learned about careers in scientific research. In the afternoon the girls had the chance to talk to Stony Brook’s Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) representatives about all of the possibilities there are for women in STEM.
After working on their resumes on Wednesday the girls visited Northwell Health, where they learned about how out healthcare system operates, and how many job opportunities there are in the field. The girls talked to lawyers, administrators, educators and doctors about all of the options out there.
On Thursday the girls visited National Grid headquarters in Melville, where they toured the building, and met engineers currently working for the company. The girls learned about how the power grids on Long Island work and how they run and gained by National Grid.
Friday morning was spent at our sponsor, Bank of America, where the girls learned about careers in different sectors of baking- such as within branches, mortgage banking, etc. – as well as Public Relations, and Philanthropic outreach. They also had an interesting lesson in financial literacy and saving for the future!
That afternoon we were visited by the Peace Corps! Three former volunteers and current recruiters came to talk about their experiences as educators in Uganda, Paraguay, and Bulgaria. As well, they talked about the opportunities in health, agriculture, and community planning that the Peace Corps offers!
We would like to thank Bank of America for not only hosting us for one of the days, but for sponsoring our entire week!