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WLGC: BookBuzz "Employing Linguistics"

January 01 @ 00:00 AM - 00:00 AM

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"Thinking and Talking About Careers for Linguists” "BookBuzz" series - Fireside chat with Dr. Anna Marie Trester

In our "book buzz" series we will have a Fireside chat with Dr. Anna Marie Trester.

Using insights drawn from the experiences of professional linguists working in a range of domains, this book is an essential resource to help you recognize the value and relevance of your skills and training as a linguist in the job market. No matter where you are in your career – just starting a first job or reflecting back on 30 years – this book provides an interpretive frame for catalyzing momentum around what comes next. Encouraging you to approach your career with agency and curiosity, Anna Marie Trester details the myriad ways that linguists can contribute meaningfully to the world of work. Exploring the connections between linguistics as a field of study and a way of thinking, she details the ways in which the powerful observational and analytical skills and abilities cultivated by a background in linguistics can be employed in a diverse range of professional workspaces. With activities, exercises, and a review of career literature, Employing Linguistics helps you seek and create opportunities as you choose what challenges to focus on next.

? Date: 20 Feb, 2024

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Pacific time

? Location: Online

Type of event: Fireside Chat

Moderated by Nadja Ruhl

Guests: Dr. Anna Marie Trester


    • Intro of Women in Localization & Global Community
    • Introduction to the author
    • Fireside Chat
    • Q&A

This event will be hosted and moderated by the Events and Content team within Global Community of Women in Localization and Chapters.

About the Author:

Founder of Career Linguist

Anna Marie Trester founded Career Linguist in 2013. As the author of Bringing Linguistics to Work and Employing Linguistics for Bloomsbury Press, she speaks and gives workshops as Career Linguist and with organizational partners PIER Consulting Group, The FrameWorks Institute, and Anecdote International.

Prior to joining FrameWorks, she served as the director of the MA in Language and Communication (MLC) program for the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University, where she worked with students to apply their sociolinguistic training to professional contexts. She has taught courses at Georgetown University, Howard University, University of Maryland, University College, and Boise State. Her courses have covered cross-cultural communication, language and social media, and the ethnography of communication.

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