About Professional Writing
Communication and Critical Thinking Add Value to a Technical Education
The interdisciplinary Professional Writing (PWR) program is designed to add to the engineering, technical, and scientific strengths students receive from a WPI education, and increase career success through the qualitative, design, writing, and analytical skills taught.
Proposal writing, ethnographic research, qualitative reasoning, and presentation skills increase an engineer’s value to employers, better inform clients, and develop team leadership capacity. A science major might choose to benefit from Professional Writing courses for translation, leading to an overseas or intercultural assignment.
Professional Writing students receive personal attention from an advisor to best direct their particular talents for a well-integrated technical and communications education that employers will view as innovative and uniquely worthwhile.
Whatever career direction a student desires, from graduate school to the global marketplace, a nonprofit, or the boardroom, the skills mastered through Professional Writing courses will enhance and hasten their achievements.