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Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Jeffers

Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Jeffers

Professional Communications

Sep 15, 2014

Career Program: Professional Communications
Age: 23
Hometown: Appleton, WI
Current Residence: Hilbert, WI
Attended FVTC: Fall 2013 through Present

Why did you choose the Professional Communications program?
The Professional Communications program involves two of my favorite things: computers and writing! I also chose it because the program it is entirely online and I work best in online classes. FVTC is making is easy for me to attend school as well as work by offering the flexibility of online classes.

What are you learning about your career field that you find interesting or rewarding?
Professional communications involves a lot of technical writing, and what I find the most interesting is how many forms of technical writing I already have experience with. I was also excited to learn that there are so many forms of technical writing that are considered part of professional communications. I don’t think I’ll ever be bored!

Why did you choose Fox Valley Technical College?
I chose Fox Valley Technical College because I knew that I would get a good education without having to break the bank and without getting lost in the crowd. I’ve attended state universities and while they are great schools, I felt that I was just another face in a vast sea of students. I like FVTC because the teachers and staff really want you to succeed and will do whatever they can to help you. I also like that because of the variety of students here at the school, you’re almost always guaranteed to find people who you have things in common with.

How did Fox Valley Technical College help you change your life?
FVTC allowed me to see that I can succeed in school. I used to absolutely loathe doing homework. Now I feel a sense of accomplishment when I finish assignments and get good grades on them. I owe to that the instructors, staff and other students here at FVTC who are always there to answer questions and give constructive feedback!

What type of job do you expect to find after graduation?
I am hoping to find a job that will allow me to combine the worlds of communication and technology. I hope to be able to use skills I gain in communication media, including print and audio/visual to help my company become more user friendly. I am expecting to find something along the lines of a multimedia specialist or a technical writer. Whatever I end up doing, I’ll have FVTC to thank for helping me get there!