Since this month’s issue is all about relationships, we thought now was the perfect time to introduce Mind Key’s relationship with the future. About a year ago, I cultivated a relationship with Martha Witt of William Paterson University. Impressed with the Mind Key Project, Professor Witt asked that I speak with her capstone writing class about building a career in writing. What ensued was an assignment worthy of publication.
That’s why, over the next few months, you’ll be seeing student pieces published in The Daily Key. Each student was asked to pitch their story in detail. Upon approval of these pitches, they underwent several drafts. They submitted their final articles at the end of last semester.
I have been working with the students, helping them find sources to support the unique story they chose to tell. They’ve underwent significant edits for structure and style, and they’ve polished their message and themes until they shone.
I’m quite proud of their work.
Powered by interns
Additionally, we’ve worked with several college interns. You may recognize the writings of one of those interns, Paola Scaduto, from Mind Key the Blog. Paola showed incredible dedication and initiative in her internship. She completed it while finishing her degree, working two jobs, and undergoing significant shifts in her personal life.
We also cultivated a relationship with a high school intern. Rebecca Pall has an impressive resume of experiences. She has traveled across the country, spoken at conferences, and given TedEx talks. She also writes for her school literary magazine. Wanting more experience in nonfiction writing and journalism, she came to us through an agency that finds placement for those with disabilities. Although seeing her work, one might find it hard to believe that Rebecca is legally blind. We’re proud to have her on our team, and look forward to her future with us and in the world at large.
Supporting the future
Ultimately, Mind Key wants to give back to the community. Cultivating relationships with students offers a chance to provide the tools and confidence our youth needs to do what they love for a living, and at the same time make a difference in the world.
Our next endeavors include working with William Paterson University’s Spring 2017 capstone class. This time the students are working in small groups, and as a class, to create the lions share of content for our summer issue on the Masculine and Feminine. After meeting with them earlier this week, I am quite impressed with their creativity, intelligence and drive. I hope that you’ll look forward to reading their work as much as I am.
Create the career of your dreams
Meanwhile, we are seeking new interns. This spring we’re excited to offer one to three individuals an internship or part time job that could turn into a career. We’re seeking writers or artists interested in one day running an online and print publishing house, while providing them the skills to do so, and a team to support them.
We’re also seeking graphic artists, and technical and marketing support. If you or someone you know might be interested in a part time job that could turn into a full-time, self-driven career managing the business of your dreams, please reach out to us. This is the perfect opportunity for a student, or someone in the corporate realm looking to easily transition into working for him or herself.
Please contact Danielle@mindkey.me to learn more or apply for any of these positions.
We look forward to meeting you!