I Want to Be an - Interpreter (Pt. 1)

by Trudy Schafer and Tim Muma  Monday, July 08, 2013

Trudy Schafer, MIP, MPA, CSC, CI/CT, is the project coordinator for the National Interpreter Education Center at Northeastern University. She has been a practicing interpreter since 1976 and an interpreter educator since 2002. Trudy has served as president of Children of Deaf Adults International and two state chapters of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf: Illinois and Massachusetts.
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Tim Muma is a Radio Program Coordinator at LocalJobNetwork.com (LJN). He is the host and producer for a variety of shows on LJNRadio where he engages with industry experts and individuals throughout the country to deliver current and relevant employment-related topics for his audience of job seekers, employed individuals, managers, and employers. He is also a co-host of job seeker webinars at LJ...
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The world is full of incredibly diverse individuals, yet somehow we all need to communicate with each other. Thankfully, the role of interpreter exists as a profession to help fill in the gaps, whether it be a language barrier or the inability to hear. Tim Muma is joined by Trudy Schafer, an experienced interpreter and project coordinator for the National Interpreter Education Center at Northeastern University. Trudy discusses the challenges and joys of such a position, as well as some of the skills that are required to succeed.


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Children and even some adults fantasize about finding their dream job. Sometimes they don't know what it is or how to get there. I Want to Be a... will walk our starry-eyed job seekers through the reality of how to fulfill their life's goal of becoming exactly what they want.


Duration: 18 Minutes

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