Virtual participcation in the Linguistics Beyond Academia kick-off event

On September 24th, 6-7:00 pm (EST), we will be hosting our kick-off event for the newly formed LSA Special Interest group, “Linguistics Beyond Academia” We would like to invite those of you who are not in DC to join us virtually (through go-to-meeting) to hear about the professional paths of linguists who use their linguistics …

LinkedIn Company Pages

Using LinkedIn as a jobseeker Company Pages on LinkedIn contain at least three sources of information that are invaluable to the jobseeker and not easily found elsewhere: 1. Who else is following the organization. It is important to know: Whose radar screens have they pinged on? What does this reveal about their reach? How do they connect …

The business of language podcast

Am thrilled to have recenlty become aware of Tammy Bjelland’s Business of Language blog and podcast.  A self-identified “linguapreneur” Tammy has created these resources to be a space “where business ideas and love of language come together.”  She shares advice, experiences, and training with language professionals One recent post “where to find language jobs” is …

Special Interest group for linguists in business, non-profits, and government

I am submitting a proposal for a special interest group (SIG) for linguists working in business, non-profits and government for the Linguistics Society of America (LSA).  At this stage, I need to include the names of six members of the LSA who will be a part of the group. Interested?  Know someone else who I …

Throwback Thursday – honoring the ask

I just returned from a tremendously inspirational LSA conference, in which I had occasion to reflect on the ways that conferences are structured contexts for asking things. This Throwback Thursday reflects back on a blog post I wrote after I gave a workshop at Gallaudet where we focused on the idea of honoring the ask (read …

Throwback Thursday: Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Networking

I have been thinking (and blogging) lately about how it’s all about skills and also that if you are trying to get a message across, you should use a story to exemplify it. Well, I know of no better career story than that of  to exemplify that finding your professional path is about paying attention for …