A 4th-year student from the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology, Elena Stolyarova, is one of the five winners of the translation competition held by an international company Janus Worldwide. The total number of contestants was 72. Janus Worldwide is one of the largest companies specialising in linguistic services in Central Europe.
The annual competition held by the company started on 19 March. It was aimed primarily at senior bachelor’s degree students and master’s degree students. The participants completed certain tasks and filled in an intern questionnaire. The participants were not limited in the number of tasks they could attempt. The themes of the tasks covered the following areas: information technologies, multimedia, economics, finance, law, technology, tourism, and gaming. Submitted translations were then assessed by the experts working at Janus Worldwide, and the results were published on the company’s website. The winners from universities in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Voronezh will be offered internships at the Russian office of Janus Worldwide.
“Students of the translation department always take part in various translation competitions held either by the faculty of by other universities. It is an old and a very good tradition. Competitions improve professional motivation and give students a chance to test their abilities, to meet professionals and experts, and to learn more about the profession. Thanks to Janus Worldwide we can learn about new technologies and trends in translation and localisation and work on real projects,” said Elena Stolyarova.
“It is vitally important for our students to take advantage of any opportunity for professional growth. It encourages students and helps them to believe in themselves. Their achievements are the result of the effort of all the academic staff. I would especially like to thank Natalia Karavaeva, Associate Professor at the Department of Translation and Professional Communication, who coordinates our partnership with Janus Worldwide,” said Larisa Kuzmina, Head of the Department of Translation and Professional Communication of the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology.