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4. Preconvention Workshop for Job Seekers in Foreign Languages

Thursday, 5 January, 11:45 a.m.–1:15 p.m., 2A, WSCC

Program arranged by the ADFL Executive Committee

Presiding: Nelly Furman, MLA

Nelly Furman's Annotation:
In addition to the speakers from academe, we will be joined by Chris Brockett and Takako Aikawa from the research department of the Microsoft Corporation, who will speak about careers for PhDs in the corporate world.

Speakers: Takako Aikawa, Microsoft Corp.; Chris Brockett, Microsoft Corp.; Cathy L. Jrade, Vanderbilt Univ.; Mari Noda, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Timothy Jon Scheie, Univ. of Rochester; Luiz Fernando Valente, Brown Univ.

Session Description:

Representatives of different types of institutions describe work and career paths in BA-, MA-, and PhD-granting programs. Speakers will address aspects of the job search: the application dossier, interviews at the convention and on campus, waiting out a sluggish market, and negotiating an offer.


  • The Profession – Foreign Languages

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