First of all, welcome to the new STC-PMC season! While we’ve had some great programs already (canoe trip, social in Conshy, and a dinner meeting in Cherry Hill, NJ), we have a lot more planned for the upcoming season! Don’t forget our upcoming November meeting in Abington, our holiday party in Jenkintown, and our January meeting in your living room*.
However, the big news is that STC-PMC is launching its own mentor program! While STC has their own Mentor Board, PMC has created a mentor program designed to help local students and new technical communicators. We would like to share our community’s expertise with the next generation of Philadelphia area technical communicators. PMC is reaching out to local universities to try and engage undergraduate and graduate students in our scholarship program, STC, and now our mentor program. And we’ll need your help.
You can help make both programs succeed by taking a minute to fill out our mentor profile or our mentee profile. Using sophisticated algorithms** we will pair you with a suitable mentor/mentee. It is then up to you and your mentor/mentee to decide how to proceed. Common activities include resume reviews, some phone calls and emails, and maybe meeting up with your mentor/mentee at a PMC event.
So, please consider sharing your knowledge and donating a little bit of your time to help the next generation of technical communicator get started!
*That one is a webinar so you can stay inside and keep warm. Feel free to attend from other rooms of your choosing.