'Ofer (lynxypoo) wrote in linguaphiles,

Post-university job-search syndrome...

[Freshman at a University in the United States]

So I know that for any major relating to language (or anything in the liberal arts for that matter) it is going to be difficult to pinpoint a job. I've toyed with the idea of being a translator for books/movies/etc, or to maybe work in an international branch of a company or something... but when it comes straight down to it, I have no idea how to go about it.

All I really know is that I want to do something with language, and I want to live somewhere that isn't the United States. Maybe England, so my [French] boy and I can chunnel to France on the weekends or something!

Anyway, how exactly does one get into a field as some kind of translator? I mean, it's still a few years off, but I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into, and how to get myself into it. Especially since I'd be looking for a job overseas, and all...

Tags: translation&interpreting

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