Monterey Institute of International Studies

Career Panel Underscores the Value of Language Acquisition

Center for Advising and Career Services

Panelists from the Center for Advising and Career Services briefed SILP students on career opportunities in the language field.

July 22, 2013 - 12:00am

For many students, the Monterey Institute’s Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) is a gateway to advancement along their individual path, whether their next destination is a graduate program, further language study, or a return to their professional career. The bottom line is, in addition to opening up new opportunities for intercultural communication, language acquisition is a resume builder.

During a July 17 campus information session, students in the 2013 SILP program received an in-depth briefing on career opportunities in the language field. Staff members from the Center for Advising and Career Services presented a panel addressing language acquisition for career exploration, sharing their experiences working with multi-lingual students as they enter the workforce. A student and alumni panel followed, featuring students who have graduated or are currently attending the Monterey Institute sharing their experiences working in a career utilizing their languages. Participants in the latter panel included Kaydee Dahlin (MBA ’09), Timothy Ditter (MAIPS ’14), Kaley Grimland (MAIEP ’08), Natalia Vasilievna Zoubko (MATLM/MATI ’11) and Larisa Makshanova (MATLM ’12).

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