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One thing that seems to make a difference is a good intern program.
We're always looking for at least "some" prior computer-related work
Interning as a Junior Technical Writer was a great opportunity for me about
10 years ago as I got the experience I needed in my senior year of college
the employer was able to get a lof of the "busy work" done that the Senior
thought they shouldn't be doing.
Hope this helps,
CHA Systems, Inc.
2711 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75234
email: bhartzer -at- cha-systems -dot- com
We are looking at making some changes to the tech writing degree here at
Texas A&M Corpus Christi. This is directed toward those of you who hire
tech writers right out of college. What types of
classes/activities/skills/portfolio work do you look for in an