What are the majors that will support my translating/interpreting career?
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Martin Hanna  Identity Verified
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May 13, 2010

I am really interested in working as a translator after I graduate but I don't what's the best major that will help me accomplish that?

Note: I am a student at the City University of New York, USA.....


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Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
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What subjects interest you? May 13, 2010

Whether you are interested in chemistry, business, IT, international development, etc. any subject you study in addition to your languages will help you in your translation career. Just make sure it's something that really interests you. NYU also has a certificate in translation you could complete in addition, but I'm not sure if they offer Arabic. Hope that helps!

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Thanks May 14, 2010

Thanks, they do offer a translation Certificate in Arabic.

So basically your advice is to finish my major "which is Computer Science btw" and then find a Certificate in translating from a reputable place.


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Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
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Yes May 16, 2010

Yes, that would be my advice. If you are in the USA and intend to be based here, a certificate or some other type of formal recognition of your translation skills isn't absolutely necessary, but it's useful.

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Martin Hanna  Identity Verified
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Thanks May 16, 2010

Thanks a lot

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