Summer at BMC

Sun-soaked postcards from Bryn Mawr College

A Postcard From: Heidi Gay ’15

img_5105Name: Heidi Gay

Year: 2015

Major: French

What’s happening? We’d love to hear how your internship is going! I’m in my third week in the translation division of the Boston Language Institute. It’s been quite interesting learning about project management and working on projects as well—I was working on the dubbing of Chinese audio for an educational video for a university, for example.

I’ve been here since the end of May. I’ve spent some time in the English as a Second Language department, seeing how things work there, as well as helped out the Foreign Languages department with some administrative tasks here. Since I’ve gotten to change the desk that I’m sitting at every three or four weeks or so, I’ve also spent time observing the TEFL Certification classes and listening in on an Italian class from one of my desks as well. That rotation in particular was quite memorable.

It’s been quite the learning experience, in all, and I’ll walk away from the Boston Language Institute this summer with plenty of stories to tell.

How I heard about my internship: The President of the Boston Language Institute, Siri Karm Singh Khalsa, is a Haverford alum. I wrote to him asking if there were any intern gigs available.

Why I applied for my internship: wanted to get some experience in the language business and thought it was a good idea at that time.

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