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Exciting Technical Communication Course Project Prepares Students for Real Life Careers - Course Technology Computing Conference
Presenter: Barbara Burke, DeVry University
This forward-thinking presentation will highlight how technical communication students create viable products, services, and companies that would be “welcomed” in their future career paths. The presenter will show how technical communication students create business companies in their fields of study, (usually technical, business, or health- related.) The presenter will then demonstrate how she encourages students to form working groups that follow and create specific business plans from executive summaries to creation of final business products, solutions, and/ or companies. The presenter will also demonstrate ways that she encourages student teams to prioritize key aspect of these entrepreneurial ventures by using surveys and assessment tools. (Specific student-generated business plan examples will be distributed.) Exciting “company” power point demos will be previewed and critiqued. A segment of time will be time set aside for discussions and questions.