Technical writing: boring or brilliant














I always hear how good a technical communications gig can be, however, the people who are telling me that aren’t necessarily still completely relevant in that field. This leaves me wondering, is this field really still one I want to be a part of?

First I should probably clarify that while my degree’s major, convergent media, does qualify me for most tech communication positions I do have other options; in fact, that is the main reason that drove me to research which avenue would be most beneficial to pursue.

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In today’s marketplace, college students need to realize that degrees are no longer enough. They also need a brand.

New York Times best-selling author and business marketing guru, Jon Acuff, agrees.

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Degrees of success








Most students today appear to think that college is just a place to come after high school, get a degree and move on. Most students today are wrong.

As I walk the halls of Western, a bag with too many books thrown over my shoulder like a wounded soldier being carried from some imagined battle field, inevitably some whisper winds its way into my consciousness to damage my calm.

“Why do I have to study English? It’s got nothing to do with my degree!”  or some such equivalent, generally slipping from the mouth of a person who has overspent so much on credit cards and unnecessary loans that they should run for congress.

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