Today we talk with Caitlin Quiat about the TLM Mentorship Program, which is a mentorship program designed to connect alumni, students, and recent graduates from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS), and their efforts to create community within the localization industry. Through creating these connections, both mentor and mentee can benefit, by getting a glimpse into what students of localization are learning and the potential talent pool, as well as students being able to hear from current industry professionals and being able to receive advice and anecdotes from more experienced people within the industry. As this is a live conversation, we may delve into talking about other valuable programs, as well! For more information on the he TLM Mentorship Program, please visit their website here: https://sites.miis.edu/tlmmentorship/ (Signups will begin again in August, so keep an eye out!)
Driven, curious, and efficient localizer in training. A thoughtful, organized individual, through her experience in a variety of work settings, she has grown accustomed to working in groups as well as spearheading her own projects. After living three years in Japan, spending two in Niigata City on the JET Program, she grew excited about connecting cultures and decided to pursue a career in localization. Currently a candidate for the Masters of Arts in Translation and Localization Management, she is devoting her time to furthering her Japanese studies, deepening her intercultural understanding, and diving into the world of localization, especially related to project management. When she's not studying, she's playing video games, baking, or embroidering.
There is a shadow industry driving the growth of ALL global brands: Localization. Let’s talk globalization, localization, translation, interpretation, language, and culture, with an emphasis on how it affects your business, whether you have a scrappy start-up or are working in a top global brand. Topics are taken from the most recently published market research from Nimdzi Insights (and other sources) and will feature guest speakers from time to time. If you have suggestions for new topics or guests, or would like to be a guest yourself, please reach out to our producers at [email protected] to pitch your idea. If you have suggestions for new topics or guests, or would like to be a guest yourself, please reach out to our producers at [email protected] to pitch your idea.
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