By Sylvia Miller
We are inviting graduate and undergraduate students to submit essays to our 2nd Student Essay Competition. We are encouraging students to become published before graduating. Here some competition details:
- Both undergraduate or graduate students may submit an original article to us about some aspect of instructional design.
- If we choose to publish it in our newsletter, IDeaL: Design for Learning, the student receives a complimentary STC student membership, which includes membership to the IDL Special Interest Group (SIG).
- Students do not have to be enrolled in a program related to instructional design to submit an article.
- If the evaluation panel deems the work to be of possible value to the STC’s Technical Communication Body of Knowledge (TCBOK), the panel, with the student’s permission, will submit the work to the TCBok for consideration. If the article is included in the TCBOK, he or she earns an additional year of STC/IDL membership (or an equivalent award if they no longer qualify for student membership because they’ve graduated).
Once published, students can link to their article from their résumé and on their LinkedIn profile page, gaining an edge in becoming employed after graduation. See our Q1 2017 and Q2 2017 newsletters for examples of articles by students who have already taken advantage of this program.
The entry packet with more information is available at: http://www.stcidlsig.org/students/youcanbepublished/ .
The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2017.