GALA offers free membership for academic institutions
With growth in our sector projected to skyrocket in the coming years, GALA recognizes the importance of attracting qualified talent to the language industry. By connecting academia and business, we hope to develop relationships and pathways that enable new professionals to embark on successful localization careers after graduation. We also aim to provide faculty access to our wealth of industry materials to use in the classroom.
With a GALA membership you can:
- Access GALA’s diverse e-learning opportunities including content focused on career development
- Get deep discounts on GALA conference registration
- Apply for the Rising Star Scholarship and volunteer opportunities to attend the annual GALA conference (students only)
- Connect with peers to discuss best-practices
- Meet and leverage industry experts
- Be part of a thriving global community
GALA is the place where professionals gather to learn, share, and inspire each other. Join GALA today and set yourself and your students up for success.
In our Localization and Translation program at the University of Texas (Arlington), GALA membership is one of the most valuable assets we have at our disposal. GALA conferences provide our teaching team access to the latest and best practices in our field, as well as networking opportunities with other GALA members from LSP, vendor, and non-profit settings. Our students regularly benefit from the large and growing library of webinars and other presentations which highlight national and international presenters discussing the latest topics and developments in Localization—we share these materials in our classrooms and curriculum overall. We highly recommend GALA participation for college and university faculty in localization and translation!
- Pete Smith, Professor, Modern Languages, University of Texas - Arlington
Featured Content for Academic Members
Managing Your Localization Career
This webinar presents information about employment opportunities and career paths in the localization industry.
Building Your Localization Career
Soren Eberhardt, Ana Mandic, Dulce Carillo, and Darren Monk
Three localization professionals discuss how they built successful careers in the industry after graduating from a localization certificate program.
Transforming Talent: The Modern Project Manager
Lena Marg, Sasan Banava, María Jesús de Arriba Díaz, and Oleksandr Bondarenko
What areas should a project manager focus on to be of strategic value to an organization? Are educational training programs and companies prepared to upskill project managers?