Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions

Subject: Re: Future Tech Writer with Software Questions
From: Craig Lashley <clashley -at- mail -dot- usf -dot- edu>
To: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:14:53 -0400

Thank you for your advice Steven, and everyone that has responded. It is
greatly appreciated.

Craig

On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 7:01 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
wrote:

> Hi Craig,
>
> Iâd start here and investigate further:
>
> https://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education
>
> I donât know if they tie the license to your school email address or if
> you get a license key that you can still use once you graduate. Some folks
> I know get an alumni email address and that connects them to the school
> potentially for life. Youâll need to look into this and I recommend you
> take the initiative to do so since that in itself is a huge quality in
> business. Good to reach out to others but always good to be a self-starter
> as that will get you the job over others. This is not a critique, just a
> recommendation.
>
> You may or may not be able to get student rates on Visio and Project.
> You'll need to look into that. Definitely get a legitimate copy sanctioned
> by Microsoft but I'd talk to the folks at your school bookstore as they
> usually have the connection (or they used to, anyway -- I'm not sure how
> it's done now).
>
> Good luck! Also focus on your people qualities and try to appear relaxed,
> sociable, friendly, and accessible in interviews. That sometimes makes
> more of a difference than any particular technical skill or tool
> knowledge. (They call this "soft skills" in the HR world.)
>
> Steve
>
>
> On Friday, June 26, 2015 3:34 PM, Craig Lashley wrote:
>
> Thanks Steven. Do I get these licenses directly through Microsoft? If I
> have to invest money I'd hate for it to not be official. I've probably used
> some portion of the Microsoft Office Suite everyday for who knows how long.
> 10+ years. Setting a goal for a MS Office student version/license seems
> like a very reachable goal.
>
> I've used Visio in the past during some classes that were teaching me UML.
> That was in the range of 2005 to 2007 when I was studying computer science.
> I've been on an extended vacation away from college. Is UML something that
> is widely used these days?
>
> Craig
>
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 6:16 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
> wrote:
> Also, Craig, when you get the MS Office student version/license, don't
> forget to get Visio and Project with that. Learn those.
>
> Engineers will love you for knowing Visio, and managers, project managers,
> and others will love you for knowing Project.
>
> All of these things will also help you keep an eye on the parallel track
> of Business Analyst, which can pull down more money.
>
> As you get further into your career you'll get more experience with the
> heavier stuff -- Flare, Frame, DITA, etc. -- but the productivity tools in
> Office will get your foot in many doors.
>
> And as others have pointed out, Adobe Acrobat (especially Pro) is a good
> thing to have.
>
> Steve
>
>
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