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Becoming a Member of an Advisory Board
<h2>Advisory Board Membership</h2> <span><p>As a practitioner, you may join the advisory board of a technical communication program and become involved with one or more activities, which can include:</p> <ul><li>Attend meetings or classes with faculty and students to discuss the state of the profession</li> <li>Serve as an evaluator of students’ graduation portfolios</li> <li>Advise faculty and administrators of the types of subject matter expertise and software skills most likely to help students obtain employment; by providing this advice, you could help to shape the curriculum of a technical communication degree program.</li> <li>Help coordinators of academic programs decide whether a certificate would be of value to students or whether a two-year, four-year, or graduate degree would be preferable</li> <li>Recommend sites for student internships</li> <li>Encourage students to join professional societies</li> </ul> <p>Through your association with an academic program, you might identify entry-level employees for your company. You might find faculty and student volunteers to work on projects related to the profession or a professional society. At the very least, you will observe the quality of the upcoming wave of entrants into the profession.</p> <h2>Bibliography</strong></h2> <p>Sides, C. H. (1998). Corporate advisory boards. <em>Journal of Technical Writing and Communication</em>, <em>28</em>(1), 1-2.</p> <p>This page was created by Ann Jennings and uploaded on July 21, 2010.</p>

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