Nouf Alkhaja, Founder of ENLITE Training Institute, was a visiting lecturer at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), School of Translation – Dubai Branch during the academic term Fall 2016/2017.
Nouf has designed, developed and delivered the course Labour Market and Work Ethics, an elective course for the Master of Translation Programme. The Programme has been launched in September 2016.
Nouf Alkhaja was personally invited by USJ Committee to provide the course for her active contribution to the translation industry. Nouf is a Sworn Certified Legal Translator licenced by the UAE Ministry of Justice. She is also Founding Member, Former Chair and currently the Vice Chair of Emirates Translators’ Association founded in 2014. Nouf is also working as a full-time Senior Legal Translator within the Legal Affairs’ Department of one of the leading two telecommunications providers in the UAE.
In addition to the above, Nouf has earned her Master’s of Arts in Translation degree from the University of Sharjah, whereby she was able to gain an insight into the translation industry from both an academic and professional standpoint. Based on her academic background and work experience, Nouf was able to compile practical and relevant content for students to take away and use.
The course was for a duration of 21 hours in total. It covered the theoretical implications and practical applications of leading a translation career, whether one wishes to start their own business or work in-house. The course encouraged students to share and learn from their own practical experience through conducting relevant research, giving presentations, having open discussions, working on their personal profile (SWOT Analysis, elevator speech, CV, USP, etc), among other things. The students also gained an insight on what is expected when applying for a translation internship or job.