Today the University of Minnesota Department of Writing Studies hosted an event: “What can I do with a Certificate or Master of Science degree in Scientific and Technical Communication?”

The guest speakers included a technical writer, an IT professional, a recruiter of technical professionals, and me, Melanie Lundheim, corporate freelance writer that specializes in communicating about technical subject matter in lay terms.

Graduates and undergraduates interested in technical communications were in attendance, where they learned about what hiring managers look for in candidates, what should be in their writing portfolios, and the outlook for technical communicators.