bring story sparks to (career) conversations

I had a really great informational interview yesterday, and reflecting on it this morning, one of the reasons it went so well is that this person really had their pocket full of stories! As we move now into summer, you might find yourself doing more networking, and so I thought I would share some idea …

Career Linguist Spring Workshops

Are you a linguist thinking about your career? Be sure to check out the Spring Series of workshops featuring key insights to get you started. You’ll hear career stories from linguists who have found meaningful application of the skills and abilities cultivated by the study of linguistics, and you will have the opportunity to practice …

Virtual Community-Building

Let’s take the opportunity to virtually build community this week! And use these #s to keep us in the loop: #graciousnote, #honortheask, #windowsandmirrors send a gracious note to someone (whether you already know them or not – maybe it’s an expression of gratitude for an article that you recently enjoyed reading) reach out to someone …

Networking in Seattle – brought to you by Appen

Generously sponsored by Appen Limited, Seattle-area linguists are invited to mix and mingle in a spirit of generosity, curiosity, and with the understanding that our networks are our greatest professional assets. And there will be snacks! Thursday, Dec 12th 5-7pm RSVP for location detailsLocation information will be sent to attendees on Wednesday, Dec 11th Whether …

Should I stay or should I go? Either way, community is key

Lots that’s great about this book, not least of which that it was written at the same writer’s retreat that I attend (and that included among the list of possible careers is “writing retreat host in rural, VA!”). I really love that the book is designed to be read over five lunch hours – a …

Book review – Outliers

Now that I have finally gotten around to reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, I see why people have been telling me for years that I should read the thing! The book examines story structure, interrogating our ingrained ways of telling and hearing stories about success (and also failure). The big message: what we take to be …