Career Options after Chinese/English Translation

Career Options after Chinese/English Translation

What is Chinese/English Translation?

Chinese/English Translation is one of the Humanities. It is the theoretical and practical study of translation for students fluent in Chinese and English. Students will be introduced to the linguistic, cognitive, sociopolitical and cultural aspects of translation. Courses include topics on:

  • Translation for business and media
  • Translation for government and public administration
  • Chinese syntax, morphology, phonetics, and
  • Methods and theories analysing speech sounds, words, sentences and meaning

What makes Chinese/English Translation at UTSC unique?

This NEW program is the only undergraduate program of its kind in Ontario!

Skills of Translation Grads

  • Analyse and identify patterns
  • Apply methodologies from many disciplines
  • Communicate with people from many backgrounds
  • Evaluate evidence
  • Listen and read for meaning and social use
  • Relate language to social context
  • Understand historical language change
  • Write clearly and present information effectively in Chinese and English

Entry-Level Jobs for Bachelor Grads

Common employment destinations include:

  • Translator in Business or Government Services
  • Editor or Writer in Media and Publishing
  • Legal Assistant in Major Corporations
  • Foreign Service Officer in Government Agencies
  • Research Associate in Marketing Agencies
  • Community Service Worker in Non-Profits
  • Bilingual Client Services Representative
  • Public Relations Specialist in Corporations
  • Market Research Analyst in Business
  • Immigration Officer in Government Services

The Career Directory

Language (French) Grads from UTSC have gone on to:

  • Service Canada (Service Officer)
  • Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs (Advisor)
  • Legal Aid Ontario (Law Intern)

UTSC Language graduates (French) are working in Education, Sales and Media.

Graduate & Professional Studies

Popular further education opportunities include:

  • Business – Master of Business Administration
  • Translation – Master of Arts
  • Education – Bachelor or Master
  • Social Work – Bachelor or Master
  • Journalism – Diploma, Certificate or Master
  • Law School – JD (Juris Doctor)
  • Corporate Communications – Grad Certificate
  • Book & Magazine Publishing – Grad Certificate

Examples of Fields that ‘Fit’ the Skills of French Grads

  • Magazine/Newspaper Publishing Firms
  • Government (Federal, Provincial, Regional, City)
  • Business Services
  • Travel and Tourism, Hotels
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Education
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Law / Legal Services

Your 4-Year Career Exploration Action Plan

1. Do Your Research

The databases below provide you with details about job prospects, nature of work, educational requirements, working conditions, pay and related career paths:

Attend our workshop Discover Your Skills and Career Options, meet with a Career Counsellor, and use our resources to get to know your skills, values, personality and interests.

Use the advice on our tip sheets for gathering information:

  • Information Interviews
  • Working On-Campus
  • Internships
  • Volunteering

2. Explore Career Options & Get Experience

Gain exposure to your options in the world of work and make connections while you’re a student via campus events and programs listed on cln.utoronto.ca and ccr.utoronto.ca:

Apply for Work Study jobs in CLN in Fall and Spring! You might also find work via the SCSU.

Find networking opportunities, internship programs and entry-level jobs via websites like TalentEgg and Charity Village.

As an upper year student (14+ credits), attend UTSC’s Get Hired conference and participate in Jobs for Grads.

As a graduate, explore internships and other trainee programs like Career Edge.

3.Build Your Network

Explore Professional Associations and get involved: volunteer for their events and conferences, and get to know people in your industry of interest. These are your future mentors, supervisors and colleagues!

Other associations and websites for finding networking opportunities and experience include:

Please note: This document is a starting point for your further research into career options in this field of study. For more information on this program and course requirements, please visit the Centre for French & Linguistics website.