What lies ahead for FTC!
Wrapping Up the UCF Spring 2018 Semester
By: Andy Romero
Student Member, Florida Chapter, STC
Hello Technical Communicators,
I have had an amazing year serving as President of FTC and having the opportunity to collaborate so closely with all the professionals of STC. As the Spring semester comes to an end, FTC recognizes the great potential for future growth and involvement within the STC community and the University of Central Florida. FTC aspires to continue to prosper and to prepare students for success in the technical communication industry.
Exciting plans are in the works for FTC starting in Fall 2018. FTC is excited to announce that we are planning to expand our networking capabilities by partnering with The UCF Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Student Chapter and with the President of IISE, Angela Michelle Vaca. FTC’s goals are to prepare students for collaboration and to emphasize the relationship between technical writers and industrial engineers in the workplace. Some of the events we will participate in together will include company tours, volunteering opportunities, and technical workshops.
We are also eager to welcome the new Trevor Colbourn Hall building that will open in August 2018. With this improved space, we hope to expand our meeting capacity and to reach more students in the technical communication, English, and engineering fields.
If you happened to miss out on the previous FTC meeting held on Thursday, April 5th, we successfully took professional headshots for attending FTC members. These headshots are paramount for effective resumes and online portfolios. They also help provide a face for future employers. In addition, elections for new FTC officers will be held in early August, so if you are interested, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next time,