Published: 18 April 2024

CTS Careers Fair 2024

The Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) at the University of Surrey is organising their 8th annual careers fair for students looking into a career in the language industry or other industries where multilingual and intercultural communication is vital.

Whether translating marketing material of global brands, interpreting in diplomatic settings, subtitling the latest Netflix series, experts are needed to support global and local businesses and organisations in their efforts to communicate with audiences around the world. 

  • Are you currently a masters student at the CTS?
  • Perhaps you know more than one language and want to combine your BA degree with languages for an exciting career?
  • Are you simply curious and want to find out more?

Please join us on the 1st of May, from 2pm to 5pm, in the LTE and LT Foyer. 

At the CTS careers fair you will:

  • Discover exciting career opportunities available in the language industry and beyond.
  • Network with language industry professionals to learn about how to combine your existing skills with your language skills in this growing, high-tech, and creative industry. 
  • Learn from the current CTS students about our programmes to see if that’s something you’d like to pursue at MA level.

Tentative schedule

14.00 – 14.05Welcome. Joanna Gough (CTS) 
14.05 – 14.25Student Presentation. Emily Ruston, Jiali Huo, Georgia Meakins and Jiaqi Zhu
14.30 – 14.35

Mother Tongue. Michelle Lok, Senior Account Manager and Ellis MacKenzie, Talent Manager

14.35 – 14.40

Hogarth. Viviana Lagoudi, Team Lead and Adrian Cruz, Senior Talent Manager

14.40 – 14.45

Oncall Interpreters and Translators. Ana Jimenez, Head of Conference Interpreting and Maria Leonardi, Conference Interpreting Account Manager

14.45 – 14.50

Alpha. Lucy Thompson, Programme Manager and Valentina Pacino, Translator

14.50 – 14.55

THG Fluently. Silvia Durrsperger, Senior Director; Gianfranco Gentile, Linguist Community Manager and Chiara Astuti, Operations Director – Translations & Interpreting

15.55 – 15.00

Language Line. Mel Rosmade, Translations Operation Manager and Ophélie Guenaud, Junior Translations Project Manager

15.00 – 15.05

Transperfect. James Powell, Department Manager, Vendor Manager

15.05 – 15.10

Wordbank. Sarah Donnelly, Project Solutions Director

15.10 – 15.15

Interlanguage Translation Ltd (ILT Group) Manuela Simonetti, Founder 

15.15 – 15.20 

Acolad. Nancy Pollini, Senior Director of Business Development  

PART 2 – NETWORKING (LT ground floor foyer) 
15.20 – 17.00Please join the representatives of the Language Services Companies for Networking 

No need to register – just turn up to take the first step towards an exciting career!

Please see here the report on the 2023 CTS careers fair.

Watch our promotional video here

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