STEER For Student Athletes Advisory Council for Empowering Girls hosted their first Interview Workshop with Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks at Port Chester High School. The Goldman Sachs volunteers conducted mock college and job interviews, collaborated with students on tips for crafting a resume, and shared stories of how athletics shaped their personal and professional development.
The Advisory Council for Empowering Girls provides the STEER organization with advice and perspectives on the unique issues related to empowering girls through sports engagement. This Interview Workshop was the first official programming sponsored by Advisory Council and it was a wonderful opportunity to partner with Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks, which encourages Goldman Sachs employees to contribute their ideas and expertise to drive tangible progress in the communities where they work and live. Kelly LeGaye, STEER Advisory Council Founding Member and a Vice President in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs, commented, “I’m so proud of the STEER girls, who used this opportunity to push themselves to master new skills and inspired everyone with their work ethic and commitment, and I am incredibly grateful to the Goldman Sachs volunteers, who donated their time and approached the workshop with such enthusiasm.”
The Interview Workshop promoted the personal development and growth of the STEER female student athletes by focusing on confidence building and improving communication skills. The STEER students participated in mock interviews, gave presentations on key lessons they learned, and received individualized feedback from Goldman Sachs Volunteers and peer students. The STEER students and Goldman Sachs volunteers also had a chance to connect during informal team building activities and shared stories about their sports participation, academic careers, and professional development over lunch. STEER student athlete, Kim Reyes stated “I feel like the program gave me more confidence to successfully execute an interview. I feel way more prepared after the workshop. The volunteers were amazingly helpful, and I hope many other girls have the opportunity to be a part of workshops like this!"
In order to ensure the continued success of STEER, the organization depends heavily on corporations, individual donors, and motivated, empowered individuals within our community to enrich the lives of student athletes. Together we can make impactful change one student athlete at a time. If you are interested in being a vehicle of change, please see our website www.steerforstudentathletes.org or contact Patrick Durney, Manager of Administration, Marketing, and Partnerships at (914) 620-2900 to learn more about volunteer and donation opportunities.