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.

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 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

The cost:

  • 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!

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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!