Hello and welcome to LocReady!

We are dedicated to improving your career readiness and connecting you to the industry.


Who We Are

Are you new to the localization world? Still, trying to figure what it is all about? Are you too as confused about this industry as we were?

Worry not! LocReady is here! Your one-stop shop to get you started and launch you into the localization industry! LocReady is a special project designed by seven students of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies enrolled in the Translation and Localization Management Program.

Our team is dedicated to helping you start your localization career and keep you posted on all the latest trends!

Team LocReady! Make it click!

Don't Set Limits: Try All the Opportunities You Get

Check out our interview with two new TLM graduates from last year, Jenna and Yichen to learn more about gaming localization.

What We Do

We interview MIIS alums regularly to share their insights, industry updates, and job-hunting advice with our students. Check out our Youtube channel for the most recent interviews!

What difficulties you will encounter while entering the localization industry?

How should I get my foot in the door if I have little experience?

What are the best practices when making connections online?

During an interview, how should I frame my answers so I would be the best fit?

What are the qualities valued by a recruiter?

Still wondering how to get prepared when stepping in the field? Hear some of the very first experience and career advice from the MIIS community!

Words of Wisdoms

Have more questions? Use this form to ask your questions and provide your feedback!

Hear Peer

Localization Career in a nutshell
  • "The interview is not the bar that judges you, but a chance to learn. Find your selling points and play with your strength."
    Xingchen HuXingchen HuProgram Manager at OKCoin
    "I think most people should be lifelong learners. What we learnt at MIIS is a good starting point."
    Juan OrtizJuan OrtizProject Manager at Translation by Design

Now you may want to find your own niche and stand out!

We are here to equip you with the tool!

What are the roles like in the localization industry?

How to improve my career readiness?

LocReady Study Group

If you are as new to the localization world in a professional capacity as we are and still trying to figure out how to open all the doors out there, this is perfect for you! The LocReady Study Group is just what you need.
We pair you up with other students based on your career interests and needs. You can hunt for jobs together, share helpful resources, prepare for interviews together, provide feedback on resumes and cover letters, keep one another motivated, and more!

How it Works

  • Practice mock interviews, improve resumes, and share job-hunting tips on a regular basis
  • Learn from peers in meet-ups and from experienced alums in live Q&A sessions
  • Create your personal career preparation workshops

Check out our best practices for successful groups!

Missed the sign-ups? Don’t worry! You are still welcomed to join our live sessions and learn more insights from MIIS alumni!