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Writer's Block is a career development initiative that aims to help those who may not have the resources necessary to increase their strength as an applicant. Since 2017, we've been committed to helping candidates advance by offering low-cost resumes, cover letters, and other professional development services.

Writer's Block was founded on the principles of community, access, and "lifting as we climb." We believe that everyone deserves access to opportunity, so we keep costs low because money shouldn't be a barrier to your success. We serve a diverse range of clients, no matter the age, background, industry, level of education, or experience. We are committed to helping you "level up."


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Professional Development Services

After graduating from Binghamton University in 2014 with a Bachelor's in English, Karissa began her career in Youth Development, where she directed enrichment programs in her hometown, Brooklyn, NY. During her time as Program Director, she noticed gaps in talent, which inspired her to obtain her Master's in Human Resource Management from Stony Brook University in 2017. In her full time role, Karissa serves as the Associate Director of Outreach on a recruitment team for a large school network. There, she is responsible for creating and overseeing strategies to source diverse candidates for thirty-seven schools across three states. In her spare time, Karissa is an avid traveler and self-proclaimed Self-Care Queen! 

Karissa Parris, Founder

Career Development

Tasia is a High School Senior engaged in the arts. She enjoys graphic design, painting, and sketching. While completing her Writer's Block internship, she hopes to gain insight into the business field to see if she might develop an interest in the major. Tasia is excited to get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into running a business, and building connections with others!

Tasia, Intern

Career Development

Madison is a High School Senior who enjoys being creative. Whether it’s though painting or making TikTok videos, or even making content for her personal Instagram account, she find a sense of peace in it. Madison hopes to gain more knowledge on business, marketing and providing a service for a specific audience. To add, I also hope to gain more experience connecting with other people through virtual mediums. 

Madison, Intern

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Calise is a High School Junior who loves to help others when needed! She has many interests and talents, which include cooking, creating diamond art, and watching documentaries!  Calise hopes to learn more about marketing, and what it takes to be an entrepreneur. She is excited to help others perfect their craft, and do work that will ultimately help people in their career. 

Calise, Intern