Graduates of our Translation and Localization Management (TLM) master’s degree program are successfully launching careers managing projects for global organizations and corporations seeking to translate an idea or product into other languages and cultures.
Current Employment: Translation Project Manager, IXL Learning (Research Triangle, North Carolina)
Internship: Production Intern, InterEcho (Los Angeles, California)
Institute Advantage: I can’t think of an experience at the Institute that didn’t help me. The specialized knowledge and hands-on experience that students gain are invaluable, and I believe that this degree of attention is rare in the localization field. Your MIIS degree is really worth something. Trust it!
Story: How I Got Hired
Current Employment: Localization Project Manager, HighTech Passport (San Jose, California)
First Job After Graduation: Localization Project Manager and Simplified Chinese Linguist, Sony Playstation (San Mateo, California)
Internship: Localization Project Manager Intern, Sony Playstation (San Mateo, California)
Institute Advantage: The Translation and Localization Management program provided me with a broad spectrum of knowledge. Everything I learned about localization project management—CAT tools, Python, desktop publishing, and translation—helped strengthen my résumé, making it more relevant to the localization positions I was interested in. In addition to the course work, individual career meetings with my career advisor helped me secure my job.
Expertise: Team leadership, translation, management
Current Employment: Localization Project Manager, Unity Technologies (Remote)
First Job After Graduation: Localization Intern, Unity Technologies (Remote)
Internship: Localization Project Manager Intern, MediaLocate (Pacific Grove, California)
Institute Advantage: My career advisor, Winnie Heh, helped me set the right mindset to handle setbacks during the job search process. I used to feel very upset … I considered interviewing with a company and getting rejected a waste of time and effort, but I learned through Winnie’s guidance that every interview is a learning opportunity.
Story: How I Got Hired
Current Employment: Localization Project Manager, HubSpot (San Francisco, California)
First Job After Graduation: Localization Project Manager, Lionbridge (Santa Clara, California)
Internship: Sales and Marketing Intern, Lionbridge (Santa Clara, CA); Localization Program Manager Intern, Autodesk (San Francisco, CA)
Institute Advantage: The staff at the Center for Advising and Career Services puts a tremendous amount of effort into organizing useful Translation, Interpretation, and Localization Management career events so students can connect with the industry professionals. My professors encouraged me to attend industry events, which were a great way to enhance the classroom experience. I continue to attend these events as a working professional. Further, the knowledge I gained in the program is highly applicable to the real world.
Expertise: Project management, technical translation, business process improvement
Current Employment: Chinese Language Manager, Google (Beijing, China)
First Job After Graduation: Localization Project Manager, WeLocalize (San Mateo, California)
Internship: Localization Project Coordinator, Medialocate (Pacific Grove, California)
Institute Advantage: While at the Institute, the staff at the Center for Advising and Career Services helped me make a lot of important career decisions. After I graduated, I realized how powerful the Middlebury Institute network is in helping other Institute alumni make industry connections.
Launching Your Career in Localization Management
There is a great need for localization professionals who are proficient in translation, technology, and business skills. Middlebury Institute alumna and career advisor Winnie Heh offers advice for prospective students on how to prepare for these new career opportunities. Watch the recording of this online discussion.
One Year After Graduation
Many of our alumni are in rewarding careers around the world; scroll down to see where they are and what they are doing within 12 months of graduation.
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“I continue to be amazed by the caliber of graduates the Institute turns out year after year. In particular, I’m impressed with the localization management skills that MIIS infuses in its students. MediaLocate recruits many of its best project and account managers from the Institute because they come with language as well as business smarts specifically tailored to the needs of fast-paced, quality-driven technology firms in the Silicon Valley.”
—Stephan Lins, CEO, Medialocate
China; Germany; Japan; Taiwan; United States
Secured Opportunity: 98%
Locations: China, Costa Rica, Switzerland, United States
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Years: 2017, 2018
Locations: China, India, Japan, South Korea, United States
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