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Friday, 07 January

285. Using Your Foreign Language Proficiency and Cultural Expertise in a Federal Government Career

1:30–3:30 p.m., 403A, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the MLA Office of Research

Presiding: Rusty Shughart, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Speakers: Richard Donovan, Defense Language Inst. Foreign Language Center; Tahir Hafeez, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Julie Johnson, Dept. of State; William Rivers, National Language Service Corps; Jason Smith, National Security Agency; Peter J. Sursi, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Maha S. Tannous, Federal Bureau of Investigation

This workshop will provide an overview of various federal careers that use skills in languages and cultural expertise—translator, interpreter, instructor, intelligence analyst, language analyst, foreign language program manager, foreign service officer, and law enforcement officer. Recruiters and subject matter experts will discuss career opportunities and the application process. A question-and-answer period will follow.

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