Graduate Stories: Translation Industry Seminar

Posted on 02/06/12 in DCU LS NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS, TRANSLATION, No Comments

The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) and DCU Careers Service have organised a Graduate Stories event where graduates of the M.A. in Intercultural Studies and the M.A. in Translation Studies will talk about the programmes and their careers. In addition, Lorna Kavanagh from Irish Distillers will outline opportunities for language graduates on the Jameson Graduate Programme.


Time: 7 p.m.,

Location: Seminar Room, 4th floor, Invent building, DCU.

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  • M.A. in Intercultural Studies

Claire Bohan graduated with a BA in Arts (French/German) from NUI Maynooth in 1990 and went on to do a Masters and PhD at the University of Vienna, Austria. Returning to Ireland in 1998, she did the Masters in Intercultural Studies with SALIS in 2001 and moved from her post as a German lecturer in SALIS to develop the International Office in DCU. Claire took up the position of Director of Student Support & Development in DCU in 2006 and is still enjoying this role at the University.

Marielena Ivory is a 2005 graduate of Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she majored in Culture and Politics. Following graduation she was selected to participate on the US Congress-Korean National Youth Assembly exchange program, before interning in the Policy and Research division of the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. She spent three years at the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), first as Meetings Coordinator and then as Meetings and Awards Manager. She moved to Meridian International Center where she worked in the Professional Exchanges Division. In 2009 she moved to Dublin and obtained her Masters in Intercultural Studies from Dublin City University in 2010. She most recently was at Google as a coordinator on the EMEA University Programs team, supporting university outreach across Europe.

  • M.A. in Translation Studies

Hazel Burlet (Rochford) (M.A. in Translation Studies, G/S 2005):

Having graduated from DCU in autumn 2005, Hazel went on to accept a six-month contract as a junior translator with the Language Services of a large multidisciplinary scientific research centre in Germany “Forschungszentrum Jülich”. In spring 2006, she was offered a permanent position as one of the two translators there. The team has since grown to include three translators whose services are available to the some 4,700 employees at Jülich. In addition to translating specialized scientific texts and popular scientific publications (predominantly German-English), Hazel also cross-checks her colleagues’ translations and revises publications written by the mainly German scientists in English.

She is also responsible for matters concerning translation software and other electronic aids. Her interests lie in the field of computer-aided translation, particularly in the convergence of TM and MT, and in the cultural aspects of translation.

Ciara Mc Nelis has a degree in Psychological Studies and Spanish from NUIG.

She graduated from the M.A. in Translation Studies in 2007. She worked as a Business Development Executive selling translation services for STAR Translation Ireland for almost three years. She then moved to IBM to work as an IT Services Sales Specialist for the U.K market.

  • Jameson Graduate Programme

Lorna Kavanagh, Business Development Manager at Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, will talk about the Jameson Graduate Programme. They are looking to recruit a significant number of graduates with languages – especially Japanese.

For more info: Graduate Stories Poster

Please direct any queries about this event to the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland. Email: