Career Camp – Summer 2020
May 29 – June 26
Make progress on your career next steps! Break down the processes of career education, exploration, and professional self-presentation into small, manageable pieces and make progress as part of a community by bringing linguistic ways of listening to career contexts.
We linguists see solutions to puzzles, we see patterns in chaos, we are not afraid of ambiguity – all of which can (and should) be brought to the challenges which face our world – in short: we need to bring linguistics to work!
Career Camp is five weeks of focused activities and structured feedback on the stories used in career interactions, based on activities from Bringing Linguistics to Work. Weekly discussions and activities focus on bringing a linguistic lens to the stories which comprise the texts and interactions surrounding the job search. You will conclude the series with a resume that blows their SOQs off, cover letters that speak to why THEY need you, and pocket examples that show you @ work!
You chose linguistics because you were passionate about the possibility and the power of language, so why not creatively seek wide application of these as well as your powerful analytical skills and problem-solving?
I have no doubt that the work we did at Career Camp helped me to get some clarity regarding what I wanted to do in this post-teaching phase of my career, and your advice about interviews and cover letter writing was also invaluable. There were a lot of stages in this hiring process (seven stages in total, a combination of work tests and interviews), and I found myself telling plenty of stories in the interviews. Having done much of the groundwork around the campfire, I felt well prepared for the process. Thanks for helping me get to that place!
-participant in summer 2017 career camp
- Each week begins with a video mini-lecture with activity instructions
- On Fridays, we gather around the campfire. Each participant gets a chance to share, get, and give feedback and support / share ideas with their fellow campers.
- To close out the series, everyone gets a final one-on-one with Anna Marie
Expected weekly commitment: 4-5 hours / Cost for the series: $250
Career Camp was designed by Anna Marie Trester, Career Linguist, author of Bringing Linguistics to Work to hold space for career exploration and education.
By the end of camp, your pack will be filled with all the tools that you will need to get on out and navigate the next steps of your career journey! You will even have done some thinking about your map and met some fellow travelers to help you along the way: Here’s to what’s next.
To sign up now – put Career Camp into your basket on my booking page here
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Questions? Contact Career Linguist
Attend a Career Camp Information Session