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ALC Bridge at University of Florida - Connecting Faculty and Students

Tuesday, March 10, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jessica Bratton



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            


ALC BridgeTM at University of Florida – Connecting Faculty and Students


FOREST HILL, MD, USA (March 10, 2020) – ALC BridgeTM, the career platform developed by the Association of Language Companies, will be the focus of a luncheon discussion at the University of Florida led by ALC BridgeTM Chair and UF Alumna Kathleen A. Diamond on March 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT. The presentation will address how faculty can help students connect their language skills to future careers.

                 “This visit to my alma mater is very important to me as it is a great opportunity to showcase ALC Bridge: Careers in Language,  an innovative approach to connecting students, educators and employers to the innumerable career paths in the language services space,” stated Kathleen K Diamond, UF BA 1968; MA 16th Century French Literature 1969.


The 90-minute session will cover these topics:

1.       As society becomes increasingly global and multi-cultural, how will the job market offer an ever-widening range of careers that require language skills and language management?

2.      Will the adoption of technology solutions for translation and other language-sector services replace the need for language talent? How is this evolution unfolding?

3.       How can ALC Bridge help students obtain careers in language?

Diamond’s presentation will broaden your awareness of careers in language. She will demonstrate how ALC BridgeTM can cultivate skills to help prepare students and professionals for language careers in this evolving world. The language services industry is changing quickly and ALC BridgeTM is poised to partner with academic institutions to encourage inclusion in their language departments’ courses so that future linguists are prepared for high level global careers.

To learn more about ALC BridgeTM, visit or contact



Mary Connor, Executive Director

(443)966-3854, Ext. 1205


About the Association of Language Companies: The Association of Language Companies (ALC) is a trade association representing language service companies (LSCs) in the United States and internationally. As a trade association, it is also our responsibility to represent the industry to the rest of the world. ALC is focused on increasing visibility and positions itself as the voice of the industry in the United States. The association works closely with language advocacy groups and federal and state lobbying groups. ALC has committees and members active in building new industry standards to both guide and protect professional language companies. With ALC’s academic outreach initiative, ALC BridgeTM, the Association created the framework for bringing together LSCs and the academic institutions that are teaching future language professionals and employees. ALC provides valuable information to both members and nonmembers with its one-of-a-kind industry survey, and with updates on government issues, industry trends, and standards. From the online Forums to the in-person events, ALC brings together the people that lead these companies so that we can all learn from each other. These connections develop into strong partnerships, and even friendships. ALC works hard to give companies several opportunities to find each other for collaboration, networking, knowledge sharing, and mentoring. For more information, visit