Career and Professional Development Resources
To request any of our resources in an alternate format, please contact WWU Linguistics Department Manager Sara Helms, 360-650-3914, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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What can I do with a degree in Linguistics?
What do linguists do for a living? Learn about some of the job opportunities available to our graduates.
Linguistics Majors' Skills and Career Readiness
What skills are important to linguists and employers?
Career Fair Preparation
Tips, tricks and resources for attending a career fair.
Career Resources for Linguists
Career resources from the 2021 Annual LSA Conference
Job/Internship Listing Sites:
About Job Seeking
Career Profiles of Linguists
Linguistics Society of America
Linguistics as a Profession
Professional Paths for Linguists: Preparing for What’s Next
“At the Linguistic Society of America 2015 Annual Meeting, linguists from Google, Microsoft, and other companies spoke about their work and gave advice for linguists interested in pursuing a career in 'industry’.”
Linguists in Industry: LSA 2015 Annual Meeting
“Full-day workshop by Anna Marie Trester (FrameWorks Institute) and Anastasia Nylund (Georgetown University) on opportunities for anyone exploring career paths for linguists.”