Benjamin enrolled in the interpreting program so he could work alongside the Deaf community and facilitate conversation.
Both of my parents are deaf, so I wanted to work in a field in which I could still be part of my cultural community. I am also drawn to the varied nature of the work, as sign language interpreters go wherever they are needed by the Deaf community. I like being around people and I didn’t want to be stuck behind a desk.
The quality of service an interpreter provides is something that can affect people’s lives in a very real and immediate way.
The aim is to provide effective communication between two parties, without personally influencing the situation beyond what is absolutely necessary.
Proper training will help me accomplish this goal, and RMIT’s program has a very good reputation.
This career choice offers the opportunity for an interesting and varied life full of learning, and people who I might not usually interact with in situations that I otherwise might never see.