Events

6th annual careers mixer at LSA in NYC in Jan

 

For the 6th consecutive year, there will be a number of events broadening connectionsat the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting (being held in New York City from Jan 3- 7, 2019) focusing on careers (including a panel, a Mixer, mentoring office hours and more), hosted by the Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group (LBA SIG).

Check out the meeting schedule here

Want to get an idea of what to expect? Read the write-up from last year’s Mixer.

 

 

 

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BLx2W audiobook giveaway(s)

Congratulations to yesterday’s 20181116_211524BLx2W raffle winner from the American Anthropological Association’s Careers Expo!

Nancy, I will be in touch today to give you  information about how to access your copy  of Bringing Linguistics to Work.

Thanks everyone for participating in all of the wonderful conversations about career yesterday – keep ’em up!!


Yesterday’s event reminded me how much fun a raffle can be, so I’m going to go ahead and run a virtual giveaway here on Career Linguist to celebrate the release of the audiobook of Bringing Linguistics to Work: A Story Listening, Story Finding and Storytelling Approach to Career (just like I did last year to celebrate the release the paper version!)Screenshot 2018-03-23 16.47.12


Enter here to win between Nov 17th and Nov 27th!  I will do a drawing on Nov 28th and then announce the winners here on Career Linguist.com


And in the meantime, help me spread the word about the story approach to career!!!

 

 

 


Wanna get your own copy?

Be sure to use this link so that they know you were sent by me!

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Talk to Career Linguists at the AAA Careers Expo – 11/16 (San Jose, CA)

Headed to the AAA meetings in San Jose next week? 2018_meeting_250
Career Linguist Laurel Sutton and I are going to be woman-ing a booth focused on the topic “Linguistics Beyond Academia” at the 13th annual careers expo as part of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) annual meetings. https://lnkd.in/gJVpjFd. Stop by anytime between 11am and 4pm. I will have resources on hand including information about this blog, about our community, and about networking. I will even be raffling off a copy of my book Bringing Linguistics to Work!!
Last year there were more than 700 people in attendance at the Expo, and this year we are expecting many more, including (for the first time, thanks to members of this community) nearly a dozen linguists!!
Please stop by to share stories, inspiration, and ideas – build our community as we create opportunities for linguists and anthropologists.
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About the networking meetup in Boulder last month

Linguistic Society of America
Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group
Meet UpIMG_3496 (5) in Boulder, CO
September 19, 2018


Guest Post by Olivia Hirschey:
I had the pleasure of hosting the Linguistic Society of America’s Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group meet-up in Boulder this September. Events like these are a productive way to form connections and pathways between academia and industry, particularly as an increasing number of companies are starting to take note of the unique, valuable skill set linguists bring to work. It’s important to remember that work in academia and industry does not have to be an either/or situation, as this meet up showed.

At the event, graduate students and industry professionals met up at The Med (a delicious restaurant in downtown Boulder, thank you Med) to share advice, ask questions, and make connections across multiple linguistic subfields and industries, spanning from conversation analysis to computational linguistics, from tech companies to political campaign organizations. Please join us the next time we meet up and continue to build our networks of linguists, and feel free to email me at olivia.hirschey@colorado.edu.


Do you want to host a regional meet-up in your town?
Get in touch with the Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group!!

It’s a great way to give back, build our community, and create opportunities (for yourself and others – which brings us back to giving back, and building community )

 

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careers webinar: “Working in Tech — It’s Not Just for Computational Linguists!”

https://www.linguisticsociety.org/news/2018/09/06/webinar-linguists-working-tech-mark-your-calendars-september-26

Mark your calendars for a LSA careers webinar: “Working in Tech — It’s Not Just for Computational Linguists!”

Wednesday, September 26 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM U.S. EDT.

In this webinar, we will hear from linguists working in tech who found nontraditional, unexpected paths into the sector, and who continue to find new and interesting ways to express and employ their linguistic skills and interests. They will share their experiences, including things they wish they had known when they were starting on this professional path.

This webinar will be of interest to linguistics students and professionals who work in the technology sector or who are considering doing so.  In addition to the panel discussion, there will be time for question & answer, so come prepared with questions.

This webinar is sponsored by the LSA’s Special Interest Group (SIG) on Linguistics Beyond Academia.

Panelists: Samantha Beaver, Founder, Memra Language Services; Sam Cooper, Curriculum Specialist, NoRedInk; Christopher Stewart, Analytical Linguist, Google; Frankie Pennington, Data Collection Administrator, Sensory, Inc.; Brent Woo, Language Engineer, Amazon

Registration is limited to 100, and LSA members will be given priority.  Click here to register for the webinar.

ASL interpretation will be provided for LSA webinars if at least two week’s advance notice is provided.  This notice is required in order to secure the services of qualified interpreters.   If less advance notice is provided, the LSA will attempt to secure interpreters but cannot guarantee availability. Please provide advance notice by contacting David Robinson, the LSA’s Director of Membership and Meetings.

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Networking meet-up in Boulder – Linguistics Beyond Academia

On behalf of the Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group for Linguistics Beyond Academia, I am thrilled to announce a networking meet-up in Boulder, CO Wednesday, Sept 19th at 6:30 pm at the Med.broadening connections

The Med
1002 Walnut Street
Boulder CO 80302
themedboulder.com

(there will be a sign on the table to help you find the group and/or contact info of the organizers will be provided when you RSVP)

A professional get-together for linguists currently based in the Boulder, CO area.

Whether you’re currently using your linguistics training in an applied or professional setting, or want to learn more about how you might do just that, this group is for those who want to connect with other local professionally-oriented linguists!

RSVP here and help us spread the word

Want to hold a networking meetup in your town?  Get in touch!
https://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/linguistics-beyond-academia

 

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Call for research participants: Women in Tech project

The Women in Tech-Retention (WIT-R) project – a partnership between The University of Maryland and research firm InContext –  is seeking to learn how colleges can prepare women and men for success early in their technology careers. They are looking for research participants who are women and men within the first 18 months of their first jobs in tech.

If you or someone you know fits the bill and would like to participate in the study, follow this link.


More about the Project:

The Women in Tech-Retention (WIT-R) project investigates why many women are leaving the high-tech field in large numbers — 50% more than men leave mid-career. Whereas much research is focused on getting women into STEM, nearly none addresses the work conditions needed for women to stay and thrive. To find out more about the WIT-R project go to: http://www.incontextdesign.com/womenintech

For this phase of the project, InContext is collaborating with the University of Maryland. The project focuses on understanding how to best prepare women and men for success early in their technology careers. We would like to talk with recent graduates to understand how your education did or did not help you transition to success at work. Then we’d like to explore your early job experiences after graduation. We are interested in how your employer trained or prepared you for success in your first job. We are looking for people working in industry for 9-24 months in technology professions such as development, technical product management, user research, and design.

The interview will be in person or remotely through Skype for two hours at a time convenient to you. All interviews are confidential. Interviewers take anonymous written notes during the sessions. Interview notes will reference a user number and all organizational names will be removed. No personally identifying information is captured. Thank you for being willing to help with this inquiry. You are helping us improve both the education curriculum and what companies do to get young people started in their careers.