LINGISTICS CONSULTING/INTERNSHIP: CONNECTING LINGUISTICS TO THE COMMUNITY AND INDUSTRY
Humanities subjects have many practical applications outside of academia, yet our students do not feel confident in effectively selling themselves in today's STEM-saturated job market. It is crucial to prepare humanities students to take advantage of growing opportunities in the region. It is equally imperative other organizations realize the potential contributions of humanities to their projects. Preparing students for versatile careers is especially important in light of changing trends in employment. Teaching them skills like creativity, critical thinking and collaboration will serve them in almost any job they pursue (NAS, 2018; Harper, 2018) . Through this internship program, we desire to enhance the visibility of the humanities and its important connections with several disciplinary areas across the University, foster collaborative work in research, education, clinical services and other areas of study and to strengthen connections with the wider community in Pittsburgh and beyond. At the same time, it is an opportunity to enrich the humanities and outline the diverse ways in which humanities, and linguistics in particular, can in fact help us navigate the new reality of our digital age and more.