The number of students choosing Translation Studies at universities has been decreasing gradually, and also in many secondary modern and grammar schools, the subject of modern languages does not seem to get as much attention as it should. This is an unfavourable development, in particular in the era of globalisation. For this reason, the importance of languages and translation, whether in professional life or in academic circles, cannot be emphasised enough.
Therefore, The Translation People were happy to attend the “Careers in Translation and Interpreting” event at the University of Birmingham, 21st February 2011. The purpose of this event was to give students an idea of the different opportunities the translation industry has to offer.
In view of the interesting guest speakers with different backgrounds, the careers day was very diverse and informative. Being a graduate from Aston University, Birmingham Account Manager Denise Sauer was invited to give a speech about her career path and her daily role in project management. Also, she gave students useful tips on how to enhance their CVs for future applications.
The Translation People would like to thank The University of Birmingham for the invitation and look forward to future career events.