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Thursday, 3:00–5:00 p.m., Lone Star G, JW Marriott

Using Your Language Proficiency and Cultural Expertise in a Federal Government Career

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Program arranged by the MLA Office of Research. Presiding: Joseph Pelkus, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Speakers: Joyce Baker, National Language Service Corps; Richard Donovan, Defense Language Inst.; Esther Isasia-Ross, FBI Language Services; Julie Johnson, United States Dept. of State; Roy Savoy, National Security Education Program; Patrice Shackleford, language recruiter

This workshop provides an overview of various federal careers that utilize skills in languages and cultural expertise—translator, interpreter, instructor, intelligence analyst, language analyst, foreign language program manager, foreign service officer, and law enforcement officer. Recruiters and subject-matter experts discuss career opportunities, ways to prepare for federal careers, and the application process.

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