Student Issues and Concerns
Students are the future of the linguistics profession. Whether you are a high school student interested in the Linguistics Olympiad, an undergraduate considering a degree in linguistics, a senior looking for the right graduate school, or a life-long learner, the LSA has a variety of resources and services for you.
The LSA's work on issues affecting students is conducted primarily through its Committee on Student Issues and Concerns (COSIAC). The committee organizes a variety of programs and activities for students, many of which are held at the LSA Annual Meeting:
- The Student Lounge provides a dedicated, refreshment-stocked area where students may congregate, participate in professional development activities, or just relax.
- The Graduate Student Panel provides critical, practical advice from their peers and professional advisors.
- The Student Mixer, held offsite at a local bar, provides an opportunity for students to relax and get to know each other in a less formal setting.
The Committee is also active in advising the LSA on the development and delivery of other resources for students, such as:
- Best Student Abstract Award
- Workshops at the biennial Linguistic Institute
- The Job Interview Service at the LSA Annual Meeting
- Fellowships to attend the biennial Linguistic Institute
- A new webinar series currently in development, including a recent program on Linguistic Entrepreneurship
- Grant Database for Linguistics Students (from annual meeting 2017 student panel, comment with edits and new grants)
- Directory of Linguistics Departments and Programs (browse degree-granting programs in linguistics)
- 2013 & 2014 LSA Annual Report on the State of Linguistics in Higher Education
- Membership Directory (LSA log-in required)
- Why Major In Linguistics (written by Monica Macaulay & Kristen Syrett)
- Linguists in Industry Video (presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting as part of the panel "Careers for Linguists in Industry"; LSA log-in required)
- Career & Professional Development Resources from the 2015 Summer Institute Workshops
- Other resources for student linguists (browse listservs, websites, media & databases)
- Women in Linguistics Mentoring Alliance (WILMA)
- Book: Surviving Linguistics: A Guide for Graduate Students