When you study ASL and Deaf culture, you learn to understand an exceptional community, one you inherently become an advocate for — no matter what career you choose. But there are various advocacy organizations and causes students of sign may become especially passionate about — ones that they may pursue as careers. In addition to ASL coursework, […]Read More...
March 30th, 2016
In our last blog, Look into ASL spoke with William Woods University ASL interpreting alumnus Harrison Jones about his experience and advice for future bachelors in American Sign Language interpreting students. Jones is currently an interpreter specialist with Bridge Interpreting – MERIL. He provides interpreting services in a wide range of settings, including legal, medical, […]Read More...
February 3rd, 2016
ASL Interpreting alumnus Harrison Jones found William Woods University through his sister — who fell in love with ASL after taking a few courses for a diversity requirement. Jones started as a legal studies major with an interpreting minor, in hopes to work as a lawyer who specialized in working with the Deaf, but quickly reversed […]Read More...
January 27th, 2016
The combination of study in both social work and ASL, whether it’s a bachelors in Interpretation Studies or a Bachelor of Arts in American Sign Language Studies, brings substantial benefits that go two ways. Both American Sign Language Interpreters can use social work skills in their interpreting, and licensed social workers can use American Sign […]Read More...
January 13th, 2016
Posted in ASL At Work
American Sign Language Interpreting students at William Woods University take courses like ASL 101 – Career Seminar to learn right from the start their various career options that allow them to communicate using ASL and work with and in service to Deaf people. One of which, may be a career in Career Development, helping Deaf […]Read More...
September 14th, 2015
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 11 percent growth in total for all occupations between 2012 and 2022. For the interpreters and translators sector of occupations, however, the projected occupation growth is much greater: 46 percent! In 2012, the number of interpreter and translator occupations was 63,600. This projected number is predicted to be […]Read More...
May 6th, 2015
Posted in ASL At Work