By Julianna Soberanis
The Eagle Technical Communicators student organization (ETC) is up and running again after a brief hiatus.
ETC was created by graduate students in 2013 and hosts events, invites speakers, and provides networking opportunities for anyone interested in the field of technical communication. The group meets twice per month, and students are free to join regardless of their major. The ETC board includes both undergraduate and graduate students.
Since its return, ETC has already begun holding events, including a Tech Comm Block Party on October 22. At this event, representatives from different organizations such as the Association of Proposal Management Professionals Lone Star Branch, Career Center, and Learning Center provided information to attendees. Representatives from ETC were also there to introduce the organization and recruit members. Attendees enjoyed free pizza and tech comm "swag" as they learned more about the opportunities and resources available to tech comm students.
On October 23, Trevor Rigelman, a University of North Texas alumnus visited campus to lecture about pitching proposals to a company. Students in attendance learned tips and tricks for presenting and received advice about interviewing for jobs.
More Fall Events
ETC is hosting and participating in a number of upcoming events and workshops during the month of November, including:
- SME Best Practices Meeting (Nov. 13, 6-7pm, AUDB 301)
- World Usability Day (Nov. 14, 11-1pm, Union Building)
- Tech Talks with Consuelo Gutierrez (Nov. 18, 1-2pm, AUDB 306)
- Professional Panel and Mixer (Nov. 20, 6-7pm, Union Building)
In addition, ETC will be hosting a logo challenge that lets students create and vote on a new logo for the organization, a portfolio workshop to help students edit and build up a portfolio, an internship expo that helps students explore possible internships, and a finals mixer to celebrate tech comm students and all of their hard work at the end of the semester.
ETC is a great way for students to learn more about professions in technical communication, enhance their skills, network with professionals, and prepare to enter the workforce. Come support our Technical Communicators!