Category Archives: College

Grads Go Back to School

This report from the Globe and Mail on students who go to college after university graduation highlights the advantages practical training and a co-operative work experience give you when you’re looking for a job. A graduate certificate, like that awarded … Continue reading

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Interested in Technical Communication?

If you’re looking for more information about technical communication, or as it is also known technical writing, you can search for related items or rely on an aggregator like Alltop. Gathering information about the profession will lead you to a … Continue reading

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New Program Co-ordinator

After four years as co-ordinator of the Technical Communication program, Beth Agnew is handing over this responsibility to Anna Parker-Richards. “It’s a great opportunity to get someone new involved in the Program,” says Professor Agnew. “Anna has been a strong … Continue reading

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First Certified Professional Technical Communicator

Professor Beth Agnew, Seneca College, has become one of the first in the world to receive the new Certified Professional Technical Communicator (CPTC)™ designation from the Society for Technical Communication. “It’s a great step forward for our profession,” says Agnew. … Continue reading

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Awards from STC Toronto AGM

Seneca College’s Technical Communication Program was acknowledged with a Silver Sponsorship award for providing support to the 2010 Career Day event held by the Toronto community of the STC. In addition, we were delighted to see one of our grads, … Continue reading

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Employing not Exploiting Students

I’ve recently had another request from a company with a tight budget to engage some of our students on a worthwhile project. I’m very keen on helping students get involved in real world projects while they are still studying. There … Continue reading

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What You Can Do as a Technical Communicator

Listen to the podcast, download the handout, and review the PowerPoint given by Beth Agnew at the STC Career Day, Sep 25, 2010. In this presentation, Beth talks about the many roles technical communicators can fill, the types of work … Continue reading

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My Writers

I teach technical communication at Seneca College here in Toronto. I am also the co-ordinator of the 1-year post graduate technical communication program, so I see these particular students for more than a full year. They are “mine”. 🙂 They … Continue reading

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One of the Best?

Beth Agnew, co-ordinator of the Seneca Tech Comm Program and instructor for a number of our courses, has been nominated in TVO’s 2010 Best Lecturer Competition. A video of her class about Usability will be sent to TVO for further … Continue reading

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We’re Growing!

This September marks our largest ever Tech Comm class at Seneca. One of the reasons for this larger class is the Ontario government’s Second Career initiative which assists people in going back to school to retrain for a new career … Continue reading

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Ideal Second Career

Changes in the economy often mean unexpected layoffs and situations that prompt one to think of a career change. Technical communication is a profession that allows you to leverage your prior background and training into a new career. No matter … Continue reading

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Celebrating 10 Years!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of our first graduating class. To celebrate, we are holding an open house, drop-in, casual reunion on Saturday, November 22, from 2-5 p.m. in the Lower Kaleidoscope room at Seneca @ York. Stop by … Continue reading

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