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Five things I learned in my first year on the job

Erica Corder Blog, On Life, On Work, On Writing

Today marks exactly one year since I started my job in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech. It’s somewhat hazy to remember what my life was like before this job. All I know is I was stretched pretty thin, managing several freelance gigs, two part-time jobs, and a publication I cofounded. As hard as all of that was, I’d …

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Behind the winter 2017 launch of Virginia Tech Engineer

Erica Corder On Photography, On Videography, On Work, On Writing

In winter 2017, I led the launch of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s premier digital magazine, Virginia Tech Engineer. It was no easy feat with a two month timeline, but here’s the behind-the-scenes work that went into it: PUTTING TOGETHER CONTENT In total, I wrote eight of the 12 stories for the magazine (including the feature story on the …