I have presented at a range of academic, research, and professional organizations and institutions, including:
Bringing Linguistics to Work(shop) has been designed to help linguistics students become more aware of (and better able to show) the transferrability and applicability of linguistic skills and training in a range of professional contexts.
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 metaphor
- Pocket examples that “show” you at work
- How to answer: “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 work interrogatives (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 of one option here: story approach to career blurb), but can be offered in a variety of formats: mixing lecture, activities, and workshopping; in-person or virtually
- in-person workshop $1000 (exclusive of travel)
- $500 for a virtual presentation (on zoom) the virtual medium 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!