The Center for Applied Liberal Art's (CALA) MS in Translation and the NYU SPS Wasserman Center recently partnered with the global employer, TransPerfect, for a virtual résumé review event, which was open to students who are interested in careers in translation, marketing, and project management. TransPerfect is among the largest language services companies in the world, with offices in over 100 cities and specialities including translation, media localization, and e-discovery. Representatives of the company spoke with 12 NYU SPS students on Friday, February 21, to discuss their résumés and career goals.
“The NYU SPS Wasserman Center had been working with TransPerfect for a number of years,” noted Stephanie Cziczo of Wasserman, who helped to spearhead the event. Cziczo and her contacts at TransPerfect devised the virtual résumé review session “to deepen relationships with students in the MS in Translation and the MS in Project Management, which are both offered by the School, but also with students in other graduate programs.” Each student submitted a résumé in advance of the event and spent 15 minutes with a TransPerfect representative receiving feedback and discussing relevant roles at the company.
“I was really excited when Stephanie told me that TransPerfect was going to hold a résumé review day with us,” recalls Lu Liu, a Translation Society member who helped to coordinate the event. “I had a great time talking with Darya from TransPerfect, who gave me valuable feedback on my résumé. She also shared with me a translator’s daily responsibility and how different departments work together as a team at TransPerfect.”
Given the high level of student interest in the first résumé review day, Cziczo is hoping to schedule another session in the coming months. “Lu and the Translation Society jumped on the opportunity and really brought the event together,” she acknowledged. “The feedback I have received from both the employer and the students was that the event was very beneficial, and we hope to hold another in the future!”