Graduates of the Translation and Localization Management (TLM) program manage projects for global organizations and corporations seeking to translate an idea or product into other languages and cultures.
Alumni in the Field
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, 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
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.
This information is compiled from surveys of the Classes of 2011–2016 and refers to the first job after graduation (unless otherwise stated).
“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
Employment Status (One Year After Graduation, %)
Salary (U.S. BASED, EMPLOYED FULL TIME)
Secured Opportunity: 98%
Locations: United States, China, India, Japan, South Korea
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Secured Opportunity: 100%
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