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3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Professional Networking Events With STC-Carolina
By Guiseppe Getto, President If you’re anything like me, you may be terrified of professional networking events. Even the thought of engaging socially with a friendly community like STC-Carolina might fill you with dread. Or maybe you’re one of those blessed people called extroverts who thrive on social interaction and can’t get enough of it. :::: Either way, here are some tips for making the most of your next professional networking event, whether that is with STC-Carolina or your workplace colleagues. Tip #1: Don’t Try to Be the Life of the Party, Unless You Are As an introvert, I’m scared of professional networking events because I never feel like I know what to do at them. Do I bring my business cards? Do
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Meeting Recap: August Mentoring Meet 'n' Greet
By Martin Wall, Chapter Member :::: One of the things that puts a lot of technical communicators on the fence is the fear of not knowing where to start. People who are breaking into field often get stumped when job descriptions ask for writing samples and experience in various tools. Getting assistance from someone who has been in the field of Technical Communication for a long time is rare opportunity. STC Carolina Chapter offers an exclusive Technical Communicators Mentoring Program where mentors and mentees are given an opportunity to interact with each other and are matched to work on projects including but not limited to building portfolio pieces, helping mentees learn new tools, resume building, and job shadowing. On August 31, 201
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September 14, 2017 09:27 EDT
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Why Your Local STC Chapter is Your Best Asset when Launching a Career in Technical Communication
By Shikha Jhala, Chapter Member If you are a student, recent graduate, or career changer in the midst of a job search, you have surely gotten advice about how to get started as a technical communicator. Learn the basics, get familiar with some tools, put together a portfolio, volunteer at your local STC chapter, and so on. :::: I am a student/career changer, and in my experience, getting involved with my local STC chapter (STC Carolina) has proved to be the most effective method to jumpstart my career in technical communication. A year ago, when I was new to the Research Triangle Park area and a technical writing rookie, I started going to the STC Carolina chapter meetings to connect with other professionals, get advice, and build up my
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August 24, 2017 10:50 EDT
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Meeting Recap: STC Summit 2017 Recap Presentation
By Robert Perry, Jonah Schwartz, Michael Harvey, and Nancy Larbi, Chapter Members The STC Summit 2017 was held in Washington, DC this year. For those of you who missed going to the event in DC as well as missed the recap at SAS Institute, here's a great summary of experiences from our Chapter Members. The chapter members thank Robert Perry, Nancy Larbi, Michael Harvey, and Jonah Schwartz for putting together and sharing their presentations with us. The presentations can be viewed and downloaded here: <iframe src="//www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/v9pEotLyHmkrO2" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; ma
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