In 2013 Vici Koster-Lenhardt changed careers. After 21 years working in software development at The Coca-Cola Company, she started as a consultant for the U.S. Department of State as the Global Employment Advisor for Europe. She was hired to serve more than 40 embassies in Europe by supporting the spouses and partners of US diplomats find meaningful employment while they lived overseas. Vici credits her successful career transition to the skills she acquired over 30+ years working in the technical communication industry and managing a documentation department. The transition wasn’t easy or glamorous. But it reconfirmed what she’s always believed: A career in technical communication will prepare you for all types of employment opportunities if you are willing to seize the opportunities that arise.
Her #1 key message for you is to realize that the skills you’ve developed working in this industry will take you wherever you want to go.
Wednesday, December 5
12:00 – 1:00 pm CST
STC Chapter Members – FREE
STC Members – $5.00
Non-Members – $10.00
About the Speaker
Vici Koster-Lenhardt is an STC Fellow and currently resides in Vienna, Austria. After a whirlwind romance that started with a chance meeting on the Brooklyn Bridge, Vici moved to Europe in the late 80s and landed a technical writing job with The Coca-Cola Company. She also founded the STC Transalpine Chapter, which was active from 1999 to 2010 and served STC members in Central Europe. In 2010 Vici found herself on the Austrian job market again. This time, however, she used her technical communication and management experiences to earn a living as a career transition strategist and resume/profile writer. You can lean more about her at www.linkedin.com/in/vkosterlenhardt.