Special Topics- Career Development for Translators and Interpreters

This course aims to introduce students to essential technological tools and equip them with solid strategies to start their professional lives as translators and interpreters. Coursework includes an introduction to translation and interpreting technology and digital resources, strategies for building experience (volunteerism and professional service), an overview of major professional organizations and conferences, resume and professional materials writing, partnering with clients, networking and creating a professional online presence. Given the applied and practical nature of the course, webinars with invited speakers are built into the course.