LANGUAGE COLLABORATORY – Marketable Language Competencies

Rebekah Pryor Paré, Associate Vice Chancellor, Career Development

Washington University in St. Louis

3:30 pm CDT
Thursday, November 3
on Zoom

Description:

Join Rebekah to discuss the competencies our language learners are developing, why they are marketable, and who’s seeking them. Rebekah will share why it is important that students understand and can communicate competencies they are learning and a few strategies to incorporate competency discussions in the classroom.

About the discussant:

Rebekah Paré joined WashU in 2022 as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Career Development and Education, responsible for creating a new unified career center for the university. Prior to arriving at WashU, Paré was the founding Associate Dean and Executive Director of SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she led a nationally recognized career initiative. At Wisconsin, she transformed liberal arts career preparation, with a focus on engaging students early and often in the undergraduate experience, increasing student participation in career services six-fold, involving hundreds of employers in career development programs for students, connecting thousands of alumni to students for mentorship and professional opportunities, integrating career development into the academic experience in partnership with faculty, and elevating the liberal arts college’s appeal, contributing to increased enrollments and improved career outcomes. Having studied both German Literature and Musicology, she completed her graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is passionate about supporting the arts and humanities.

Delivery format: Zoom meeting

Contact: Jana Martin, Associate Director, Language Institute. Email Jana for access to a recording of the session.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, contact Adolfo Carrillo Cabello at least three business days prior to the event.

Sponsors: University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Language Media Center; University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Language Resource Center; University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Language Center; Michigan State University, Center for Language Teaching Advancement; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Language Institute