HPU and St. Stephen AME Zion Church received a $20,000 grant to support these workshops. 

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 30, 2020 – Drs. Erin Trauth, assistant professor of English, Cara Kozma, associate professor of English, and students at High Point University will host free professional writing workshops for women in the High Point community beginning Oct. 15. Registration is required by email at sual1019@yahoo.com or by calling 336-883-0414. Every class will be held at St. Stephen AME Zion Church at 1012 Leonard Avenue, High Point.

HPU and St. Stephen AME Zion Church received a $20,000 Women in Motion grant to host the workshop series and create a resource room at the church where community members will be able to access technology to aid in job searches. The workshops will help women in the community grow professionally by helping with resume and cover letter writing, applying for jobs, interviewing and other areas, including a free optional session on managing personal finances by a Blakely Financial representative.

Masks will be required and provided if registrants do not have one. Free childcare for children ages five and above by background-checked caretakers will be available during all sessions if needed. Masks are also required for all attending children. A light meal will be provided at all workshops for registrants and children present.

Upcoming workshops:

Oct. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Communicating Your Skills: Cover Letters 101

Oct. 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Telling Your Professional Story: Resumes 101

Oct. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Communicating Your Skills: LinkedIn 101

Nov. 4 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Applying for Jobs Online 101

Nov. 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Interviewing and Negotiation Skills 101

Nov. 11 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Applying for Jobs Online 101

Nov. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feedback on Your Job Materials & Optional Managing Personal Finances 101

PHOTO: High Point University English faculty and students will host a series of free workshops for women in the community beginning Oct. 15.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2021 edition of “The Best 386 Colleges” and on the Best Southeastern Colleges “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. HPU was recognized as a Great School for Business Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors. HPU was also recognized for Best College Dorms (No. 1), Most Beautiful Campus (No. 9), Best Career Services (No. 19) and Most Active Student Government (No. 19). For 10 years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for career development, business and education programs, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university has 60 undergraduate majors, 63 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.

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