Faces of the Future, an annual career fair hosted by the ASL Interpreting major, gives students a glimpse into the vibrant community of interpreters, D/deaf professionals, collaborators, and business owners. This year, the event brought together community partners from all corners of Florida to meet students, who may one day become valuable members of their organizations, and alumni of the program who are able to share their experiences in the field. The event served as a platform for meaningful dialogues and networking opportunities to flourish.
As seniors approach graduation, the event serves students' need to establish connections with community partners for future employment opportunities. ASL interpreting students from other programs throughout Florida were also invited to participate.
This year had incredible turn out, with over 20 organizations, agencies, and school districts from throughout the state of Florida participating. Over 40 students, graduating seniors, and recent graduates attended. Ariana Carrillo-Hernandez coordinated the event and Jennifer Francisco from the Educational Interpreter Project lended support.