PRESS RELEASE dated 2006-05-02.
Every year thousands of students graduate. Where do they go? What do they do? Do they even know what they want to do? Or what they could do? Graduate Prospects is the UK's official graduate careers website (www.prospects.ac.uk), and it's helping students from all over the UK to find their path in life.
Rachel Howlett, a careers adviser working in Higher Education says, "One of the key roles of careers services is to provide accurate, up-to-date information about careers, so that students can get a feel for various trades and professions. Careers advisers often get involved in researching and writing occupational profiles. These benefit students because they help them to make informed choices." In addition to desk research and using the Internet, Rachel also talks directly to practitioners because "roles change over time, and we need to keep up-to-date with best practice in industry".
Rachel asked Mike Unwalla from documentation consultancy TechScribe for his perspective on the technical communications industry. "Technical writing is an exciting and challenging career. You need to be bright and responsive, and you also need a good mix of technical ability and skills with people," he says.
"The insider knowledge that we gain from talking to professionals really helps us to provide a first-class service for our students. We really value the time and expertise that professionals give to us," says Rachel.