How to work with your language & how to make your language work for you
Date: Wednesday 25th February 2015
Venue: 420 Muirhead Tower
We often hear about how the ability to speak another language gives you the edge in the job market and how being bilingual means you are sought out by potential employers, but what does this mean for those of us pursuing postgraduate research, or those who opt to venture away from traditional language-focused professions such as translating, interpreting or teaching? Join us as we explore how you can market your foreign language skills and make them work for you when seeking employment, hearing first hand from those who have been in that position and done it successfully.
Come along to hear from Chris Packham (Careers Network) followed by a roundtable discussion featuring a selection of University of Birmingham postgraduates who have put their language skills to use in securing employment.
15:30-15:45 Introduction followed by a short talk from Chris Packham
15:45-16:10 Roundtable discussion
As always the event is open to everyone and free refreshments will be available. Feel free to drop in at any point during the hour. We hope to see you there.