Career Events at the upcoming LSA meeting

Wanted to draw your attention to a bunch of professionally-oriented events at the Linguistic Society of America’s annual conference, being held in Portland, OR from Jan. 8-11. Linguist Salon: Friday from 6:00 to 7:00. Panel: Linguists in Industry: Friday 8:30 – 10:00 PM. Organized by John Rickford, on behalf of the LSA executive committee. Career Exploration […]

For the professionally-oriented at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting

There are a number of wonderful career-oriented activities as part of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting Dec 3rd – 7th.  For those of you who will be in the DC area in early Dec are/or are thinking about making the trip – some of these activities might make attending worth your while!! Please share other […]

Tranferrable skills cultivated by music

Listening to NPR this am, I heard this wonderful story about the things that music teaches: http://www.npr.org/2014/09/20/350083230/harmony-project-offers-more-than-just-music-in-la In the first reporting of this story, Cory Turner focused on ways that learning music helped students to learn language.  In this second look, he finds that there are many other transferrable skills, which we linguists know are […]

Pocket Examples

Among the things you should have ready for the job search are: “Pocket examples;” these are little stories that exemplify how you work, how you think, and what you are passionate about. Here I will share some of my thoughts about how to find, polish and deliver them in a job searching context. I call them […]