See below to learn more about some of our students who are earning their M.A. in Technical Communication.
I selected the technical communication emphasis because I am looking to put my English degree to good use by becoming an employed writer. I would like to work for a company in the medical or educational fields.
I work as an elementary school teacher by day and am a student by night. I am the proud mother to three almost grown children, and love to spend my free time reading, gardening and running.
I am a Boise native, with a passion for everything Boise State. Boise State is where I grew up, while completing my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I currently work at Boise State in Payroll, so it seemed natural to complete my masters here too. Dr. Munger was an incredible representative of the program and once we’d met to discuss the program, I knew it was the one for me. The program most intrigued me because the topics have been a part of my work-life for years. From the moment I started this program, everything has been a blast! The faculty are incredible, the courses are interesting, and I have found real-life applications for everything I have learned so far. I have two little shih tzu’s named Rosie and Lizzie. I love cooking, writing recipes, and recently published my first food blog (KatelinsKitchen.weebly.com for those are interested). I have a large family, with most of my siblings residing here in Idaho. In November my newest nephew was born, making me an aunt 10 times.
Why did I select this emphasis? To sum up why I chose this emphasis, reading, writing, comprehension, and mechanics have always come very easily to me. When I first started the undergraduate program, I immediately became fascinated with the fundamentals and theories: how adjusting content based on the message and the audience can be so effective. Beyond this, I love technology. Technical communication offered itself as the perfect intersection of liberal arts and technology for me.
I am a technical writer at Aquent Studios. Between employment and an internship, I have two years of technical writing experience. I work on a very part time basis at the Flying Pie Pizzaria, a local restaurant. I’ve been there for four and a half years and can’t quite bring myself to cut ties.
I had been considering grad school for a long time, but couldn’t find an option that balanced my background and interests with marketable skills. BSU’s tech-comm program offered a path to greater professional capacity that was both interesting and immediately useful. Career-wise, I’d like to get more into instructional writing and design for general audiences.
I have an English degree from BYU and ~20 years of experience as a business editor and writer. After a decade in the Seattle area, my wife and I moved our family to the arid sunshine of Meridian and started Gemstone Media, a content creation and editing firm that contracts for Pacific Northwest companies and creatives. I’m also an amateur oil painter.