In college, you do not always learn how to operate in a real life work atmosphere. Most times, you learn skills without much application. This class teaches you not only how to produce documents for clients, but how to manage deadlines and communicate professionally with team members, supervisors, and subordinates. I was able to learn how to manage others while also managing myself. The class is a life lesson. Dr. Gonzales taught me that sometimes you must first fail to ultimately succeed.
To future students, I urge you to be absolutely certain that you understand what the project is asking you to do. When you can say you’re 100% sure, still email Dr. Gonzales or one of your coordinators. The number one mistake that I made time and time again was miscommunication.
After completing this course, I can confidently say that I could never have worked as a professional writer without taking it. I learned so much about writing in a professional environment as well as what a professional environment looks like. Teamwork is essential, and it is okay to take control when your team needs guidance.