On Sun, May 21 from 3-5 pm join Career Linguist and storyteller, Dr. Anna Marie Trester, as she celebrates the release of Bringing Linguistics to Work, and shares her approach to career (improvisational, linguistic, and story) as part of the Virginia launch of Bringing Linguistics to Work.
As professional challenges increasingly demand creativity in problem-solving, systems-thinking, perspective-taking, listening, and cross-cultural understanding, the world of work needs linguists now more than ever! And the ability to convey the transferrability of the skills cultivated by the study of linguistics becomes increasingly critical. Stories are powerful tools for doing so, but how do we identify which stories will be the most effective in job-seeking texts and interactions like resumes and informational interviews? And what is it about these stories that makes them work? As linguists, there is no reason why our stories shouldn’t be the very best ones out there!!
Although this will be of particular interest to linguists, anyone interested in learning actionable steps to bringing a storytelling approach to their professional path should plan to attend.
Can’t make it to this one? not a problem!
There are more events on the horizon!!! We will be a book launch in D.C. on May 25, hosted by Lisa Kays (featured in the book), a virtual launch party hosted by Jen Polk of From PhD to Life on June 23. There will also be a webinar discussion panel hosted by the Linguistic Society of America! Stay tuned here for updates and details, and here’s to what’s next!