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FTC September 2022 Newsletter

Welcome back, future technical communicators! 

The September newsletter is hot off the press. There are several items you’ll want to check out, including some very important FTC links:

Also, the first General Body Meeting (GBM) of the 2022-23 school year will be Friday, September 9, at 6:00 pm. Check out the FTC Linktree for the Zoom link. 

It’s going to be a great year, and we are glad you are here. See you around!

Click here to read the full newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/fe91dd0f1dec/september-2022-newsletter 

FTC Leadership Interest Meeting

Congratulations, you’ve made it to the end of another semester! While there is much to celebrate from the past school year, it’s time to shift our focus to the months ahead. Many FTC leaders will be graduating soon, so this is a great time to learn more about leadership opportunities in the club. 

Join us to learn about being a leader in FTC and how you can join the team. Current leaders will be sharing their experiences and answering questions. 

All are welcome to join!

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10, at 7:00 pm (call will open at 6:30 pm for anyone who wants to join early). Visit https://linktr.ee/ucf.ftc for Zoom details.

Linkedin Workshop GBM: What in the World is Networking?

We’ve got one last guest speaker meeting for you all! Eva Miranda is the president of the STC Rocky Mountain Chapter, and she recently volunteered to come present with FTC. The topic will be LinkedIn and best practices for networking. She will discuss how to put together a thoughtful profile and how to tailor it to your audience, particularly as students and new professionals. She will also be available for questions during the workshop.

Please note that this meeting will start earlier in the day than our usual general body meetings, at 12:00 PM Eastern Time next Friday, April 22. It will be recorded and sent out afterward as well. We hope you can join in!

Connect with Eva on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eva-miranda-23a570111

Join on Zoom: https://linktr.ee/ucf.ftc

Spring 2022 Booksale!

Our club is running a book sale at the UCF Student Union Patio this week! Day 1 was yesterday, April 18, and we’re returning for one more round this Thursday, April 21. It is in partnership with Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. All sales are donation-based, so you can name your own price. Come by to pick up a book, hang out, or help us run the table! Proceeds will be split between our two clubs, with some going to charity and some going to supporting our club’s STC Summit trip.

FTC Reunion Social!

Get ready for our FTC Reunion Social on Saturday, April 23!

  • Date and time: Saturday, April 23 @ 12:00 – 2:00 PM, EST
  • Event address: UCF, Business Administration 1, Room 116
  • Online location: Zoom (call link will be sent to the RSVP list)

To close off the school year, our club will be hosting a social in celebration of over 20 years of FTC history and all of our graduating members! The event will be hybrid, so it will be hosted in person at UCF but have the option for online attendance as well.

Please fill out our RSVP Form below to let us know if you are interested in attending. If you are a grad or alumni, we invite you to share a few extra items on the form to help us make this event special, whether or not you are able to attend. The event will run from 12pm to 2pm, and we have a few things planned like a presentation, games, and snacks. We can’t wait to see you then!

RSVP: https://forms.gle/hxx8kX3P6BPGmcBn8

STC Summit Fundraiser

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-ftc-ucf-attend-the-stc-summit-in-may

A few words from John

Hello! My name is John Clement, and I’m the current president of the Future Technical Communicators club at the University of Central Florida. Our club’s goal is to help our members prepare for and get careers after graduation in the field of technical communication. Individuals in this field work as writers, editors, web and graphic designers, and more. One of our club’s most ambitious and exciting ventures is to gather a group of students to attend the STC Technical Communication Summit. This conference is hosted by the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the largest technical communication organization in the world. The STC Summit brings together like-minded individuals from around the globe to grow in their knowledge of the technical communication field. This year’s conference takes place from Sunday, May 15 to Wednesday, May 18 in Rosemont, Illinois. For the past two years, our group has had hopes of attending this trip but experienced roadblocks; the coronavirus pandemic shifted the conference to a virtual capacity and also interfered with our ability to get funding from our university. However, this year it will be in person again, and the outlook for funding the trip is brighter. Thus, we are spearheading this initiative once again. Over the past few months, the FTC leadership team has been working hard to gather a committed group of students to attend the conference. Each student plans to volunteer at the Summit to offset the registration cost, but additional help will still be needed. We recently submitted a funding request to our university to go toward the trip. Fortunately, our funding request was approved, and we received $2,000 of funding for it. This is a significant milestone and further allows this trip be a possibility. However, it only puts our group two-thirds of the way to total funding; between four days of hotel costs and seven round-trip tickets, the total cost of the trip comes to approximately $3,000. Accordingly, we have set up this fundraiser to help offset the remaining charges. Our hope and goal are to get enough funding to allow all our student attendees to go on the trip for free. This will ensure that we do not experience any financial roadblocks and can add a significant experience to our educational and professional journeys. Past members of our club who have attended the Summit found it to be a life-changing experience that connected them to a fantastic community and prepared them for successful careers in technical communication. We hope to make that same experience a reality for our students this year as we pursue full funding for the trip. Please consider donating to our fundraiser and spreading the word. We appreciate any and all contributions. You can learn more about our club by visiting our website, reading this brief article on our club history, and following our social media and more.

Thank you, John Clement

President, Future Technical Communicators club at UCF

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