An appreciation for foreign languages and a recognition of the need for qualified interpreters in an increasingly mobile world led Adriana Grabias to RMIT.
Through my classes, I have been exposed to the most up-to-date interpreting practices to address the interpreting needs arising from sectors such as education, business, legal, medical, immigration and community services in Australia and overseas.
"Moving to Australia from Poland and looking for my first job showed me bilingual skills are key to a successful start in a new country.
"Studying interpreting has helped me to improve my English language proficiency and allowed me to communicate my ideas seamlessly.
"It has also presented an opportunity for me to connect with the Polish community in Melbourne and provide assistance to those facing language barriers.
"I am especially proud of an assignment that involved weekly recordings of dialogues, monologues and sight translation throughout semester. Although it was challenging, it gave me the opportunity to practise my skills learnt during the course, including effective note taking and memory training. Through regular feedback and documented self-reflection activities, I could track my progress in developing into a fully qualified professional interpreter."