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Illinois Global Institute Career Day

Illinois Global Institute Career Day, spring 2023

Event Type
Illinois Global Institute; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
306 Coble Hall
Mar 3, 2023   8:30 am - 5:30 pm  
Anthony Chan (Duolingo), Noriyasu Li (Zoom)
Please register by 2/20/23, 5 pm CT to schedule an info interview.
Yuchuan Shen
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Welcome to IGI Career Day!

Current students and recent alumni are invited to a career diversity day focusing on using foreign language, area studies, and thematic studies in the job market. Come and join us for this in-person event to learn how to identify and better communicate your skills, hear professors, professionals, and practitioners discuss their current positions and paths from graduate study to employment, connect with alumni through informational interviews, and engage with peers, colleagues, alumni, and staff at the networking reception!

Spring 2023 Career Day
Friday, March 3, 2023
8:30 am-5:30 pm CT
306 Coble Hall

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Panel Session featuring CEAPS/EALC Alumni:
A Look Inside Language & Technology Jobs
11:10-11:50 am CT
Anthony Chan: Associate Japanese Curriculum Designer, Duolingo
Noriyasu Li: Senior Product Manager, Zoom

Anthony Chan graduated from UIUC in 2021 with an MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures, where he focused on Japanese Linguistics and Pedagogy, taught JAPN201/202 (Elementary Japanese) for two years, and wrote a thesis on video games and language learning. As part of his MA program, he also attended the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies from 2019 to 2020 in Yokohama to study Advanced Japanese through the FLAS fellowship and CEAPS. Outside of his studies, Anthony has worked as a freelance Japanese-to-English video game translator between 2017 and 2021. Before that, he was a double major in Cognitive Science and Japanese at Vassar College, where he started learning Japanese as a freshman. He currently works on improving how Japanese is taught in the language-learning app Duolingo as a curriculum designer.
Noriyasu Li is a Senior Product Manager at Zoom. He has a background of over 10 years in academic research, automatic speech recognition, natural Language understanding, and product management. His primary focus at Zoom is Machine Transcription and Translation. Prior to Zoom, he was a Product Manager and Language Engineer at Amazon, and was a core member of Alexa's Japan launch in 2018. He received his PhD in Linguistics in 2017 from the University of Pittsburgh, his MA in Japanese Linguistics and Pedagogy in 2013 from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and his BA in History and Languages in 2008 from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He received the Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship in 2016, a FLAS Fellowship in 2014, and was the recipient of the Ralph Tyler Award for Best Japanese Language Teaching Assistant in 2013. Between undergraduate and graduate school, he taught English in a small town in Hokikaido, Japan, through the JET Programme, and also studies abroad at Hokkaido University of Education Japan.

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