Audio and Video, Career Paths for linguists, Storytelling

Serena Williams at the campfire

 

Thank you to Serena and to guest host Jen Polk of From PhD to Life for a wonderfully elucidating campfire conversation.  We began with an exploration of localization, or work in culturally relevant translation!  Serena gave us some great illustrative examples and in-depth exploration of the skills that are needed to work as a linguist in this professional context. Big ups to her efforts at broadening the definition of Applied Linguistics to include the application of all linguistic theory. And I hope you write your book Serena, I would buy it!!


Help Serena get the word out:
“Do you guys realize that if you love linguistics, this industry exists!”


Learn more about Serena’s role at Avantpage: https://www.avantpage.com/serena-williams-joins-avantpage-as-linguistic-quality-manager/

Find Serena on LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/serena-williams-4ba24110a/


Catch up on the stories that you have missed by going to the stories around the campfire page here on Career Linguist.
Linguists’ skills and training can be brought to the challenges of our time – listen to hear what pressing questions these folks address in their work and where they see more opportunities for linguists in future. If you would like to recommend someone for the series (including yourself), contact Career Linguist.

 

Audio and Video, Career Exploration, Storytelling

Kathryn Ticknor at the Campfire

A wonderful conversation about health research, from the most engaging and inspirational Kathryn Ticknor!


Check out her MEDx talk here:

and on Twitter @ticktalkrock


Catch up on the stories that you have missed by going to the stories around the campfire page here on Career Linguist.
Linguists’ skills and training can be brought to the challenges of our time – listen to hear what pressing questions these folks address in their work and where they see more opportunities for linguists in future. If you would like to recommend someone for the series (including yourself), contact Career Linguist.

 

Audio and Video, Career Paths for linguists, Storytelling

Greg Bennett at the Campfire

Great information for career linguists about how to get started in the world of UX research – thank you Greg for going above and beyond for your users (and for us)!  🙂


Resources from Greg:
First of all his, excellent website:
and then a site developed by salesforce that gives the foundational principles for design and research: https://trailhead.salesforce.com/trails/build-better-ux
Methodology Texts:
Quick Read for the Ethnography of UX:

Catch up on the stories that you have missed by going to the stories around the campfire page here on Career Linguist.
Linguists’ skills and training can be brought to the challenges of our time – listen to hear what pressing questions these folks address in their work and where they see more opportunities for linguists in future. If you would like to recommend someone for the series (including yourself), contact Career Linguist.

 

Audio and Video, Career Paths for linguists

Nick Gaylord at the Campfire

Thank you Nick Gaylord for a tremendous conversation about how you navigated a career path amidst the world of things “structured and systematic, yet abstract and confusing”  Nick gives career linguists some rich insight into the value of the skills and abilities we possess including that we are: uniquely good at constructing representative data sets; rigorously skeptical; and we pay attention to the internal structure of logical formulations.  Particularly valuable to jobseekers is his discussion of product/market fit (i.e. how to sell stuff that people are going to buy) and how this relates to your job candidacy!


Nick can be found on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-gaylord-9b702631/
on Twitter @texastacos
and he blogs at PhDeli https://phdeli.wordpress.com

One recent great post from his blog that demonstrates how how he thinks as a data scientist (while also sharing some great advice for jobseekers) how long will it take me to find a job? (a post in conversation with Jen Polk of Beyond the Professoriate.


Catch up on any stories around the campfire that you missed
Linguists’ skills and training can be brought to the challenges of our time – listen to hear what pressing questions these folks address in their work and where they see more opportunities for linguists in future. If you would like to recommend someone for the series (including yourself), contact Career Linguist.

About Linguistics, Audio and Video

Lots of careers for linguists

Marc Franco of Snap Language addresses some of the big misconceptions about our field, including the big one: that there are few careers that we are suited for!

He even shares some great resources, enjoy!:


RELATED VIDEOS “About Literacy” playlist: https://goo.gl/t2DtAU “About Language and Linguistics” playlist: https://goo.gl/wXB6xh

FURTHER READING “The linguist vs polyglot gaffe” (web article): http://goo.gl/mVLxIO “Why linguists hate being asked how many languages they know.” All Things Linguistics (blog):  http://allthingslinguistic.com/post/48473292525/why-linguists-hate-being-asked-how-many-languages

REFERENCES “Current LINGUIST Subfields.” The Linguist List (web page):  http://www.linguistlist.org/LL/LingSubfields.cfm

“What is Linguistics?” Linguistics (University of California, Santa Cruz web page): https://linguistics.ucsc.edu/about/what-is-linguistics.html

“Why Major in Linguistics?” Monica Macaulay and Kristen Syrett. (Linguistic Society of America web page): https://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/why-major-linguistics

Audio and Video, Career Paths for linguists, Events

Abby Bajuniemi at the campfire

Thank you to Abby Baujuniemi for a phenomenal conversation and for kicking off the stories around the campfire series!  We got to hear some incredibly rich details about her work as a user researcher – including one recent project involving data visualization, the Minnesota State Fair and Facebook – along with great advice for those looking to break into this incredible field.



Catch up on the stories that you have missed by going to the stories around the campfire page here on Career Linguist.
Linguists’ skills and training can be brought to the challenges of our time – listen to hear what pressing questions these folks address in their work and where they see more opportunities for linguists in future. If you would like to recommend someone for the series (including yourself), contact Career Linguist.