LSA 2015 Career Exploration Expo

LSA 2015 Career Exploration Expo
Saturday, January 10th, 3:30-5pm

at the Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting!

Interested in finding out more about the varied career options available for linguists? The Career Exploration Expo is a focused networking event, a space for attendees to meet linguists working across a range of professional fields, get to know key contacts at organizations that hire and work with linguists, and identify career options available for individuals with training in all branches of linguistics.

At the Expo, linguists representing fields including research, marketing, branding, speech technology, data science, media, and journalism, will be available to talk to attendees about how they broke into their field, how the skills they acquired during their linguistics training help them in their current careers, marketing a linguistics degree for industry careers, acquiring and building key skills, and how linguists can begin their own career exploration within and beyond the academy.

Confirmed participants include Greg Alger (director of linguistics at Lexicon Branding); Grant Barrett (radio host, public speaker, lexicographer and journalist; Zhaleh Feizollahi (computational linguist at Microsoft); Ron Kaplan (vice president of Nuance Communications); Gretchen McCulloch (writer and editor of Slate’s Lexicon Valley blog); Meg Mitchell (researcher at Microsoft); Anastasia Nylund (MA program director at Georgetown University); Lisa Radding (director of research and product development at Ethnic Technologies); Tyler Schnoebelen (chief analyst at Idibon), and Anna Marie Trester (associate at FrameWorks Institute).

The Expo’s focus is on exploration and networking. Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards and questions for specific participants, and to keep in mind that the Expo is not designed to be a job fair but an opportunity for conversation.

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!