UPDATE – Interpreter Job Fair & Panel of Professionals

You’ve done the work to get the degree and certification. Now it’s all about getting the job. This event brings together interpreting agencies, colleges, school districts, and video relay companies looking for qualified sign language interpreters. There is a job fair and an interpreter workshop at Lone Star College-CyFair on Friday, November 13th. The Job Fair will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Conference Center Lobby and the Panel of Professionals Workshop will be held from 7:00-9:00 pm in CENT 151-153.These events are FREE!!!

UPDATE: These events are geared toward the interpreting profession as a whole and so potential DIs/CDIs are welcome to attend. One of our guests that evening is a Deaf Interpreter from a local agency and she will be available to answer specific questions you may have regarding work in this field.

Organizations participating in both the Job Fair and the Panel of Professionals Workshop:

  • Accessible Signs
  • Brazoria-Fort Bend RDSPD
  • Clear Creek ISD
  • Communication Axess Ability Group (CAAG)
  • Conroe RDSPD
  • Cy Fair ISD/Northwest Harris County Co-op for the Hearing Impaired
  • Goose Creek Consolidated ISD
  • Houston Community College System
  • Lone Star College System
  • Katy ISD/West 10 Co-op
  • Sign Language Interpreting Services, LLC (SLIS)
  • Sign Shares
  • Sorenson
  • Visual Communication Services

The workshop has been approved for 0.2 RID CEUs. Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID) is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This General Studies program is offered for .2 CEUs at the little/none knowledge Level. UPDATE:This event brings together interpreting agencies, colleges, school districts, and video relay companies looking for qualified sign language interpreters.

Topics asked of the panelists will include:

  • What does professionalism mean to you?
  • What elements should interpreters include on a resume?
  • Is it important to create a portfolio of sample work?
  • What types of professional development opportunities do these businesses have to offer after being hired?

DATE: 11/13/09
TIME: 5:00-9:00 pm

Event will be held at:
Lone Star College-CyFair
9191 Barker Cypress Road
Cypress, Texas 77433
CENT 151-153
www.lonestar.edu

For more questions, contact Leyel Hudson
Voice/Text: 832.326.3367
Click here to see the brochure/flyer (PDF)
A map to and of the campus can be found here

Thanks to TSID, McRID, and GHID for helping to host this event!

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