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Publications > Dateline Houston > February 2003 > Feature Article

Volume 42, Issue 6

February 2003

Texas Tech Job Fair

by Aubrey L. Hardman, President, Texas Tech University Student Chapter

The Texas Tech University student chapter is hosting its Annual Technical Communication Job Fair on Friday, March 7, at Texas Tech University.

This year, the TTU Technical Communication Program has eight undergraduate students (BA) and four graduate students (MA) who will be graduating in May and are looking for employment. Also, other BA and MA students who are not graduating this May are seeking industry experience through internships. They are potential future candidates for positions, so they will value learning of company expectations for employees while there is still time for them to adapt their course schedules to meet company goals. All of these students are eager to enter industry and make valuable contributions to organizations.

Since 1976, Texas Tech has offered the most comprehensive technical communication program in Texas and has a long history of student achievement. The students have established the reputation of making successful contributions to many organizations because of the skills they gain from the TTU Technical Communication Program.

According to Joy Goodreau, Team Lead in Information Development of the Linux Technology Center at IBM, "By practicing my writing skills in different situations while in TTU's program, I was able to make better use of IBM's investment in me by taking on writing projects immediately and with little supervision." As Goodreau indicates, the TTU Technical Communication Program goes above and beyond other programs and professions in training its students to become professional, effective, and efficient writers.

Scott Sellers, an Information Developer at BMC Software, supports this program when he says, "My focused coursework instilled process basics that give me an advantage against writers who earned degrees in journalism or even technical writing degrees from other programs."

The students who graduate from the TTU Technical Communication Program truly shine, and companies will benefit from participating in this year's Job Fair. For registration and more information, visit our web site at

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