One of the things that makes our program very interesting is that we cover so many different topics. And I think that we have probably the most broad curriculum of any localization program in North America, if not the world.
I picked this program because it combines the linguistic aspect with the technical part, and I think that's very exciting. And this school is one of the only institutions that offer this program. And because I wanna set foot into the localization industry, this was the best choice for me.
Well, my studies here was a mixture of translation, interpretation and localization. And I had a chance to intern at a Stanford hospital. And we got to use advanced tools, computer assisted translation tools, in the field. That's a very wonderful opportunity that I got.
We have a really close relationship with the localization industry. And we are always interacting with folks in the industry to find out what kind of skills they're looking for in the people that they hire. And we're making changes to our courses to respond to their needs.
We need game testers who have the language skills that we need. And then there's game testing from a localization point of view, where we're translating our games, and we need to check primarily when text appears on the screen.
Monterey is so close located to the Bay Area, and also the Silicon Valley, which is really great because this gives us an opportunity to attend events in the Silicon Valley. And those are really helpful also to learn about the localization industry. Many, in fact, in not the majority of our students have internships that are ongoing throughout the academic year. There are a few localization agencies right here, in Monterrey, that they work at, and for other agencies, they work remotely. And we're finding out that agencies are opening up offices here in Monterrey, partially to get access to our students. Here, you will learn the most advanced expertise in this profession because every professor are the most selective ones in the world. And they are also practicing profession as well. They never stop practicing.
It's so easy to get help from the professors. Even on the weekend when I had some issues with coding, my professor emailed me right back which was really great.
The goal for our graduates is to get them their dream job in the localization industry. And to do that, we're giving them the skills that employers are looking for
Everything I've learned here so far is so relevant. Just meeting people from the localization industry outside of MIIS made me realize that all the skills are really important to know.
If you've been looking for a way to use your language skills, and you'd like to learn some business and technology skills as well, then translation and localization management is the perfect program for you.