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Welcome Back! — Spring 2022 Update

Welcome back and happy first day of Spring classes, everyone! 🎊

We have our first general body meeting of Spring this Friday at 6:00pm. We’ll have some general discussion, talk about upcoming club events, and play some games afterward too if there’s time. Click here to find the Zoom call link on our KnightConnect page.

Second update: our meetings are now going to be every week on Fridays from 6:00 – 7:00pm. We have lots of programs and guest speakers we are excited to bring to you this semester! As before, our meetings will primarily be hosted online.

Can’t wait to see you all on Friday!

All the best,

John Clement
President, Future Technical Communicators

Introducing FTC Publications

The Future Technical Communicators club was established in 2000 as the product of two technical communication students at UCF with a dream. They both sought to make a student organization that offered itself as a place for technical communication students to sharpen the skills they would need when they enter a career in technical communication. Beyond that, the club sought to help its members find and get a job in those very careers. Since then, it has grown to offer an array of programs from workshops to guest speaker events and networking opportunities, all while still pursuing that same goal. Whether you are a freshman or senior, graduate or undergraduate student, technical communication major or otherwise, FTC always seeks to provide you with opportunities to gain something practical that can’t be gained in the classroom alone. We want you to give you a push that makes you not just an excellent student but a prepared professional.

We want to add one more asset to our repertoire of resources for members. Our club’s current website was established fairly recently, back at the end of Fall 2020. While it has information about the club itself and houses some of our content, it never had a definitive purpose. The officers have wanted to make the website a proper home for FTC content, and in doing so, we had the idea of giving it something unique too — something you could only find here and something that was useful for students at the same time. One idea led to another, and then we got to work.

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Through the Generations: The Enduring Value of Technical Communication

Through the Generations: The Enduring Value of Technical Communication
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:00pm EST

Students preparing for a technical communication career have chosen a profession that matters. Over the years, though, the phenomenal changes in our roles have raised questions about the value that our work can and will provide. In this presentation, Lori will look at the impact of three critical areas on our roles, our profession, and our contributions.

This Friday, our general body meeting will feature a special guest with more than 25 years of experience. Listen to Lori Meyer speak about her career in technical communication and touch upon topics like user advocacy, quality and innovation, and generational identities. Don’t miss out on a professional’s expertise!

Here is the link to the Zoom meeting: https://ucf.zoom.us/j/97514670899

Networking begins at 7:00pm, and the presentation will begin at 7:15pm. Following the presentation, there will be a brief time for Q&A. Attendance is free and no RSVP is required.

We hope to see you there!

— Future Technical Communicators
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March 2021 Internships and Opportunities

We have several internships, scholarships, and other opportunities to share with you this month.

Internships
Burnett Honors College Internship
paid writing and publishing internship is currently available from Dr. Tyler Fisher of the Burnett Honors College and Danny Ramos. The internship will center around a writing project on Hispanic cultures. Please contact Dr. Fisher at Tyler.fisher@ucf.edu if interested.

Wizards of the Coast Internship
While tech comm adjacent, check out Wizards of the Coast for digital content internships!

Scholarships
CAH Scholarships
English majors should take a look at these newly opened CAH Scholarships. There are both CAH scholarships and English-department specific scholarships available to apply to. They are due throughout the month.

UCF Scholarships
UCF has released a plethora of scholarships on A2O, its scholarship system. Be sure to check them out and apply soon. All are welcome to apply.

BHC Scholarship
Honors Scholarships are now open to all BHC students until March 15.

Paid research opportunity
We’re sharing the news of a research study about flashcard learning that is currently welcoming participants. Participants will be paid. The study takes place across two separate days in which participants will learn to identify objects and fill out questionnaires. Click here to learn more.

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