workshop: “Preparing for What’s Next”

2015 Linguistic Summer Institute Workshop: Professional Paths for Linguists: Preparing For What’s Next (as part of the Linguistics Summer Institute) Saturday, July 18th 2015 **Please pre-register by July 15th 2015** https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professional-paths-for-linguists-preparing-for-whats-next-lsa-workshop-tickets-17457731545 This full-day workshop is for anyone interested in exploring career paths for linguists. We will approach the job search as a research process, starting with …

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 …

I’m writing a book!

Actually, I’ve already written it. Bringing Linguistics To Work is a guide for linguists of all backgrounds looking to explore careers beyond academia. Whether you’re a recent undergrad, a graduate student, or someone already midway through their career, this book has been designed to help you use your linguistic experience to work through the career …

Finding meaning in work

This morning I was reading Amy Wrzesniewski, a Professor of Organizational behavior at Yale School of Management, whose research is focused on how people construct meaning of their work. She looks especially at contexts where this work is challenging to describe, or difficult to see (i.e. virtual work). I think this is apt for those …

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 …

Career Linguist profiled on the LSA member spotlight

Anna Marie Trester is an associate on the Learning team at the FrameWorks Institute. Prior to joining FrameWorks, she served as the Director of the MA in Language and Communication (MLC) Program in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University, where she worked with students to apply their sociolinguistic training to professional contexts. She has …

Some reflections on enough (doing, being, and having it)

Recently, I have been meditating on the idea of “enough” ….doing, being, and having it. In the job search, this question often comes up in the context of experience, and feeling perhaps like we may not have enough of it (or at least enough of the right kind).   When this question has come up in …

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 …