Hello! I am McKenzie Self and I am currently majoring in Professional and Technical Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. I finished my minor in Information Technology in December of 2017.
Displayed on this website is my work from UA Little Rock’s Professional and Technical Writing (PTW) Program and the Information Technology (IT) program. The PTW program allows individuals to learn a variety of approaches to writing in order to be prepared for graduate school or any type of professional field. The PTW degree offers flexibility, as well as a way for your voice to be heard through the art of the written language. The IT program covers a variety of topics from website development and design to data management to professional skills in the workplace. The IT program is also broken up into cohorts. I was a member of the IT Amber cohort.
Pairing these two programs together is truly a match made in heaven. In both programs you learn how to be the middle-man between those who are advanced in their field and those who know nothing about that particular field. Being able to offer myself as a communicator between the two parties is what these two programs have prepared me for.
I have always considered myself a “writer” and as someone who is “tech-savvy”. I also would consider myself a problem solver, so both the PTW program and the IT program appealed to me right away. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in both programs learning different skills, both technical and professional. I am confident in my knowledge of research, writing strategies, web development, data management, and professional skills.
As you explore my portfolio you will find plenty of examples of my work from both programs. The portfolio itself is also an example of my work, as I developed my own custom WordPress theme. Each assignment is listed with a description of the assignment, as well as any skills that I either developed or enhanced while working on it.
Thank you for taking the time to view my portfolio and my work. I have loved the journey I have taken within the PTW and IT programs. Both have allowed me to develop a motto for myself and the more I learn in each field has made my motto, “I aspire to inspire”, even more true.