Sharla Blank: Senior Associate for the National Sales Systems for Hyundai Motor America, Guess Her Major?

September 17, 2014

Major: English, Rhetoric and Composition

Certificate(s): Technical and Professional Communication, Web Design (HTML and Java Script)

Degree(s): BA, California State University, Long Beach, class of 2012

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Sharla Blank
English, Rhetoric, and Composition Major

Sharla took a love of English and Rhetoric and transformed it into a technical skill. She fondly calls herself a “Computer Nerd” and claims to give the term a new meaning within technical writing. While enrolled at CSULB, Sharla discovered her passion for technical communication through Professor Jennifer Smith, who inspired her to explore and understand the areas of technical writing and technology’s influence on business communication. From her time at CSULB, she was able to gain extensive knowledge in her field, including leadership, working in a group, and effective rhetoric and communication, all of which helped her in customer relations at Hyundai. She developed unique skills throughout her career at Hyundai, including database management, project management, user analytics, problem and decision analysis, security maintenance, risk management, and system usability management.

Sharla’s Professional Road Map:

  • Senior Associate for the National Sales Systems for Hyundai Motor America
  • Technical Writing Intern at Working Wardrobes, a non-profit organization