Career Camp

Summer 2018 Edition of Career (Linguist) Camp
May 4th -June 8th

WHY: 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 can bring linguistics to work!

WHAT: Career Camp is five weeks of focused activities and structured feedback on the stories used in career interactions. Weekly activities focus on bringing a linguistic lens to the stories which comprise the texts and interactions surrounding the job search so that you have a resume that blows their SOQs off, cover letters that speak to why THEY need you, and pocket examples that show you @ work!

HOW: This group helps members break down the process of career exploration into small, manageable pieces and to make progress as part of a community. By bringing our linguistic ways of listening to paying attention to our stories, we help one another to see what our stories are doing for us, and crucially, how much more our stories can be doing for us!

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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
    • Orientation – why are you here?
    • 2nd week – story approach to career
    • 3rd week – story listening
    • 4th week – story finding
    • 5th week – story telling
  • On Fridays, we gather around the campfire to discuss what you have been working on. Each participant gets a chance to share, get, and give feedback and support / share ideas with their fellow campers, and ask questions.
  • 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

WHO: Career Camp has been designed by Anna Marie Trester, Career Linguist, author of Bringing Linguistics to Work to help linguists explore and educate themselves about careers to be equipped to do just that!!  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?  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 Summer 2018 into your basket on my booking page here


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Questions? Contact Career Linguist

Attend a Career Camp Information Session