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,

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The purpose of this group is to foster professional networking with Western Washington University Linguistics students, faculty, alumni and supporters. As our students transition to life after graduation, we will use this space to keep in touch, offer career advice, and share job opportunities. 

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What can I do with a degree in Linguistics?

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What do linguists do for a living? Learn about some of the job opportunities available to our graduates.

Linguistics Majors' Skills and Career Readiness

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What skills are important to linguists and employers?

Career Fair Preparation

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Tips, tricks and resources for attending a career fair.

Career Resources for Linguists

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Career resources from the 2021 Annual LSA Conference

Video Resources

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.”