The Academy of Interpretation and University of Maryland Join Forces to Inspire the Next Generation of Language Professionals

March 5, 2024

COLLEGE PARK, MD — October 26, 2023 — The Academy of Interpretation (AOI), a language institution committed to professionalizing the language services industry and promoting education and experience, recently participated at the University of Maryland's Language Career Fair. This engaging event was sponsored in collaboration with one of the AOI's language services provider, Liberty Language Services.

The University of Maryland's Language Career Fair provided a platform for AOI to connect with students, aspiring language professionals, and like-minded organizations and businesses. This opportunity allowed the AOI to not only network with fellow vendors and sponsors but also engage with students eager to explore the diverse world of language services.

"Being invited to the University of Maryland's Language Career Fair was a big deal for the AOI," stated Maria Teresa, Assistant Director of Education at the AOI. "This is the first time we’ve done outreach at an event like this. We met a lot of qualified students that are ready to make a difference in this industry.”

The AOI's booth at the fair was a hub of activity, offering students the chance to win exciting prizes such as t-shirts, notepads, and valuable workshops by participating in a lively corn hole game. The event provided an interactive and enjoyable environment for students, encouraging them to learn more about language services and explore different training options in the field.

"We are committed to fostering the growth of the interpreting industry and helping students with their career paths," said Maria. "This event gave us the opportunity to inform students about the workshops, training, and resources we offer to assist them in launching successful careers in interpretation."

The University of Maryland's Language Career Fair was a testament to the commitment of organizations like AOI and Liberty to support the next generation of language professionals. It showcased the limitless possibilities in the language services industry and served as an inspiration for students looking to embark on this exciting journey.

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About the Academy of Interpretation (AOI):

The Academy of Interpretation (AOI) aims to professionalize and maintain quality standards in the language services industry via proper credentialing, education, and experience, as well as expand accessibility to interpreting training courses, workshops, and language testing.

About Liberty Language Services:

Liberty Language Services is a full-service agency based in Tysons, Virginia that offers total language solutions and language services to hospital systems, medical offices, legal firms, courts, public schools, and federal, state and local government agencies, universities, private companies, and more. Core capabilities include on-site, face-to-face interpreting services, over-the-phone interpreting, remote video interpreting, and written translation.

About the University of Maryland's Language Career Fair:

The University of Maryland's Language Career Fair is an annual event that connects students, language professionals, and organizations to explore career opportunities and industry trends in the language services field. Students can connect with organizations looking to hire for part-time, internship, and full-time positions in different language fields and learn about ways to build your experiences.