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by Eva Gudbergsdottir

Career Fair 2018
The annual Translation, Interpretation and Localization Career Fair was held at the Monterey Marriott on Friday, March 9th.

The annual Middlebury Institute Translation, Interpretation and Localization Management (TILM) Career Fair was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Monterey on Friday March 9th. Representatives from national and international organizations, large and small companies attended, including over 30 recruiters with degrees from the Institute.

Sally Young MATI ‘99, who flew in from Geneva, Switzerland, to recruit for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) says the Institute Career Fair is key to her recruiting cycle.

Many of the alumni recruiters are regulars, and have returned to Monterey regularly seeking to hire and mentor students interested in following in the their footsteps. Sally Young MATI ‘99, who flew in from Geneva, Switzerland, to recruit for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) says the Institute Career Fair is key to her recruiting cycle. Others, like recent graduate Olga Melnikova MATLM ’15, did not have to travel as far. Melnikova works for the Monterey based Morovia, one of the sponsors of the fair. Other sponsors for 2018 are Vaco San Francisco LLC, the Judicial Council of California, MediaLocate and CSOFT. 

Many of the recruiters stay in Monterey late Friday, and even over the weekend to meet with students individually, and this year The Center for Advising and Career Services helped facilitate over 170 recruiter interviews with students on campus. Others, like two experience interpreters and alumni recruiters from the U.S. State Department, Lefteris Kafatos MACI '10, and Lam Chung-Pollpeter MACI '00, hosted career training sessions with students hoping to follow in their footsteps.

With over 40 employers attending Career Fair activities and over 170 interviews, the MIIS TILM Career Fair continues to be one of the premiere recruiting events for the language industry.
— Bryce Craft, director of employee relations

"I’m so proud of the way our students prepared and performed," says Bryce Craft, director of employee relations at the Institute. In the weeks leading up to the Career Fair, career advisors reviewed resumes with students and conducted mock interviews. Craft says the results from this "fine tuning" are clear: "Career opportunities and happy employers! With over 40 employers attending Career Fair activities and over 170 interviews, the MIIS TILM Career Fair continues to be one of the premiere recruiting events for the language industry." 

For More Information

Jason Warburg
jwarburg@middlebury.edu
831-647-3516

Eva Gudbergsdottir
eva@middlebury.edu
831-647-6606