The LSA's Linguistics Beyond Academia Special Interest Group will kick off the first-ever virtual summer “boot camp” in July 2021 that focuses exclusively on career training for linguists. The Linguistics Career Launch (LCL) is a four-week series of courses, talks, workshops, and events designed for linguists who want to pursue work outside of academia. Registration opens Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

The LCL is open to undergraduates as well as graduate students, post-docs, and alums -in short, any linguists who want to explore options beyond academia, into industry, government or non-profits. Faculty are welcome to register and attend as many sessions as they wish. Faculty will expand their horizons on employability of students with degrees at all levels, and will learn more about job search process, working with Career offices on campus, and replicating LCL with local resources.