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Subject:Re: Job Information From:Eric Ray <ejray -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU> Date:Wed, 21 Jul 1993 07:34:00 -0500
>experience. I am just finishing up a master's degree in technical
>writing and it is evidently not worth much. If I had known what I
>know now, I would have volunteered to do free projects while I was
>in school. That would have given me "real" experience and something
>to put in a portfolio. I've discovered that the kinds of projects
>we did for classes in the University of North Texas are basically
>worthless in the workplace.
What kind of projects did you do in UNT, and how did they differ from the
free projects you would have done (if you'd only known)? What kinds of reactions
did you get from prospective employers? Have others
on this list had the same experiences? Since I am working full-time as a
technical communicator as I am working on an MA, this doesn't affect me
directly, but I am sure that other students here at OSU and elsewhere would be