Donald W. Dow, Ph.D.
Director, Business & Technical Writing
Assistant Director, Business & Technical Writing
Business & Technical Writing is a division of the Writing Program and the Department of English at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University. We offer many courses for students seeking to improve their writing, fulfill writing requirements, or obtain advanced writing certificates to enhance their employment potential. Currently, students have the option of taking online sections of several of our most popular courses. In addition, Business & Technical Writing offers an approved SAS undergraduate minor.
Our courses help prepare students for work in a variety of professional fields and graduate schools. Good writing and verbal skills are the gateway to acceptance into medical school, law school, and graduate programs in areas ranging from psychology to natural science to engineering. The skills acquired through our program are major assets to any résumé. With these valuable credentials, our students are prepared for the rigorous standards of graduate education and professional employment.
One week after graduating I was offered my dream position as a Planner at the Ocean County Planning Department and I gladly accepted. I just wanted to let you know that since working for the government, I have had to write many white papers and proposals and just received a grant for $50,000 for a project that I am working on! I must admit that your class has definitely helped prepare me for my career! I just wanted to give thanks to where it's due.
- Jenny Jimenez, about her experience in the course Writing For Business and the Professions