Current Student Spotlight: Deanna Gonzalez

Deanna Gonzalez is a current student in the BA in WRD program. Here, she shares her experiences as an intern at the software company kCura. Give us a brief summary of your internship. I am a technical writer at a software company called kCura. I work on a team of eight writers documenting how to use the company’s product, Relativity, a widely used legal software. I’ve had opportunities to create written content and also explore other areas of technical writing, like web design. As a WRD major with an IT minor, I appreciate how this internship has allowed me to

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Alumni Spotlight: Ted Daisher

Over the summer, we spoke with Ted Daisher, a 2015 graduate of DePaul’s BA in WRD program. While at DePaul, he worked as a Peer Writing Tutor and Head Writing Fellow at the University Center for Writing-based Learning. Soon, he will be heading to China to teach English at Huaqiao University. What have you been doing since you earned your degree? Since graduating, I’ve had an internship with a publisher and done a bit of freelance book editing.

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Spread the WoRD 2015: Meet the Panelists

We are excited to announce the three alumni speakers who will join us at the Spread the WoRD Conference on May 16! As panelists in a moderated discussion, Nicole Anderson, Liz Lane, and Adrienne Vitt will share about their time at DePaul and their work post-graduation. Nicole Anderson is a 2013 graduate of the MA in WRD program and a recipient of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL. She currently travels around the world as Associate Director of International Alumni Programs at the University of Chicago, and, before that, she applied her WRD knowledge developing curricula for non-profit professional organizations.

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Wording It Your Way with Nicole Anderson

This quarter, we spoke with Nicole Anderson, an MA in WRD alum and a recipient of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL. Nicole works as the Associate Director of International Alumni Programs at the University of Chicago. She travels frequently, working with alumni communities in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to build their networks and support the events they organize. We’re happy she took the time to share a little about her experiences!

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Intern Beat: Russell Wojcik, BA in WRD

We recently spoke with Russell Wojcik, a 2014 BA in WRD graduate who participated in two internships during his time at DePaul. He worked as an editorial intern at Wagstaff Worldwide PR and as a blog writer for Newman Realty, receiving  academic credit for both through his enrollment in WRD 398, part of WRD’s professional internship program. Since graduation, Russell has relocated to Phoenix and now works for an online travel company as a Content Strategist and PR Coordinator, a position that he says uses many of the skills he developed and honed as an intern.

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2014 MA in NMS Awards

Best New Media Content You Are Beautiful – The Small Message That Became A Movement By Jill Ochawa Click here to view Jill’s project. Best Interactive Media Design Graphic Design Portfolio Website By Hilary Conlisk Click here to view Hilary’s project.

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2014 MA in WRD Awards

Best Project in Professional & Technical Writing A Recommendation Report for LCDC: Visual Storytelling & Social Media Strategy By Brendan Bergen, Matt D’Agostino, Arielle Lockett, & Jeffrey Melichar Best Project in Teaching Writing & Language Rethinking the Creative Writing Model at a Writing and Tutoring Center By Bridget Wagner Click the link below to view Bridget’s project. 2014 Teaching Writing and Language Award Project Best Project in Rhetoric & Discourse “Getting with the Program”: Algorithms, Software, and the Everyday By Molly Rentscher Click the link below to view Molly’s project.

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2014 Best Undergraduate Essay

Best Undergraduate Essay At Night by Allison Guntz I heard once that Jewish mythology supposes the universe is an ocean. The sky is full of tiny holes, and that is where the light of the stars glows through, or the rain leaks in. They say the sky is protecting us, keeping that vast universe outside. It is like armor, or a ball, or the great cosmic shell to the egg that is our Earth.

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Fourth Annual Student Project Award Winners

2014 Award Winners UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS Best Undergraduate Essay Allison Guntz Best Project in Professional and Technical Writing Allison Guntz MA IN WRD AWARDS Best Project in Professional and Technical Writing Jeffrey Melichar, Arielle Lockett, Brendan Bergen, & Matt D’Agostino Best Project in Teaching Writing and Language Bridget Wagner Best Project in Rhetoric and Discourse Molly Rentscher MA IN NMS AWARDS Best Interactive Media Design Hilary Conlisk Best New Media Content Jill Ochawa GRADUATE TESOL AWARD Best Project in TESOL Lauren Martyn Visit our Facebook page for more photos from the WRD Awards Party, held Friday, June 6, 2014, at Cortelyou

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