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Leadership Institute (GSLI)

The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is an initiative of the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to inspire and equip high school girls to pursue higher education and expose them to a variety of career opportunities, using job shadowing as one method. The Institute gives girls in grades 9-12 the opportunity to visit local corporations and universities, gain access to female role models and empower young girls to positively impact their communities now and in the future.

Summer Opportunities

  • Blue Cross, Blue Shield, June 29 @ 9 a.m.  (MAP)
    Spend the day learning about various job options at Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Texas! Girls will role play to determine what factors need to be considered when selecting health care coverage for their household, study heart health with a demonstration on artery blockage/blood flow and the importance of blood pressure readings, and be a part of a Healthcare Hackathon with the Product Design Department to learn how to use mobile health apps.  Based on girls’ interests prior to the event, she'll be matched with several BCBS leaders to discuss career opportunities. Lunch will be provided.  REGISTER
  • Communities Foundation of Texas, July 6 @ 9 a.m. (MAP)
    Get a behind the scenes look at the Communities Foundation of Texas and how they plan North Texas Giving Day, the single largest online giving day in the United States.  REGISTER
  • USAA, July 11 @ 10 a.m.  (MAP)
    To the public eye, USAA is a world class banking and insurance company. But have you ever wondered how this company supports its millions of military members worldwide? USAA’s mission is to facilitate the financial security of its members, associates and their families by providing financial products and services. Behind the scenes, USAA is supported by a massive IT team, and invests in cutting edge technologies to ensure its members get the best service. Come see the cool technologies being used, learn how technology companies function, spend time job shadowing a technology expert and talk to recent college grads about college life do’s and don’ts. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. REGISTER
  • Intuit, July 17 & 18 @ 9 a.m. (MAP)
    Everyone knows the name Turbo Tax, but what kinds of jobs does the company that powers this program offer? Come spend two days at the Intuit Corporate office participating in a scavenger hunt to experience their cool facility and see the gallery of work opportunities.  Follow two job shadowing tracks, which include learning about Marketing, Company Management as well as Product Design. Girls will also have hand-on opportunities each day and a trip through the virtual reality room.  Experience the Intuit problem solving technique called “Design for Delight or D4D, in a fun interactive session.  Lunch will be provided each day. REGISTER
  • Comerica, July 17  @ 8:30 a.m.  (MAP)
    Discover the banking industry at Comerica Bank! You’ll participate in a mini-job fair to explore banking careers, talk to a job panel of industry female leaders, and receive interview tips through role playing, hands-on activities. Girls will also explore the keys to successful business communication, learn how to make an introduction and the importance of a firm handshake, the appropriate ways to correspond via email, and dining business etiquette.  Breakfast and lunch are included. REGISTER

Job Shadowing

Make an impact in the future of girls by serving as a career mentor. Job shadowing offers girls the chance to learn about a particular occupation or profession to see if it might appeal to them. In job shadowing, a business typically provides an experience for a girl as she accompanies a worker throughout their day to day work schedule. APPLY

Questions? Send an email to Gerri Gordon or call (972) 349-2436.