World of Work (WOW) – Applied Storytelling

This month’s World of Work post is about applications of storytelling, inspired by a great book that I just finished reading: Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan (Founder of Anecdote, the world’s largest business storytelling company), and my having attended the Mariposa Storytelling Festival where I experienced the powerful work of innovative professional storytellers David Novak, …

Bringing Linguistics to Work(shop)

This Spring I have been giving a workshop with linguistics students around the country called Bringing Linguistics to Work. It is designed to get students thinking about the transferable skills they are currently acquiring and to call their attention to the problems and challenges that are already calling their attention as expressed through the classes …

Framing Public Health Informatics

In this podcast, linguist Dr. Marissa Fond, the Assistant Director of Research at the FrameWorks Institute, talks about how she and her team develop communication strategies that help professionals (in this case public health informaticians) to describe their work. http://phii.org/blog/explaining-informatics Marissa describes the challenges of conveying nuanced topics in concrete ways, and explains why metaphors …

Emily Pace – Part II

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. Emily Pace is the Principal Linguist at Expert System USA. She earned her MS in Theoretical Linguistics from Georgetown University, where she also studied French …

Improvisational Storytelling

Join the bravest of the Better Said Than Done storytellers on October 29, 2016 for our 3rd annual Night at the Improv. Unlike other improv and storytelling shows, we offer improvised storytelling. The storytellers in the show will not have stories prepared but, rather, will tell stories on the spot based on audience prompts. http://www.bettersaidthandone.com/2016/10/19/improvisational-storytelling/

Job Interview Questions

to cap off our series on the work interrogatives, some questions to make sure to ask in you job interviews, reposted from Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/question-you-should-always-ask-at-the-end-of-every-job-interview-2016-9 Job interviews should be a two-way street in which both parties — the candidate and the employer — have the same goal: to figure out whether there’s a fit. The …

job posting: Research Associate Intern (AIR)

Overview: The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR is a collaborative organization that works with clients to examine a wide range of projects from early childhood development to adult education as well as individual and organizational performance. AIR prides itself in …

jobs at National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at Univ. MD

National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland, is hiring for several positions. Primary responsibilities of Item Writers include developing multiple choice and constructed response test items. Primary responsibilities of Quality Assurance Editors include ensuring that Center materials adhere to client quality, content, and style requirements; developing and sharing expertise in project-specific client …