Classroom Visits

Classroom visitOur officers will gladly schedule a classroom visit to discuss what it means to be a professional technical communicator.

Some of the topics we cover include:

  • Continuing your education
  • Building your career as a technical communicator
  • Networking opportunities
  • Answering student questions

Continuing Your Education

Technical communications is constantly evolving. As a result, we need to continue to learn and grow to remain competitive in the job market.

Our chapter monitors and responds to changing workplace needs by providing educational opportunities for our community based on employer demands.

Building Your Career as a Technical Communicator

Some of the career-building activities we offer during a classroom visit include:

  • Creating employment opportunities through internship networking.
  • Providing mentorship pipelines to pair mentees with professionals who are best suited to serve as advisers.
  • Teaching students and professionals how to use the tools and skillsets required in an ever-evolving profession.
  • Connecting local and online students to opportunities offered by the STC.

We have years of experience and can provide tips and suggestions to strengthen your students' resumes and prepare them for the interview process.

Networking Opportunities

We host social events, workshops, and meetings that allow students to meet and learn from other technical communicators. For more information about networking opportunities, see our event calendar and our Meetup page.

Answering Student Questions

Some of the questions that we've answered from students in previous classroom visits include:

  • What type of technical writing do you do? For what fields?
  • What interests you about being a technical writer?
  • What is the most interesting company or occupation you have worked for?
  • What is the most challenging part of your job as a technical writer?
  • How did you get your start?
  • How did you get into the world of technical writing?
  • What are some of the challenges that you’ve encountered in your career?
  • What are some interesting projects you have worked on?
  • What skills do you need to be a technical writer?
  • What is the best piece of advice you can give someone seeking their first technical writing position?

Contact any of our officers for more information.