Date(s) - 01/15/2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hera Hub Sorrento Valley
Join us on January 15th to learn what to do when your job goes away, you’re bored with technical communications, or you’re ready for a career change.
What does a career path after tech comm look like? Technical communicators can become systems engineers, content developers, programmers, etc.
“Where do I go from here? Navigate from a career plateau to a new adventure. Identify the opportunity and freedom that can come with the end of a career or job. Leverage the technical communication skills you have mastered to identify your passions, dreams, then focus on the strategies and actions that will get you where you want to be.
Use storytelling to tell your story.
About the Speaker
Preston Hathaway is an experienced technical communicator with a military background. He joined the United States Navy in 1977, discovering a career field most know little about. His expertise in electronics intelligence, analysis, cryptology, and naval operations took him from Colorado to Florida, Spain, Texas, Alaska, and San Diego with many more countries visited along the way. After serving 21 years, he transitioned to a training development company, discovered a like for information technology and a growing passion for technical communications. In 2004 he began working for SAIC, a company established in San Diego. Over the years he has worked on numerous projects for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, now the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command.
He taught the UCSD Extension program’s Technical Communications Certificate Capstone course for eight years. In 2013, Preston earned an MS in Engineering Management from George Washington University and began working on Enterprise Architecture and Systems Engineering Projects. Today, Preston is an Enterprise Architect, Systems Engineer, Poet, and, if needed, a Technical Communicator.