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
By John Clement
President, Future Technical Communicators club at UCF
With a plethora of guest speaker meetings and networking events, the Future Technical Communicators club has been as active as it has ever been this past school year. We also had opportunities to make FTC go beyond just UCF in our ventures to Otronicon Tech Expo and the STC Summit, two big initiatives that our attendees had a great and informative time at. Finally, our club continues to be a big family with our social events and our active Discord. To celebrate and recognize all that and more, here is a comprehensive recap of FTC’s 2021-2022 program year.
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.
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
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.
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!
Get ready for our next GBM this Friday, with a special presentation topic by popular request: Introduction to MadCap Flare, featuring guest speaker Diane Hogan, PhD!
Join us this Friday, March 25th at 6:00pm EST via Zoom: https://linktr.ee/ucf.ftc (edited)