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6/28 Student Forum with the Linguistic Society of America

Friday, June 28, 2013 6 pm
Room 2330, Mason Hall
Interested in providing feedback to the Linguistic Society of America?  The LSA is currently engaged in a strategic planning process, and we would welcome your input in the context of a structured focus group. The studentfocus group will be facilitated by David Robinson, the LSA’s Director of Membership and Meetings. Refreshments will be provided, including pizza, salad, and sodas. This event will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, June 28th in 2330 Mason Hall.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP by Wednesday, June 26th so we can plan to order enough food.

7/01 COSIAC Workshop: Disseminating Research as a Student

Monday, July 1, 2013 7 pm
Room 2306,  Mason Hall
This panel, consisting of Karlos Arregi, Anne Curzan and William Snyder, will be a Q&A that focuses on avenues for disseminating research as a student.

7/08 COSIAC Workshop: Professional Development with Anna Marie Trester (Georgetown University)

Monday, July 8, 2013 7 pm
Room 2306, Mason Hall

Whither Linguistics: Oh The Places You’ll Go!

This interactive workshop looks at career exploration through a linguistic lens. I begin by sharing career paths of linguists, then – turning to the series of texts and interactions which comprise job searching – I demonstrate how a linguist’s eye is invaluable in navigating these highly textual genres and in presenting oneself professionally.

Three core linguistic ideas covered:

1) enacting a deictic shift from that of student to professional, moving from focusing on why you want/need a particular job to thinking about why THEY want/need you. 

2) deconstructing some of the unproductive metaphors and framing which shape thinking about the job hunt, and the notion of a perfect job

3) adopting a narrative approach

The goal of the workshop is to increase students’ awareness of how language – especially narrative – works in various sectors of the work force and helps job seekers better connect with their audiences.

7/12 Forum with Greg Alger of Lexicon Branding

Friday, July 12, 2013 10:00 am
Room 2330, Mason Hall

Lexicon Branding is a San Francisco Bay Area-based firm known for developing strategic brand names for products, services, and companies. Since 1982, Lexicon has worked with clients as diverse as Apple, Subaru, and Starbucks to create some of the world’s most disruptive brand names. The company’s credentials include Swiffer, BlackBerry, OnStar, Embassy Suites, Pentium, Scion, and Febreze. Read more at

7/15 COSIAC Workshop: Women in Graduate Programs in Linguistics (with COSWL)

Monday, July 15, 2013 7 pm
Room 2306, Mason Hall

COSWL (Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics) will discuss the resources offered available to women in graduate linguistics programs.