Where I have given this workshop

Bringing Linguistics to Work(shop) has been designed to help linguistics students become more aware of (and better able to show) the transferability and applicability of linguistic skills and training in a range of professional contexts.

Check out some of the publicity surrounding a recent workshop at South Dakota State University

Focusing on story as a central tool, sharing stories of career linguists who have found innovative ways to put linguistics to work and adopting a story approach (story listening, finding, & telling) this workshop is designed to engender a sense of ownership, agency, and creativity to thinking about why the world (of work) needs linguists

Possible Themes / Activities include:

  • Navigating using the journey (path) metaphor
  • Pocket examples that “show” you at work
  • “Linguistics, what are you going to do with that?”
  • Using LinkedIn as a research tool
  • Putting the SOQs on your resume
  • Getting the “I want’s” out of your cover letter
  • The WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY & HOW of work
  • The importance of asking in networking
  • BRIGHTEN (business, research, innovation, government, healthcare communications, technology, education, and non-profits)

Workshop typically given as a 90 minute interactive presentation (you’ll find a more detailed description here: story approach to career blurb), but can be offered in a variety of formats, ranging from 45min to full-day; mixing lecture, activities, and workshopping; in-person or virtually

The cost:

  • in-person workshop $1000 (exclusive of travel)
  • $300 for a virtual presentation (on zoom) and I really do enjoy using the virtual medium. It lends itself well to close focus on language, which works out quite nicely!

Budget sensitivity means that I am open to exploring options, including sponsorship and collaborations (i.e. identifying partnering schools, or coordinating around other travel).  Let’s discuss!