Graduate, Technical & Professional Writing Program
Background: Gisela Simental is a Senior Development Researcher with University Development at UTEP. She credits the Graduate Certificate in Technical and Professional Writing with helping her improve communication at work and teaching her how to effectively present information to different audiences.
Why she enrolled in the program:
(I enrolled because of) my interest in the use of language, whether in writing or spoken, to communicate effectively and my background in linguistics. The courses that are part of this program provided me with the opportunity to complement my professional experience and improve my communication at work. It also allowed me to learn effective ways to present information to different audiences.
Her experience with online learning:
I remember finishing my first online course and how accomplished I felt. Before that, I always had the idea that online courses did not offer the same experience as face-to-face classes, but my instructors made it easy for me to adapt to this new learning tool. Now I enjoy online courses and actually prefer them as it allows me to continue pursuing my professional career.
What she would say to a prospective online student:
I would definitely recommend this certificate. The courses offered in the Technical and Professional Writing certificate open your eyes to communication at different levels and aspects, regardless of your professional field.