Carnegie Mellon University

Masters of Global Communication & Applied Translation

A Joint Program of the Department of English and the Department of Modern Languages

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Careers and Placement for Global Communication & Applied Translation Masters Graduates

Translators are key players in diverse multicultural teams, facilitators of knowledge transfers for solving key problems, and communicators in highly sensitive situations. There has never been a more important time to offer this innovative Masters program. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, rapid growth is predicted for the translation, localization, and interpretation industry in the coming years, with a projected employment increase of 17% for 2016-2026, much faster than the average.

In a rapidly globalizing world, professionals capable of bridging gaps and facilitating interactions among different cultures, languages, and fields are more needed than ever. The M.A. GCAT program provides students with the tools, both theoretical and practical, for careers helping organizations navigate this dynamic marketplace. 

Yifan FangAlumni Spotlight: Yifan Fang

Class of 2022
Senior Translation Project Manager at Global Wordsmiths

"The GCAT program has really opened new doors for me in the language service industry. I came to the program with a pure interest in translation, but I have learned a lot more new skills other than translation throughout the practical courses and projects. Those skills have proven valuable in my current job and I am extremely grateful for the experience."

Recent Jobs (2020 +)

  • Boston University, Senior Coordinator
  • Global Wordsmiths, Translation Project Manager
  • US Pharmacopeia, Publishing Specialist - Translations, 
  • WeLocalize, Localization Project Manager, 
  • Middlebury Education Consulting, Inc., Admission Education Consultant, 
  • YouNow, Inc., Community Manager and Market Lead, 

Translation Talk - Interviews With Translators