October Program Meeting
Hilton Houston Westchase and Towers
Tuesday, September 10
5:30 p.m. networking (hors d’oeuvres)
This month ten of STC’s SIGs will be represented at the tables.
A drawing for various prizes is held at the end of each general meeting. Proceeds benefit the Marx Isaacs Student Scholarship Fund.
by Kim Lee Shaw, Principal Owner, Words & Graphics, Inc.
If you work independently, the Consultants and Independent Contractors Special Interest Group
(CIC-SIG) can be great resource for you. The CIC-SIG is a group of STC Houston members who work on a freelance basis. Membership is free and open to any Houston-based STC member available for hiring as a consultant or contractor.
The SIG offers support, networking opportunities, and contract leads to members. And, the more members get involved, the better the CIC-SIG can serve us all. If you’re a freelancer and you’re not already a SIG member, please consider joining. You can find membership instructions on our Web page at www.stc-houston.org/~cicsig/.
If you are a CIC-SIG member, here are a few ideas for increasing your participation and the getting more benefits from your membership:
The Judging Workshop for the Houston Chapter 2002 Competitions will be held from to on Saturday, October 19th, at the Westchase Hilton and Towers, 9999 Westheimer. If you have agreed to be a judge, please attend and become familiar with the guidelines for judging communication and art entries. The workshop leader will be Nicole Wycislo. During the workshop you will also pick up entries from the Atlanta Chapter and judging packets, including evaluation forms and award summaries.
Also, remember, we ’re still in need of judges. If you’re not a judge but would like to be, please contact the following competition managers:
If you have any questions, please contact Deborah Crockett at 281-514-4641 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Gary Foster, Senior Technical Writer, Weatherford CiDRA
The Houston Chapter Employment Committee was created to help members find employment and advance their careers in technical communication. If you are one of these people, we are here to help.
Prior to each membership meeting (the second Tuesday of each month), we sponsor
a get-together for people looking for employment. The get-together starts at
and ends at 6:30. We discuss
what works well in interviews, give advice on resumes, and discuss the job market
Our STC Employment web site is second to none. On the web site, you can see who’s looking for staff and who’s looking for work. We designed the web site so it is easy to post job openings and also post your particulars when looking for work. We have been fortunate this last year to have averaged at least two job postings per week.
Editor’s Note: Your chapter leaders depend on your feedback to structure our program year and track member satisfaction. We recognize that your feedback is also a report card on the chapter’s direction and activity, so we’d like to share some of the program evaluation comments from our September 2002 program meeting. Keep in mind that your program evaluation comments are confidential, so we have not included names in this column.
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