“I like that you get to be on stage and stuff,” said SWSG third-grader Aamieah Thomas, during her site’s field trip to Duquesne University. As part of the field trip, girls participated in a broadcast journalism workshop, in which they got to be newscasters and see themselves onscreen, reading headlines and reporting the weather.
This was one of four workshops that took place last Saturday, when SWSG Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University “super chapter” of 70 college mentors took 113 girls on a field trip to their campus. The Duquesne Duke, Duquesne’s student-written, -edited, and -managed newspaper,  reported on the day.
These workshops, like all SWSG college field trips, exposed girls to college life in engaging and exciting ways.  This year, the trip  taught girls about the career opportunities that higher education provides, with a focus on majors and careers in the arts and education. In addition to broadcast journalism, girls learned about theater, dance, and education.
Read the Duquesne Duke’s chronicle of the day: “Strong Women, Strong Girls check out the Bluff.”