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For many students, the Monterey Institute’s Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) is a gateway to advancement along their individual path, whether their next destination is a graduate program, further language study, or a return to their professional career. The bottom line is, in addition to opening up new opportunities for intercultural communication, language acquisition is a resume builder.

During a July 17 campus information session, students in the 2013 SILP program received an in-depth briefing on career opportunities in the language field. Staff members from the Center for Advising and Career Services presented a panel addressing language acquisition for career exploration, sharing their experiences working with multi-lingual students as they enter the workforce. A student and alumni panel followed, featuring students who have graduated or are currently attending the Monterey Institute sharing their experiences working in a career utilizing their languages. Participants in the latter panel included Kaydee Dahlin (MBA ’09), Timothy Ditter (MAIPS ’14), Kaley Grimland (MAIEP ’08), Natalia Vasilievna Zoubko (MATLM/MATI ’11) and Larisa Makshanova (MATLM ’12).

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