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 …

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 …

Stories around the campfire series

The campfire is an open space for linguists to gather and share career stories. Because we experience our careers as the job(s) we are doing now, these conversations engage this career / job duality using story as a navigational tool. Our storytellers will be invited to share their career journies by providing details about the …

Navigating Careers recording is up!

Navigating Careers was a discussion hosted by the LSA, convened by the Special Interest Group: Linguistics Beyond Academia about the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” of work featuring three intrepid linguists! Inspired by the WaLK series on the Career Linguist blog, we used the “work interrogatives” to help illuminate the twists and turns …

LinkedIn for Linguists recording

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking platform and has become one of the most important ways to connect with past, current and potential potential colleagues, collaborators, employees, employers, mentors, subject matter experts and clients.  Thus, the communication which takes place on LinkedIn is tremendously valuable for all linguists.  However, many people misunderstand or underestimate …

Career Linguist on Public Broadcasting

I was delighted to have been interviewed today by linguist Lori Walsh today on South Dakota Public Broadcasting for her wonderful program In the Moment. The conversation with me appears at the very end of this segment. I worked in many of my big ideas: adopting an improvisational mindset (the importance of curiosity) a linguistic …

Lingthusiasm podcast

I am delighted to report that two of my very favorite internet linguists Lauren Gawne and Gretchen McCulloch have teamed up to launch a podcast called Lingthusiasm.  It’s a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics!!! You can listen to it on iTunes, Soundcloud, Google Play Music, YouTube or most other podcast apps via rss. They launched with three episodes: …