News & Blog

PW Pizza Nite!

Filed in PW Events by on August 29, 2019

The PW group is holding its fall PW Pizza Nite! on Thursday, September 5 at 5:15 PM in Salisbury Labs #226. In addition to eating free pizza, meeting with other PW majors, and talking with PW faculty, we will offer some academic advising to help you navigate your way through the PW program.

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In STEM? Make Sure You Learn to Write Instruction Manuals

Filed in Student Experience by on August 26, 2019

You might not think that your career will have you writing many instruction manuals, but you’re wrong: it’s actually one of the most important skills in STEM — whether you’re a professional writer or not. Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about instruction manuals or the people who wrote them. Little pamphlets or […]

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Communications and Media Internships at the United Nations Foundation

Filed in Student Opportunities by on April 26, 2019

Don’t miss out on several exciting opportunities to intern at the United Nations Foundation, who has several internships in communications and media. You can get more information and apply through the United Nations Foundation postings: https://unfoundation.org/careers/internship-opportunities/

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Congratulations Maxwell Studley on Provost’s MQP Award

Filed in PW MQPs by on April 24, 2019

The PW program is pleased to announce that the winner of the Provost’s MQP Award for the most outstanding project in Professional Writing for 2019 is Maxwell Studley for his  project entitled Identity Formation in Paramedic Education, advised by Professor Faber. For his MQP, Max conducted an ethnographic, participant-observer study of paramedic education. His study […]

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Elaine Cencak Memorial Scholarship

Filed in Student Opportunities by on February 21, 2019

PW majors, The Communicators Club is offering a $1000 scholarship to a sophomore or junior majoring in a communications field at a Worcester County college (this means PW majors at WPI). Also qualified are seniors continuing on to graduate school to pursue a higher degree in a communications. The Communicators Club offers this scholarship each year, […]

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Professional Writing and social responsibility

Filed in Student Experience by on January 18, 2019

Those of us who chose to major in Professional Writing are aware of how important writing well is for our future. But are we aware of the societal impact our work can have? I’ve been learning a lot about writing professionally this year, both at school and at work. One of the most interesting things […]

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Technical Writing Internship at Google

Filed in Student Opportunities by on January 11, 2019

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to intern as a tech writer at Google. Students are encouraged to apply for this 12 to 14-week technical writing internship with Google. They’re looking for students with strong written communication skills who enjoy learning about software technology, especially those who have some experience with reading and writing […]

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Summer Fellowship with Haas Institute

Filed in Student Opportunities by on January 7, 2019

PW majors and minors, are you interested in a three-month, part-time (20 hour per week), paid internship at UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society? If so, contact Professor Yunus Doğan Telliel, Assistant Teaching Professor of Religion and Philosophy, who can tell you more about the Institute and its programs and help with your cover letter. You can also […]

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What’s It Like to Double Major with Professional Writing?

Filed in Student Experience by on October 29, 2018

At the start of my college career, I found myself having to choose between two of my great interests—chemical engineering and writing. Going to WPI, it would have been foolish to lose the opportunity to earn a reputable engineering degree in favor of my more artistic ambitions, but I wouldn’t have been true to myself […]

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WPI Writing Center’s New Home

Filed in PW Information by on October 22, 2018

Big news from WPI’s Writing Center—they’ve moved across campus from Daniels Hall to their new home on the 2nd floor of Salisbury Labs (SL 233). They still offer the same great services: peer tutoring for graduate and undergraduate students in all departments and working on all kinds of communication projects. But now the WrC can […]

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