Good communication skills are essential to every job and in every medium. Rebekah Kummer finished her Masters in English 2017 with a superb set of communication skills (although she wishes in hindsight that she’d taken even more Professional Writing classes!), and one month after graduation she landed a job as a Technical Writer/Editor II at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. During her first year at NASA, she worked on several special projects outside of her normal duties, including a government contract worth $3 billion, and learned that if you’re an incredibly hard worker, people take notice and give you opportunities.
Beka says that the NASA job taught her not to worry about making the “wrong decision” about a major or career. This job arrived unexpectedly, and with hard work, she made it into the right decision for her. It then paved the way to her current job as a Senior Technical Writer for proposals at Hexagon Safety and Infrastructure, a company that supports global projects in public safety, transportation, and utilities.