Last week Emily Moss (OKS 2013), returned to King’s to give a careers talk to current Fifth and Sixth Formers about the common perceptions of linguistics and what studying linguistics entails. Emily is currently a Masters student in Applied Linguistics at UCL and a part-time English as a second language teacher. Prior to this Emily had a gap year in Bordeaux, followed by a BA in Linguistics at UCL with a year abroad in Strasborg. Emily provided students with a short activity to get them thinking about words in a different way.
Emily highlighted the benefits of studying linguistics and the various career paths that you are able to choose, varying from a speech and language therapist to the National Crime Agency.
One of the key messages from Emily’s talk was to encourage students to say yes to a variety of different work experiences as you are always able to apply your experiences to what you end up doing.
Some of Emily’s teachers from when she was at King’s joined a mix of Fifth and Sixth Formers to hear all about what Emily had been up to since she left King’s, and then took part in a Q&A session.
Emily also had a tour of the school with the Development Department, giving her an opportunity to see what’s changed at King’s since she left.
Our next careers talk, on March 29th will be from Lydia Hunter (OKS 2003), Head of Digital at L’Oreal Paris, and Miranda Harle (2012), Client Manager at Whalar.