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Saturday, 24 March 2001
Topic: "Technical Communication Progression and Résumé Review"
About the Event
STC Fellow Connie Kiernan hosts our second annual progression meeting with the James Madison University Student Chapter, though all local technical communicators are invited to attend. After lunch, attendees will participate in three round table discussions lasting 1/2 hour each.
The following round table topics will be offered (table hosts in parentheses):
(Mary Wise) Reach out and touch someone: distance learning
(Annette Reilly) Go do the right thing: ethics for technical communicators
(Elizabeth Pass) Web TechnoLust
(Mike Zerbe) Out of the isolation closet and into the project team conference room
(Roger Munger) Designing job search portfolios for cranky, skeptical, and tired interviewers
(Bud Brune) Who you know is important: how networking can help you develop your career—and find better jobs
(Jonathan Hine) The world on a string: technical translation
(Thea Teich) Are you ready to be self-employed? Report from five years in the self-employment trenches
(Chris Benz) Interviewing Companies: Getting the Information _You_ Need
(Recruiters) Tips for entering the DC job market (this table topic will only be offered during the last progression from 1:30 until 2 p.m.)
New this year is the résumé review by local recruiters. When you arrive at the program, place one copy of your résumé on the recruiter table. One of the recruiters will then review it while you attend the round table discussions. On your way out, pick up your résumé and speak to the recruiters further about job opportunities if you wish. Be sure to take their cards! The current list of recruiters includes representatives from the Ancon Group, TechPlacement, HireStrategy.com, and webMethods.
Don't forget your business cards for networking and books for the book drive!
We collect a business card from each attendee for a chance to win the registration fee for the STC Annual Conference. The drawing will take place at THIS program. The more programs you attend, the more chances to win. Books collected in the book drive are donated to local charities.
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.—Registration and lunch
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.—Introductions
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.—Program
Cheese pizza, vegetable pizza, pepperoni pizza, fresh garden salad, cookies, brownies, and beverages.
Students with advance reservations: $10
Members with advance reservations: $15
Nonmembers and walk-ins: $20
Program-only attendees (no dinner): $8
Millennium Conference Center
13615 Dulles Technology Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
Map and directions to Cisco Systems in Herndon, VA.