For those of you linguists thinking about next steps in your career, there are a bunch of events at the upcoming LSA 2017 meeting in Austin being put on by the Linguistics Beyond Academia SIG.
We will be hosting a salon and a “linguistics career mixer.”
- The salon is a chance for linguists working outside of academia to share experiences, resources, stories, and support.
- The mixer creates opportunities for fostering curiosity around professional applications of linguistics for the next generation of Career Linguists. It is not a job fair or formal interviews: Our goal is to provide a setting for students to ask questions and discuss professional paths, be they within or outside academia.
We will also have a SIG committee meeting (come and bring ideas of things that you would like to do this coming year).
Please join the Lx Beyond Academia Facebook group for updates, news, and more! https://www.facebook.com/groups/linguisticsbeyondacademia/
NB: There will also be a number of career panels at the LSA and ADS conferences, as well as opportunities for grad students to sign up for one-on-one career mentoring! Keep asking those career questions and thank you for helping us spread the word!!!
And as ever: Here’s to what’s next!!!!