Students at Wright State University and the Dayton Regional STEM School helped one another develop their professional writing skills in a unique collaborative project.
During the fall semester, the students spent several weeks fine-tuning cover letters and resumes based on feedback they received from each other.
The project included Wright State upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in Professional and Technical Writing and 11th-grade students at the STEM School.
Each Wright State student was paired with at least two high school students. The students communicated exclusively via email, sharing copies of the resumes, cover letters and feedback on their partners’ materials.
At the conclusion of the project, each student created a portfolio with resumes, cover letters and email correspondence with their partners.
Wright State students produced materials they could use after graduating. The high school students researched possible careers they might want to pursue after graduating from college, then produced profiles for those positions. DIANA BLOWERS, CONTRIBUTING WRITER