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Photograph of students and TCAB members at a Writing Studies event

Preparing Students and the Program for the Workplace

The Technical Communication Advisory Board (TCAB) consists of a diverse group of industry professionals who benefit the department in several ways: from serving as guest speakers in classes, attending networking events, and serving as mentor to graduate students. “It’s really a win-win: TCAB involvement can help to strengthen the program itself, and it gives students an opportunity to learn about networking with potential mentors and employers,” says TCAB coordinator Liz Fendley.
Photo of undergraduate writing studies student in the new writing lab

Digital Writing Studio: Building Community

Program/Project Specialist Shannon Klug and Professor John Logie applied for a CLA grant to create a lab with the technology necessary for students to create multimodal projects. As technology advances, there is an “increasing awareness that writing is not necessarily a matter of putting the alphabet and numeric characters in white rectangles,” states Professor Logie. This space will allow students to develop the skills needed to create and communicate effectively in the 21st century workplace.

John Orzechowski wins scholarship from Greater Chicago Chapter Healthcare...

John Orzechowski, Technical Writing and Communciation (TWC) major, received a $2500 scholarship with the with Greater Chicago Chapter Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (GCC HIMSS) for his ability to make a significant impact on health IT. John has maintained a focus on healthcare information technology throughout his undergraduate studies. Congratulations, John!