Bring Languages to Work Workshop

Event Date: 
03/15/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
The Language Commons, New Cabell Suite 298
Anna Marie Trester

The event is sponsored by the Institute of World Languages, the Linguistics Program, and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

Refreshments will be served. 


This workshop is designed to get language majors and graduate students thinking about the transferable skills they are currently acquiring and how these apply in the world of work outside the academy. We can take our skills and training anywhere, but only to the extent that we can recognize them ourselves and make them understood. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Trester will guide students working toward language degrees through the career process. You will learn how to use your research and language skills to identify organizations that interest you, how to navigate social media, networking, and interviews, and how to best tell your own story to get that dream job. All students are welcome! This workshop is perfect for all those who study languages and/or the humanities.


Bio: Dr. Anna Marie Trester is an interactional sociolinguist. She has worked as a trainer at the FrameWorks Institute, a social change communications firm, and served as director of the Language and Communication MA program at Georgetown University. She is committed to helping linguists expand their professional options and helping the “world of work” appreciate how much linguists have to contribute. She has published in venues such as Text and Talk, Language and Society, and The Journal of Sociolinguistics. She is co-editor (with Deborah Tannen) of Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media (2013) and author of Bringing Linguistics to Work (2017). She received her MA in linguistics from NYU in 2002 and her PhD from Georgetown in 2008.