Knowledge about careers is distributed

When it comes to doing an academic research projects, students understand that finding good sources is in fact part of the research process. And it is understood that it will take a significant amount of time to find sources, narrow down the scope etc.  However, somehow when faced with the prospect of searching for a […]

Ever heard any of these myths about PhDs in the workplace?

http://phdeviate.com/category/phd-myth-series/ I have – these were very much the belief of the hiring manager in the Dept where I worked in my first career in the financial industry.  I heard these myths before I had a graduate degree, and they did not ring true, and of course, they feel even more alien now – but […]

Casey Scott-Songin

Career Profile: Consumer Research The Career Profiles in Linguistics section regularly highlights career paths taken by linguists. If you would like to recommend someone (including yourself) for a future profile, please contact Career Linguist. This afternoon, I had the very great privilege of chatting with Casey Scott-Songin of Sapient-Nitro, a Marketing and Branding agency. I met Casey […]

BRIGHTEN your career outlook

My new answer to “what can you do with a degree in linguistics?” is BRIGHTEN!  This works both as a command to gloomy would-be nay sayers, but it is also the “world of work” acronym that I am trotting out these days.  BRIGHTEN stands for: Business, Research, Innovation, Government, Healthcare, Technology, Education, and Non-Profits.  These […]

Charlotte Linde

Career Profile: Narrative & Organizational Memory The Career Profiles in Linguistics section regularly highlights career paths taken by linguists. If you would like to recommend someone (including yourself) for a future profile, please contact Career Linguist. Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of meeting with Dr. Charlotte Linde, who works at NASA!  Specifically, she works at […]

Nancy Frishberg

Career Profile: Experience Research The Career Profiles in Linguistics section regularly highlights career paths taken by linguists. If you would like to recommend someone (including yourself) for a future profile, please contact Career Linguist. I wanted to know more about the world of User Experience Research, so where better?  I came here to the Bay Area to […]

School is your job

As a graduate student, there are many reasons for treating school like work. First and foremost, I would argue that it is very good practice. Office politics are among the things that people speak to as being among the most difficult aspects of the transition from student to professional, but if you choose to treat […]