So, let’s say you graduate from an interpreting program. What’s next?

Many new and aspiring interpreters work with a mentor who can support them in honing ASL or decision-making skills, preparing for national certification, or navigating the complexities of specialty areas like health care, mental health, government or performing arts venues.

Mentors are interpreting peers, Deaf people, interpreter educators and others who possess knowledge and skills to help other interpreters master the skill sets they desire.

Your program can help you connect with a mentor or a mentoring program in your area. For more in-depth information on mentorship visit www.interpretereducation.org/aspiring-interpreter/mentorship/mentoring-toolkit/.

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