Did you know that language services make up a $50 billion industry?
The world's largest organizations need employees who are adept in translation, interpretation and localization, which is the art of adapting products or services to meet the needs of a language or culture.
Translation Week highlights Weber State's new programs in translation and localization. By engaging with these topics, students learn concepts such as how to overcome technical or cultural issues in digital applications like software, websites, videos or video games. An associate's degree or minor in localization is the perfect complement to a bachelor's degree in business, computer science, communication and many more. Plus, the skills and knowledge students learn in the program will help them stand out when applying for jobs in a competitive global market.
Translation Week is sponsored by Weber State University's Department of World Languages & Cultures and we look forward to a great week of events!
Schedule of Events
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th
11:30 am to 12: 30 pm
The Art of Literary Translation - Virtual Lecture by Dr. Christiana Hills.
Students will learn about the key issues in literary translation and how to prepare for careers in this field.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Improve Your Knowledge of Yourself & Your Surroundings: Medical Translation - Virtual Lecture by Pablo Mugüerza
Students will learn about the importance of the medical translation field and how to prepare for a career as a translator or interpreter in one of the language service fields with the most demand.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th
10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Scrabble up in World Languages!
This is an opportunity for students to learn about language clubs and the Department of World Languages & Cultures. Play Scrabble in various languages!
Location: Shepherd Union Atrium
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Translation, Interpretation, and Localization Employer Panel & Fair
Students will learn about potential career paths available, particularly in translation, interpretation, and localization nationwide. They will also learn about the next steps toward careers in these fields. Finally, students can learn about WSU's programs in translation and localization, student organizations, and World Languages & Cultures' available courses.
Location: Shepherd Union - 404AB Skyroom
We can't wait to see you and talk more about translation and localization!