As January (finally) comes to a close, my work with the Duquesne University Summer Writing Camp for High School Students has officially begun!
Over the course of the past few weeks, my advisor, John Fried, and I have been discussing what my role will look like throughout the semester. Essentially, I’ll be handling the administrative end of most aspects of the camp program, including emailing potentially interested schools, answering parent inquiries, and handling student applications when they begin to arrive. I’ve already responded to a couple of parent inquiries, and I’m so thrilled to see that there is already interest being generated!
Applications open today, which is very exciting! I’m looking forward to officially beginning my role and getting the ball rolling to make sure the campers have a great experience.
So far, this internship has me thinking back to my high school composition class, which I took as a senior. That was four years ago (!) and it’s hard to believe how much my writing style and voice have changed in those years – largely thanks to my writing classes here at Duquesne. I know how much I personally value feedback, the workshop and revision process, and generally seeing what putting my work out there can do to help it grow. The kids who get to attend this camp are so lucky to have the chance to hone their skills even earlier, and I’m so excited to start hearing from them. It’s really a privilege to have a role in helping them find their voice!