Our own John Clement is now the STC CAC Student Outreach Director, so he is expanding his presence beyond the Central Florida region where he is a UCF FTC officer and Florida STC student member.
Last week John helped run a meeting with about 20 attendees, most of them involved in student STC chapters at various universities across the land. The meeting was also attended by tech comm faculty from Michigan Tech, Texas Tech, and George Mason University.
John did a great job of getting everyone involved and describing what our FTC group does.
We would love to have you as a member of the Florida Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication this year! We look forward to an exciting year and encourage you to take advantage of the programs and services we offer. As STC Florida leaders, we have all enjoyed the opportunity to grow as a technical communicator and make connections with other people like you in the profession.
We typically hold monthly educational meetings on the third Thursday of each month online. All of these events benefit our community and promote a strong camaraderie among our members. You can view our upcoming events and additional resources here on our website. We want to make sure you are aware of all the Florida chapter membership benefits available:
Reduced educational program meeting fees ($6 for educational programs)
Leadership development opportunities
Networking with a variety of technical communicators
If you are joining or renewing, please select the Florida chapter as your community for all of these benefits. When you are signing up or renewing your membership, make sure you scroll down and check the box for the Florida chapter! It will not be checked by default even if you are already a member. By checking that box, you become a member of our chapter when you sign up or renew your membership. We hope to speak with you at one of our meetings!
The Florida Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), in conjunction with the Future Technical Communicators (FTC) at UCF, is proud to announce its mentoring program, pairing veterans from the front lines of the industry with talented technical communication students and new technical communicators. The goal: to bridge the gap between industry and academe.
Once they have reviewed the applications, the program coordinators will let you know that your application has been accepted. They will establish mentor-mentee teams that provide an optimal match of goals, skills, and styles. Your program coordinator will then invite you to the mentoring kickoff meeting where you will be introduced to your mentor/mentee.
Please consider the possibility of serving as a mentor to a UCF student in the chapter’s 2020-2021 mentoring program. Mentoring offers significant benefits to both mentor and the mentee in terms both of professional growth and personal satisfaction.
Founded in 2003, our chapter’s highly successful, pacesetting mentoring program pairs STC Florida Chapter members with UCF technical communication students and other students with an interest in our profession based on the students’ goals and the professionals’ areas of expertise.
The student mentoring program also has been the cornerstone of a dynamic and mutually beneficial partnership between our chapter and the technical communication program at UCF. Over the past 17 years, we have formed dozens of mentor-mentee pairs.
Historically, our mentees have had outstanding results in job placement upon graduation. Many have remained active STC Florida Chapter members and have gone on to leadership positions. The program has provided our community with a steady pipeline of new leadership talent, which has been a key factor in our success over the past 17 years.
If you have not mentored before but are interested in giving of your time and experience to help a student chart his/her course in entering our profession, we want you and we need you!
If you would like to serve as a mentor this year, please complete and submit the mentor application form. It is simple and straightforward and requires just a few minutes of your time. We need to hear from you by October 23.