We Are TechComm KnowledgeXchange

STC has launched an initiative for new TechComm professionals (as well as those new to STC) to provide educational and networking opportunities to help you get started in your techcomm career. The following programs are currently being offered: informational panels and new member meet-ups.

KnowledgeXchange: New Member Meet-Ups

You've just joined STC! Congratulations! Now what?

Join STC for informal, live meet-ups specifically meant to be a space for new techcomm professionals and those new to the Society to network and ask questions about STC, member benefits, and how to use your membership to your advantage. Each meet-up will spend a few minutes covering key information about STC and its different products and services, with the rest of the discussion and networking up to you! Bring your questions and ideas and attend one session or all! Registration is not required, attendance is free, and new STC members are invited to join us!

Meet-ups are held on the 2nd week of each month, i.e., the 2nd Monday of each month at 12:00 PM ET, and the Friday of the same week at 3 PM ET.

Attend the New Member Meet-Up (link will be posted here the day of the program and the Zoom room will be open 15 minutes prior to each live event).

We Are TechComm KnowledgeXchange

Upcoming New Member Meet-ups

13 December 2021 (Monday)   12:00 PM ET

17 December 2021  (Friday)      3:00 PM ET

10 January 2022 (Monday)   12:00 PM ET

14 January 2022  (Friday)      3:00 PM ET

14 February 2022 (Monday)   12:00 PM ET

18 February 2022  (Friday)      3:00 PM ET

KnowledgeXchange Panel Discussions and FAQs

Join us for the monthly We Are TC: KnowledgeXchange and participate in a moderated panel with seasoned TechComm professionals who will answer the most common questions we get asked about the industry and what you need to know to start your career as a techcomm professional. Each month will cover a different topic of interest. After the live presentation, there will be time reserved for audience Q&A with our panelists. Registration is not required, attendance is free, and these sessions are open to all STC members. KnowledgeXchange will be held the last Monday of each month at 1PM ET.

Attend the Panel Discussion (link will be posted here the day of the program and the Zoom room will be open 15 minutes prior to each live event).

Upcoming KnowledgeXchange Panels

Monday, 27 December 2021,  1:00 PM ET
How Volunteering Can Help Your Career

Moderator: Liz Pohland, STC CEO
Panelists: Ann Marie Queeney, Lori Meyer, Beth Sellers
Description: Volunteering is a two-way street: it can benefit you as much as the cause you choose to support. Have you been wondering how to get started in volunteerism and why you should? Attend this webinar to find out how volunteering can boost your career, build your confidence, and expand your network. Panelists will discuss where to find volunteer opportunities, how to define your goals to find the right volunteer opportunity, and how you can get the most from the experience.

Monday, 31 January 2022,  1:00 PM ET
Certificates, Certification, and Academic Degrees

Moderator: Liz Pohland, STC CEO
Panelists: TBD
Description: The educational opportunities available within technical communication can be overwhelming. In this webinar, panelists will define the differences between certificates, certification, and academic degrees, and why and when to pursue one over another. If you've decided to further your education, but you're not sure what type of program is right for you, understanding the differences between a degree, a professional certificate, and a certification can help ensure that your investment in your future aligns with your ultimate goals.

Monday, 28 February 2022,  1:00 PM ET
Topic Coming Soon!

Moderator: Liz Pohland, STC CEO
Panelists: TBD
Description: TBD

Panel Recordings

Visit our Youtube Channel to view recordings of past panels

STC's We Are TechComm KnowledgeXchange Panel Discussions – YouTube

 

  • I'm new to TechComm. Now What? (27 September 2021)
  • How Do I Get My First Job? (25 October 2021)
  • What Tools and Technologies Should I Know? (29 November)

Questions? Email stc@stc.org!

Coming Soon

Future panel topics will include the following and more:

  • What is a typical day in the life of a technical communicator?
  • What's the difference between certificates, certification, and academic degrees? What do I need?
  • How do I update my resume or portfolio to be competitive in tech comm?
  • What do I need to know when job hunting and interviewing with hiring managers?
  • What professional development and educational opportunities are there for technical communicators?
  • What soft skills should I hone?
  • How do I advance my career and adapt into new job roles?
  • Why should I find and use a mentor or coach?
  • Why should I build a professional network?

Have an idea for a topic to be presented at a KnowledgeXchange panel? Email stc@stc.org with your recommendation!