As a current Technical Communication student, I was delighted to be able to talk to prospective students at Seneca’s Program Spotlight on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. While I found it rewarding to be able to share my experiences at Seneca in terms of faculty involvement, material covered, and the value of co-op, I was amazed at the level of knowledge I have gained over the last six months. Looking back, there are many skills that are now part of my “tech comm toolbox” that I never knew were in me to develop. Skills nurtured in no small part by Beth Agnew and the rest of the tech comm faculty.
Beth Agnew, Coordinator of the Technical Communication program, delivered an engaging discourse at the Program Spotlight, providing a glimpse into the world of tech comm to a room full of corporate communications and government relations students. As she emphasized the need for technical communicators in today’s world and the limitless potential the field boasts, Beth drew the lion’s share of follow up questions from students. While many of those students will stay in their chosen programs, I think it is safe to say that we just might see one or two of them join the ranks of the technical communicator.