Re. Seeking internships?

Subject: Re. Seeking internships?
From: Geoff Hart <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "Techwr-L (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 08:27:38 -0500

Roxanne Wood is <<... a recent graduate with an Associate in Computer
Information Systems. While in school I discovered that I have a passion for
technical communication. I am trying to obtain an Internship for technical

Have a look at the techwr-l archives (details in the welcome message you
received when you subscribed) for details on getting started; this has been
discussed in various guises (usually "getting started") over the years. One
trick that's worked wonders for me is to skim the classifieds for any
company hiring engineers or researchers, or opening a new office. Find out
enough about the company to discuss its business knowledgably, contact their
communications director (or personnel department as a second choice), and
ask them something like this: "I see that you're hiring new engineers to
develop X. I know a fair bit about X, and I'm seeking work in technical
writing. Here's why I think I'm the right person to help you
document/market/whatever X..." I've gotten a load of interviews (and all my
jobs) this way.

--Geoff Hart, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
"The paperless office will arrive when the paperless toilet
arrives."--Matthew Stevens

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