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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Career Development for Translators and Interpreters

LLC 561

This course aims to introduce students to essential professional tools and equip them with solid strategies to start their professional lives as translators and interpreters. Coursework includes strategies for building experience (volunteerism and professional service), an overview of major professional organizations and conferences, resume and professional materials writing, communicating with clients and establishing rates, networking and creating a professional online presence, and strategies to avoid common pitfalls and scams. Given the applied and practical nature of the course, (recorded) webinars with invited speakers are built into the course.
Course Details

Winter 2023


Dec 21, 2022 - Feb 3, 2023
Base Cost: $580 ($580/credit)
Term Fee: $60
Start date: Dec 21, 2022
End date: Feb 03, 2023
Last day to add: Dec 29, 2022
Last day to drop: Dec 29, 2022
Last day to withdraw: Jan 18, 2023