Celestial Navigation launches Tuesday!

 Register here

At our Tuesday check-ins (starting May 17th at 11am pdt / 2pm edt), we will make a plan for the week, share what we are learning, and hold one another accountable – touching on themes like using informational interviews to externalize introspection, finding our sparks, building sparks into stars, finding patterns: using our constellations to navigate, BRIGHTENing for career.

jobs @ MDRC

MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and social

policy research organization based in NYC and is currently hiring for a number of roles including quantitative and qualitative researchers and DEI strategists!

https://www.mdrc.org/careers

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About MDRC:

MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates. We design promising new interventions, evaluate existing programs using the highest research standards, and provide technical assistance to build better programs and deliver effective interventions at scale. We work as an intermediary, bringing together public and private funders to test new policy-relevant ideas, and communicate what we learn to policymakers and practitioners — all with the goal of improving the lives of low-income individuals, families, and children.

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know a linguist who works there? Have them get in touch with Career Linguist, we would love to do a profile!!!

Using LinkedIn like a Researcher is tomorrow!

Friday May 6th2pm pdt / 5pm edt

Free, must register to attend

Bring all your questions, and resistance (if you’ve got some) – we’ll think about what it might mean to approach the platform as researchers.

What if we thought about LinkedIn as a database of the world’s largest repository of information about work? How might we click into research mode to tackle that? What questions might we bring? As descriptivists, we’re not looking for the “right way” to use the resource – we want to think generatively, expansively, creatively, adopting a growth and abundance mindset.

This will be much more of a discussion and idea-sharing than a lecture – we’ll have two special guests Amy Santee and Sonia Checchia sharing some of their brilliant ideas and strategies. Finally, for anyone looking for more career support, I’ll share a bit of info about my two upcoming programs in May:

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Career Camp – Cohort 15 – launching Friday, May 13th Register here for Career Camp

5 weeks of story activities and exercises from Bringing Linguistics to WorkFridays 2pm pdt / 5edt

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Celestial Navigation – Register here

Five weeks of networking, working with the Charting the Stars metaphor from Employing LinguisticsStarting May 17th – weekly get-togethers on Tuesdays at 11am pdt / noon mdt / 1pm cdt / 2pm edt


Two career (mini) courses this May!

5 weeks of story activities and exercises from Bringing Linguistics to Work

Career Camp – Cohort 15 – launching Friday, May 13th  

We’ll gather around the campfire Fridays 2pm pdt / 5edt
Register here for Career Camp

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NEW OFFERING!!!

Five weeks of networking, working with the Charting the Stars metaphor from Employing Linguistics At our Tuesday check-ins (starting May 17th), we will make a plan for the week, share what we are learning, and hold one another accountable – touching on themes like using informational interviews to externalize introspection, finding our sparks, building sparks into stars, finding patterns: using our constellations to navigate, BRIGHTENing for career.

Celestial Navigation – starts on Tuesday May 17th

Register here

Career Linguist Spring 2022 offerings

We’re coming to the end of the academic calendar, when thoughts turn to career – especially for those who might be graduating or leaving an academic position. And so, in a spirit of celebrating connection, I have some exciting offerings for you:

First of all, a free workshop
Using LinkedIn like a Researcher.- Friday May 6th
2pm pdt / 5pm edt

Free, must register to attend

Bring all your questions, and resistance (if you’ve got some) – we’ll think about what it might mean to approach the platform as researchers. What if we thought about LinkedIn as a database of the world’s largest repository of information about work? How might we click into research mode to tackle that? What questions might we bring? As descriptivists, we’re not looking for the “right way” to use the resource – we want to think “how might we”? This will be much more of a discussion and idea-sharing than a lecture – and I’ll share info about my two upcoming programs in May:

Career Camp – Cohort 15 – launching Friday, May 13th  

We’ll gather around the campfire Fridays 2pm pdt / 5edt
Register here for Career Camp

5 weeks of story activities and exercises from Bringing Linguistics to Work

Celestial Navigation – Register here

Five weeks of networking, working with the Charting the Stars metaphor from Employing Linguistics At our Tuesday check-ins (starting May 17th), we will make a plan for the week, share what we are learning, and hold one another accountable – touching on themes like using informational interviews to externalize introspection, finding our sparks, building sparks into stars, finding patterns: using our constellations to navigate, BRIGHTENing for career.

If you want to know more about these concepts and what they mean, watch the book talk that Anna Marie recently gave for the MLC Program at Georgetown


Prices will be going up after this round of courses!

So if you have been meaning to take a course with me, now is the time.

Scholarships

For the last couple rounds of Career Camp, I have been able to offer some scholarships because of the generosity of this community. If you are in a position to be able to support connection and community in this way, please get in touch with me (Anna Marie) anna.trester@gmail.com

In the meantime, may you be safe and happy and well, and here’s to what’s next!!

“Changing your Posture” as jobseekers

I love the perspective shared by Samantha Beaver in this recent interview with with Rebecca Shields, academic advisor for Language Sciences at The University of Wisconsin, Madison. Samantha talks about a move “from a posture of searching to one of exercising agency!”

….you are actually empowered to create your own opportunities within roles that you might have. It’s a perspective shift: you can create an opportunity to do linguistics within a role, because you have particular skills that you bring with you wherever you go. It’s a great way to take back control.

I talke about a version of this in the shift in deictic center we want to enact in our cover letters….

How do you think about it?

How are you changing your perspective?

Career Camp Reunion

Friday, March 18th
1pm pdt, 2pm mdt, 3pm cdt, 4pm edt

Open to all past campers, including Cohort 14, who finished last month!!!

Come listen to stories about what everyone is up to, ask for what you need, think about what you can give – build our community!!

to RSVP – contact Career Linguist