Calling All Mentors!

There's a time to take and a time to give—and for you, the time to give is now.

You're a skilled technical communicator. Remember how it was when you were just starting out?

Remember all those who held your hand, and encouraged you to carry on when you stumbled and fell, answered your calls, and shared all they knew the best they can?

It's time to change hats and become an angel yourself. Yes, you can!

Thanks to our Chapter's mentoring program, you can now become a point of light to help young students take strong steps in the right direction for a solid future in technical communication.

If you are at a point in your career and life when you feel the stirring to help our younger brothers and sisters succeed, this is your moment under the sun!

Visit this link to register as a mentor:

http://wdcb.stcwdc.org/prof-dev/mentoring/mentor-enrollment-form/

And if you know students who can benefit as mentees, encourage them to do the same by registering from this link:

http://wdcb.stcwdc.org/prof-dev/mentoring/mentee-enrollment-form/

Think of all the ways we can all win in this worthwhile enterprise…

  • The student considers a lucrative and stable career in technical communication, something that might not have been on their radar—until you showed up with years of experience and a road map of the opportunities and challenges ahead. The student wins by the gift of your wisdom.
  • You feel the glow of helping a young mind stride towards a feature where he or she will have the pleasure of organizing information and data for an excellent career while having fun! You win by playing a part in shaping that future.
  • Our Chapter wins because we'll be contributing to a better world by giving back generously with our time, energy, and knowledge to our community.
  • The university or college, our mentoring partner, wins too because they will be pointing at one more future alternative for their students in this competitive marketplace and guiding them with authority thanks to the high caliber of our experienced mentors.

Please visit the following link for more information about this wonderful opportunity:

http://wdcb.stcwdc.org/prof-dev/mentoring/

Also, take a look at our FAQ page for questions that you may have in mind:

http://wdcb.stcwdc.org/wp-content/uploads/stc_wdcb_mentoring_program_faq.pdf

If you have just an hour a week, take that first step to do real good that will count, last, and matter. Complete the mentor application form today. We will all be better for it.

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I'm a technical communication consultant working primarily in the bioinformatics field and also designing and delivering training classes on 508 compliance for electronic documents. I have been involved with the STC Washington, DC - Baltimore chapter since 1994 and am an STC Fellow.