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2023 CLSAS Annual Conference
- Bridging the Gap -
June 3, 2023 - American University, Washington DC


Join CLS alumni from across the country for the opportunity to connect, explore how to leverage your linguistic abilities with on-site recruiters and employers, and bridge the gap between the exchange experience and professional careers.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, June 2, 2023

18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception (RSVP)

Saturday, June 3, 2023

08:30 - 09:00 Check-in + Coffee
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome Session
09:30 - 10:00 Careers at State (Department of State)
10:00 - 11:00 Fellowships and Higher Education (APSIA)
11:00 - 11:35 Alumni Panel
11:40 - 12:25 Careers in Interpretation and Translation (Department of State)
12:25 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Language Specialists, Analysis, and Intelligence Careers (U.S. Intelligence Community)
14:05 - 14:50 Calling All Artists! Reflections on Life, Language, Culture, and the Arts
14:55 - 15:15 Spotlight Presentation: The Clean Energy Corps
15:15 - 15:35 Spotlight Presentation: Language Learning, A Lifelong Process (U.S. Intelligence Community)

15:40 - 16:25 Career Opportunity in Defense Analysis (U.S. Intelligence Community

16:25 - 16:55 Careers in International Development (USAID)

19:00 - 22:00 Happy hour at Sudhouse DC  (RSVP)

Attire: Business Casual

Registration is now FULL. We hope to see you next year!

For a limited number of CLSAS members outside of the D.C. area, we may have funds to sponsor your travel and lodging. Please let us know on the registration form if you require financial assistance to attend the 2023 CLSAS Annual Conference

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Washington Monument
Saturday, June 03, 2023

American University
Constitution Hall
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20016
(free onsite parking)

Free for CLSAS Members/Recent NSLI-Y Alumni

$10 for non-CLSAS Members

2023 CLSAS Annual Conference Sponsors


The event aims to bring together CLS alumni from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations to network, receive professional development opportunities, and support their unique language retention needs. The conference also provides access to career coaching and job recruiters to give alumni the tools and resources needed to succeed and advance their careers. Featuring multiple employers from diverse sectors and industries, including NGOs, private corporations, and federal government agencies, alumni will have the opportunity to attend information sessions and submit resumes to interested employers.


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